Transition Series Topics for the Advanced EMT

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-01-03
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Transition Series: Topics for the Advanced EMTprovides both an overview of new information contained within the Education Standards at the AEMT level and a source of continuing education for practicing AEMTs. The text integrates new "topics" that were not contained in the prior curricula and previous "topics" that are presented at a much greater depth and breadth. As an EMT or AEMT, being educated and trained under the new Education Standards will provide you with a much greater foundation of knowledge for practicing pre-hospital care.

Table of Contents


1      Research and EMS

2      Workforce Safety and Wellness  

3      Therapeutic Communication  

4      Legal Issues in EMS  

Anatomy and Physiology  

5      Anatomy and Physiology: Cellular Metabolism  

Medical Terminology  

6      Medical Terminology  


7      Ambient Air, Airway, and Mechanics of Ventilation  

8      Regulation of Ventilation, Ventilation/Perfusion Ratio, and Transport of Gases  

9      Blood, Cardiac Function, and Vascular System  

Life Span Development  

10    Life Span Development  

Public Health  

11    Public Health and EMS  

Principles of Pharmacology  

12    EMS Pharmacology  

Airway Management, Respiration, and Artificial Ventilation  

13    Issues in Airway Management, Oxygenation, and Ventilation  

Patient Assessment  

14    Critical Thinking  

15    Assessment of the Trauma Patient  

16    Assessment of the Medical Patient  


17    Neurology: Altered Mental Status  

18    Neurology: Stroke  

19    Neurology: Seizures  

20    Abdominal Emergencies and Gastrointestinal Bleeding  

21    Anaphylactic and Anaphylactoid Reactions  

22    Infectious Disease

23    Endocrine Emergencies: Diabetes Mellitus and Hypoglycemia  

24    Endocrine Emergencies: Hyperglycemic Disorders  

25    Psychiatric Disorders  

26    Cardiovascular Emergencies: Chest Pain and Acute Coronary Syndrome  

27    Cardiovascular Emergencies: Congestive Heart Failure  

28    Cardiovascular Emergencies: Hypertensive and Vascular Emergencies  

29    Toxicology: Street Drugs  

30    Respiratory Emergencies: Airway Resistance Disorders  

31    Respiratory Emergencies: Lung and Gas Exchange Disorders  

32    Respiratory Emergencies: Infectious Disorders  

33    Hematology: Blood Disorders  

34    Renal Disorders  

35    Gynecologic Emergencies  

36    Emergencies Involving the Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat  

Shock and Resuscitation  

37    Issues in Cardiac Arrest and Resuscitation  

38    Shock  


39    Bleeding and Bleeding Control  

40    Chest Trauma  

41    Abdominal Trauma  

42    Soft Tissue Injuries: Crush Injury and Compartment Syndrome  

43    Orthopedic Trauma  

44    Head and Traumatic Brain Injury  

45    Complete and Incomplete Spine and Spinal Cord Injuries  

46    Trauma in Special Populations: Pediatrics  

47    Trauma in Special Populations: Geriatrics  

48    Trauma in Special Populations: Pregnancy  

49    Diving Emergencies: Decompression Sickness and Arterial Embolism  

50    Lightning Strike Injuries  

Special Patient Populations  

51    Obstetrics (Antepartum Complications)  

52    Neonatology  

53    Pediatrics  

54    Geriatrics  

55    Special Challenges  

56    Bariatric Emergencies

EMS Operations  

57    Safely Operating an Ambulance  

58    Multiple-Casualty Incidents and Incident Management  

59  Advanced Skills for the AEMT

60 Additional AEMT Medications

61 ECG Monitoring and Interpretation


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