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Keith J. Karren, Ph.D., EMT-B, is professor of Health Sciences at Brigham Young University, where he teaches First Aid and related courses. He is also the director of Emergency Medical Services (EMS), an educational service that offers continuing education for EMS personnel. He has been active in higher education for over 37 years, is the author of numerous EMS publications, and is an organizer of key EMS conferences.
Daniel Limmer, NREMT-P, is a faculty member at Eastern Manie Community College in Bangor, Maine. He has been involved in EMS and law enforcement for over 28 years and still practices as a paramedic with Kennebunk Fire Rescue in Kennebunk, Maine. Dan is a frequent lecturer at conferences and colleges nationwide. He is a co-author of several textbooks, including Emergency Care, Essentials of Emergency Care, Advanced Medical Life Support, and First Responder: A Skills Approach.
Joseph J.Mistovich, M.Ed, NREMT-P, is chair of the Department of Health Professions and a professorat Youngstown State University, Ohio. He has more than 22 years of experience as an educator in emergency medical services and multidisciplinary health care. He received a Master of Education degree from Kent State University, a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science degree and an Associate in Applied Science degree in Emergency Medical Services, both from Youngstown State University. He has authored several EMS textbooks and numerous EMS articles. He is a frequent speaker at state and national conferences.
Randall Benner, M.Ed, NREMT-P, is a contributing author to this edition. He is the director of the Emergency Medical Technology program at Youngstown State University, where he teaches courses in psychoneuroimmunology, behavior change, and health psychology. He has authored and co-authored numerous texts, several with Joe Mistovich, and is a prime organizer of a major EMS annual conference held in Salt Lake City.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to First Aid Care
2. Anatomy and Physiology of Body Systems
3. Victim Assessment
4. Basic Life Support: Artificial Ventilation
5. Basic Life Support: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
6. Bleeding and Shock
7. Soft-Tissue Injuries
8. Injuries to the Face, Eye, and Throat
9. Injuries to the Chest, Abdomen, and Genitalia
10. Dressing and Bandaging
11. Musculoskeletal Injuries
12. Common Sport and Recreational Injuries
13. Head and Spine Injuries
14. Poisoning Emergencies
15. Drug and Alcohol Emergencies
16. Cardiovascular and Stroke Emergencies
17. Respiratory Emergencies
18. Diabetic Emergencies
19. Acute Abdominal Distress and Related Emergencies
20. Seizures, Dizziness, and Fainting
21. Childbirth and Related Emergencies
22. Pediatric and Geriatric Emergencies
23. Bites and Stings
24. Burn Emergencies
25. Heat and Cold Emergencies
26. Water Emergencies
27. Wilderness Emergencies
28. Psychological Emergencies and Disasters
29. Lifting and Moving Victims
30. Vehicle Stabilization and Victim Extrication