9780134704456

PREHOSPITAL EMERGENCY CARE

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  • ISBN13:

    9780134704456

  • ISBN10:

    0134704452

  • Edition: 11th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2017-10-17
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

For courses in Prehospital Emergency Care.


The most complete resource for EMT training

Comprehensive in scope and student-friendly, Prehospital Emergency Care conveys the “WHY” behind the signs and symptoms students observe and the services they provide. Through a solid foundation of pathophysiology, students will learn to quickly identify immediate life threats and deliver excellent emergency care.

The 11th edition continues to meet and exceed the National EMS Education Standards. It has been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest and best practices for emergency medical services in the US, including conforming to the latest American Heart Association guidelines. Spine motion restriction, naloxone administration, sepsis, stroke screening tools, human trafficking, active shooter, domestic violence, and clinical decision-making with regard to oxygen administration are just a few of the updates readers will discover in this hallmark text.

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Author Biography

Joseph J. Mistovich, MEd, NRP, is Chairperson of the Department of Health Professions and a Professor at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio. He has more than 33 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 is an author or coauthor of numerous EMS books and journal articles and is a frequent presenter at national and state EMS conferences.


Keith J. Karren, PhD, EMT-B, is Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Department of Health Science at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He has been a professional Health Science and EMS educator and author for 40 years. Dr. Karren received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Brigham Young University in 1969 and 1970 and his PhD in Health Science from Oregon State University in 1975. Dr. Karren was one of the earliest certified EMTs in Utah and helped found SAVERS, a community volunteer EMS ambulance association in Utah. Dr. Karren co-founded the Prehospital Emergency Care and Crisis Intervention Conference, held annually in Salt Lake City for 36 years, one of the premier EMS conferences in North America. Dr. Karren is the author or coauthor of numerous books on prehospital emergency care and health, including First Aid for Colleges and Universities, First Responder: A Skills Approach, and Mind/Body Health.

Table of Contents

PART 1: PREPARATORY AND 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 

 

PART 2: ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY, AND MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

7. Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology 

 

PART 3: PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

8. Pathophysiology 

 

PART 4: SPAN DEVELOPMENT

9. Life Span Development 

 

PART 5: AIRWAY MANAGEMENT, ARTIFICIAL VENTILATION, AND OXYGENATION

10. Airway Management, Artificial Ventilation, and Oxygenation 

 

PART 6: ASSESSMENT

11. Vital Signs, Monitoring Devices, and History Taking 

12. Scene Size-Up 

13. Patient Assessment 

 

PART 7: GENERAL PHARMACOLOGY AND MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION

14. General Pharmacology and Medication Administration 

 

PART 8: SHOCK AND RESUSCITATION 

15. Shock and Resuscitation 

 

PART 9: MEDICINE 

16. Respiratory Emergencies 

17. Cardiovascular Emergencies 

18. Altered Mental Status, Stroke, and Headache 

19. Seizures and Syncope 

20. Acute Diabetic Emergencies 

21. Allergic and Anaphylactic Reactions 

22. Toxicologic Emergencies 

23. Abdominal, Hematologic, Gynecologic, Genitourinary, and Renal Emergencies 

24. Environmental Emergencies 

25. Submersion Incidents: Drowning and Diving Emergencies 

26. Psychiatric Emergencies 

 

PART 10: TRAUMA 

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

28. Bleeding and Soft Tissue Trauma 

29. Burns 

30. Musculoskeletal Trauma and Nontraumatic Fractures 

31. Head Trauma 

32. Spinal Trauma and Spine Motion Restriction 

33. Eye, Face, and Neck Trauma 

34. Chest Trauma 

35. Abdominal and Genitourinary Trauma 

36. Multisystem Trauma and Trauma in Special Patient Populations 

 

PART 11: SPECIAL PATIENT POPULATIONS

37. Obstetrics and Care of the Newborn

38. Pediatrics 

39. Geriatrics 

40. Patients with Special Challenges

41. The Combat Veteran 

 

PART 12: 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 Terrorist Incidents


Appendices 

1. ALS-Assist Skills

2. Advanced Airway Management

3. Agricultural and Industrial Emergencies

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