Emergency Medical Responder: First Responder in Action

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-02-10
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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This textbook and its ancillary features provide a clearly written, comprehensive package based on the Department of Transportation's 40-hour First Responder curriculum. The focus of the course is to teach individuals how to recognize the seriousness of a victim's condition and safely administer appropriate emergency medical care for life-threatening injuries relative to airway, breathing, and circulation. This text includes skills and information that meet and sometimes exceed the DOT curriculum objective. Written by an educator who trains various levels of EMS professionals, Barbara Aehlert knows her audience well and writes to their level. Information is presented in a well-organized format that is very accessible, and is richly supported by illustrations that are key to learning. This text is written for public safety personnel as well as athletic trainers, ski patrol teams, lifeguards, and the like.

Table of Contents

Module 1: Preparatory

Chapter 1: EMS Systems and Research

Chapter 2: Workforce Safety and Wellness

Chapter 3: Legal and Ethical Issues and Documentation

Chapter 4: EMS System Communication

Chapter 5: Medical Terminology

Module 2: Function and Development of the Human Body

Chapter 6: The Human Body

Chapter 7: Pathophysiology

Chapter 8: Lifespan Development

Module 3: Pharmacology

Chapter 9: Principles of Pharmacology

Module 4: Airway Management, Respiration, and Ventilation

Chapter 10: Airway Management, Respiration, and Ventilation

Module 5: Patient Assessment

Chapter 11: Therapeutic Communications and History Taking

Chapter 12: Patient Assessment

Module 6: Medical Emergencies

Chapter 13: Medical Overview

Chapter 14: Neurological Disorders

Chapter 15: Endocrine Disorders

Chapter 16: Respiratory Disorders

Chapter 17: Cardiovascular Disorders

Chapter 18: Abdominal and Gastrointestinal Disorders

Chapter 19: Genitourinary/Renal Disorders

Chapter 20: Gynecological Emergencies

Chapter 21: Anaphylaxis

Chapter 22: Toxicology

Chapter 23: Psychiatric Disorders

Chapter 24: Diseases of the Nose

Module 7: Shock

Chapter 25: Shock

Module 8: Trauma

Chapter 26: Trauma Overview

Chapter 27: Bleeding and Soft Tissue Trauma

Chapter 28: Chest Trauma

Chapter 29: Abdominal and Genitourinary Trauma

Chapter 30: Trauma to Muscles and Bones

Chapter 31: Head, Face, Neck, and Spine Trauma

Chapter 32: Special Considerations in Trauma

Chapter 33: Environmental Trauma

Chapter 34: Multisystem Trauma

Module 9: Special Patient Populations

Chapter 35: Obstetrics

Chapter 36: Neonatal Care

Chapter 37: Pediatrics

Chapter 38: Older Adults

Chapter 39: Patients with Special Challenges

Module 10: EMS Operations

Chapter 40: Principles of Emergency Response and Transportation

Chapter 41: Incident Management

Chapter 42: Multiple Casualty Incidents

Chapter 43: Air Medical Transport

Chapter 44: Vehicle Extrication

Chapter 45: Hazardous Materials Awareness

Chapter 46: Terrorism and Disaster Response


Appendix A: CPR

Appendix B: Rural and Frontier EMS



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