Prehospital Emergency Care

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/27/2007
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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The most complete resource for EMT-B training, this best-selling, reader-friendly book contains clear, step-by-step explanations with comprehensive, stimulating, and challenging material that prepares and equips users for real on-the-job situations. With its use of the case study model, state-of-the-art scans, algorithms, protocols, and the inclusion of areas above and beyond the DOT protocols, this new edition ofPrehospital Emergency Careprepares users 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 readers'ability to assess and manage ill and injured patients in prehospital environments. Topics covered include an excellent introductory section that contains an overview of the human body, baseline vital signs, history taking, and ethical and legal issues. Subsequent chapters cover the airway; patient assessment; medical, behavioral, and obstetrics/gynecology; trauma; infants and children; operations; and advanced airway management.An excellent reference resource for emergency medical technicians.

Author Biography

Joseph J. Mistovich, MEd, NREMT-P

Joseph Mistovich is Chairperson of the Department of Health Professions and a Professor at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio. He has more than 22 years of experience as an educator in emergency medical services. Mr. Mistovich received his Master of Education degree in Community Health Education from Kent State University in 1988. He completed a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science degree with a major in Allied Health in 1985, and an Associate in Applied Science degree in Emergency Medical Technology in 1982 from Youngstown State University.

Mr. Mistovich has more than 27 years of experience providing advanced life support in the prehospital environment. He is an author or coauthor of numerous EMS books and journal articles and is a frequent presenter at national and state EMS conferences.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Emergency Medical Care
The Well-Being of the EMT-Basic
Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues
The Human Body
Baseline Vital Signs and History Taking
Preparing to Lift and Move Patients
Airway Management, Ventilation, and Oxygen Therapy
Patient Assessment
Scene Size-Up
Patient Assessment
Assessment of Geriatric Patients
Medical, Behavioral, and Obstetrics/Gynecology
General Pharmacology
Respiratory Emergencies
Cardiac Emergencies
Automated External Defibrillation
Altered Mental Status-Diabetic Emergencies
Altered Speech, Sensory, or Motor Function: Stroke Emergency
Seizures and Syncope
Allergic Reaction
Poisoning Emergencies
Drug and Alcohol Emergencies
Acute Abdominal Pain
Environmental Emergencies
Drowning, Near-Drowning, and Diving Emergencies
Behavioral Emergencies
Obstetric and Gynecological Emergencies
Mechanisms of Injury: Kinetics of Trauma
Bleeding and Shock
Soft Tissue Injuries
Burn Emergencies
Musculoskeletal Injuries
Injuries to the Head
Injuries to the Spine
Eye, Face, and Neck Injuries
Chest, Abdomen, and Genitalia Injuries
Agricultural and Industrial Emergencies
Infants and Children
Infants and Children
Moving Patients
Ambulance Operations
Gaining Access and Extrication
Hazardous Materials Emergencies
Multiple-Casualty Incidents
Advanced Airway Elective
Advanced Airway Management
Basic Life Support
National Registry Skill Sheets
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