First Responder A Skills Approach

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-08-31
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall

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The 7th edition of this popular First Responder title, takes students beyond national standards while retaining the easy-to-read, step-by-step format that has made it a favorite for over a decade. Comprehensive coverage includes a variety of topics, including material that goes beyond the DOT curriculum and airway and circulation chapters that fully comply with the newly revised AHA Guidelines. New features, enrichment materials will enhance the clear and in-depth coverage that has been this titles trademark. New material has been added on terrorism, industrial emergencies, and special patients, as well as a new chapter on Geriatric Emergencies. A new special featureFirst Responder Flashhighlights key information. First Responder students and professionals.

Author Biography

Daniel Limmer (Author). Dan Limmer, EMT-P, has been involved in EMS for over 25 years. He remains active as a paramedic with Kennebunk Fire Rescue in Kennebunk, Maine, and the Kennebunkport EMS (KEMS) in Kennebunkport, Maine. A passionate educator, Dan teaches EMT and paramedic courses at the Southern Maine Community College in South Portland, Maine, and has taught at the George Washington University in Washington, DC and the Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, New York. He is a charter member of the National Association of EMS Educators and a member of the National Association of EMTs (NAEMT) for which he serves on the Advanced Medical Life Support Committee.

Dan was formerly involved in law enforcement, beginning as a dispatcher and retiring as a police officer in Colonie, New York, where he received three command recognition awards as well as the distinguished service award (Officer of the Year) in 1987. During his 20-year law enforcement career he served in the communications, patrol, juvenile, narcotics, and training units.

In addition to authoring several EMS journal articles, Dan is co-author of a number of EMS textbooks for Brady including First Responder: A Skills Approach, Essentials of Emergency Care, Advanced Medical Life Support, the military and fire service editions of Emergency Care, and others. He speaks frequently at regional, state, and national EMS conferences.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the EMS System
Well-Being of the First Responder
Legal and Ethical Issues
The Human Body
Lifting and Moving Patients
Airway A
Airway B
Automated External Defibrillation
Patient Assessment
Scene Size-Up
Introduction to Patient Assessment and Vital Signs
Patient Assessment
Communication and Documentation
Illness and Injury
Medical Emergencies
Cardiac and Respiratory Emergencies
Medical Emergencies
Environmental Emergencies
Psychological Emergencies and Crisis Intervention, Bleeding and Soft-Tissue Injuries
Bleeding and Shock
Soft-Tissue Injuries
Injuries to the Chest, Abdomen, and Genitalia
Burn Emergencies
Agricultural and Industrial Emergencies, Injuries to Muscles and Bones
Injuries to the Head, Face, and Neck
Injuries to the Spine
Musculoskeletal Injuries
Childbirth and Children
Infants and Children
Geriatric Considerations
Geriatric Patients
EMS Operations
EMS Operations
Hazardous Materials Incidents and Em
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