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A complete review for EMT-Basic certification -- updated to reflect the new national standardIncludes test-simulating online questionsMcGraw-Hill's EMT Basicprovides a complete review of the coursework any first-responder (or recertifying EMT) must know to pass the recently-updated national certification exam. Written by EMT course directors, the book is presented in a high-yield outline format supplemented with Q&A, clinical scenarios, and a robust online practice exam that helps prepare you for test day.Features Complete overview of every topic you must know on exam day Reflects the recently updated National Standard Curriculum, released in Spring 2010 NEW images facilitate learning (anatomical, instruments, equipment) NEW practice exam at the end of the book More Q&A, EKG images, and scenario cases to reinforce learning High-yield chapters that include cases, bulleted content review with margin notes, and chapter-ending Q&As A 150-question online practice exam that gives you valuable practice in online testing Expert authorship from two highly experienced EMT-Basic course instructors who zero-in on exactly what you need to pass Helpful test-taking tips throughout to guide your studyThe content you need to ace the exam: Exam Preparation Tips;Preparatory;Airway;Patient Assesment;Medical Emergencies;Trauma;Pediatric Patients;Operations;Advanced Airway
Table of Contents
Exam Preparation Tips Section I: Preparatory Chapter 1: Introduction to Emergency Case; Chapter 2: Well-Being of the EMT; Chapter 3: Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues; Chapter 4: The Human Body; Chapter 5: Baseline Vital Signs and History Taking; Chapte 6: Preparing to Lift and Move Patients Section 2: Airway Chapter 7: Airway Management, Ventilation, and Oxygen Therapy Section 3: Patient Assesment Chapter 8: Scene Size-Up/Safety; Chapter 9: Patient Assessment; Chapter 10: Assessment of the Geriatric Patient; Chapter 11: Communications; Chapter 12: Documentation Section 4: Medical Emergencies Chapter 13: Respiratory Emergencies; Chapter 14: Respiratory Emergencies; Chapter 15: Cardiovascular Emergencies; Chapter 16: Automated Exteernal Difibrillation; Chapter 17: Altered Mental Status and Diabetic Emergencies; Chapte 18: Acute Stroke; Chapter 19: Seizures and Syncope; Chapter 20: Allergic Reactions; Chapter 21: Poisoning and Overdose Emergencies; Chapter 22: Drug and Alcohol Emergencies; Chapter 23: Acute Abdominal Pain; Chapter 24: Environmental Emergencies; Chapter 25: Submersion, Drowning, and Diving Emergencies; Chapter 26: Behavioral Emergencies; Chapter 27: Obstetric and Gynecological Emergencies Section 5: Trauma Chapter 28: Mechanism of Injury, Kinematics of Trauma; Chapter 29: Bleeding and Shock; Chapter 30: Soft Tissue Injuries; Chapter 31: Burn Emergencies; Chapter 32: Muscoskeletal Injuries; Chapter 33: Head Injuries; Chapter 34: Injuries to the Spine; Chapter 35: Injuries tothe Eyes, Face, and Neck; Chapter 36: Chest, Abdomen, and Genitalia Injuries; Chapter 37: Agricultural and Industrial Accidents Section 6: Pediatric Patients Chapter 38: Infants and Children Section 7: Operations Chapter 39: Ambulance Operations; Chapter 40: Gaining Access and Extrication; Chapter 41: Response to Hazardous Materials; Chapter 42: Response to Mass Casualty Incidents National Incident Management Systems; Chapter 43: Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents Section 8: Advanced Airway Chapter 44: Advanced Airway Management Answers to Chapter Questions Practice Exam Practice Exam Answers