Prehospital Emergency Care

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/8/2013
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Prehospital Emergency Care , Tenth Edition, meets the National EMS Education Standards and is the most complete resource for EMT-B training. This best-selling, student-friendly book contains clear, step-by-step explanations with comprehensive, stimulating, and challenging material that prepares users for real on-the-job situations. Featuring case studies, state-of-the-art scans, algorithms, protocols, and the inclusion of areas above and beyond the DOT protocols, the tenth edition effectively prepares students for success. The assessment and emergency care sections provide the most up-to-date strategies for providing competent care; and the enrichment sections further enhance students’ ability to assess and manage ill and injured patients in prehospital environments. The text’s table of contents is organized to follow the National EMS Educational Standards.

Table of Contents


Standard Preparatory   

Standard Public Health   

1.  Emergency Medical Care Systems, Research, and Public Health  

2.  Workforce Safety and Wellness of the EMT  

3.  Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues  

4.  Documentation  

5.  Communication  

6.  Lifting and Moving Patients  



Standard Anatomy and Physiology   

Standard Medical Terminology   

7.  Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology  



Standard Pathophysiology   

8.  Pathophysiology  



Standard Life Span Development   

9.  Life Span Development  



Standard Airway Management, Respiration, and Artificial Ventilation   

10. Airway Management, Artificial Ventilation, and Oxygenation  



Standard Assessment   

11. Baseline Vital Signs, Monitoring Devices, and History Taking  

12. Scene Size-Up  

13. Patient Assessment  



Standard Pharmacology   

14. Pharmacology and Medication Administration  



Standard Shock and Resuscitation   

15. Shock and Resuscitation  



Standard Medicine   

16. Respiratory Emergencies  

17. Cardiovascular Emergencies  

18. Altered Mental Status, Stroke, and Headache  

19. Seizures and Syncope  

20. Acute Diabetic Emergencies  

21. Anaphylactic Reactions  

22. Toxicologic Emergencies  

23. Abdominal, Gynecologic, Genitourinary, and Renal Emergencies  

24. Environmental Emergencies  

25. Submersion Incidents: Drowning and Diving Emergencies  

26. Behavioral Emergencies  



Standard Trauma   

27. Trauma Overview: The Trauma Patient and the Trauma System  

28. Bleeding and Soft Tissue Trauma  

29. Burns  

30. Musculoskeletal Trauma  

31. Head Trauma  

32. Spinal Column and Spinal Cord Trauma  

33. Eye, Face, and Neck Trauma  

34. Chest Trauma  

35. Abdominal and Genitourinary Trauma  

36. Multisystem Trauma and Trauma in Special Patient Populations  



Standard Special Patient Populations   

37. Obstetrics and Care of the Newborn  

38. Pediatrics  

39. Geriatrics  

40. Patients with Special Challenges

41. The Returning Combat Veteran     



Standard EMS Operations   

42. Ambulance Operations and Air Medical Response  

43. Gaining Access and Patient Extrication  

44. Hazardous Materials  

45. Multiple-Casualty Incidents and Incident Management  

46. EMS Response to Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction  


Appendix 1.  ALS-Assist Skills  

Appendix 2.  Advanced Airway Management  


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