Transition Series Topics for the EMT

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-02-25
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Transition Series: Topics for the EMTprovides both an overview of new information contained within the Education Standardsat the EMT level and a source of continuing education for practicing EMTs. Intended for a new generation of EMTs, the text integrates new #x1C;topics#x1D; that were not contained in the EMT-B curriculum and existing #x1C;topics#x1D; at a much greater depth and breadth than what was contained in the typical EMT-Basic education program. Educating and training EMTs using the new Education Standards,this text provides a solid foundation of knowledge to practice pre-hospital care.

Table of Contents


1.      Workforce Safety and Wellness

2.      Therapeutic Communication

3.      Legal Issues in EMS


Anatomy and Physiology

4.      Anatomy and Physiology: Cellular Metabolism


Medical Terminology

5.      Medical Terminology



6.      Ambient Air, Airway, and Mechanics of Ventilation

7.      Regulation of Ventilation, Ventilation/Perfusion Ratio, and Transport of Gases

8.      Blood, Cardiac Function, and Vascular System


Lifespan Development

9.      Lifespan Development


Public Health

10.  Public Health and EMS



11.  EMS Pharmacology


Airway Management, Respiration, and Artificial Ventilation

12.  Issues in Airway Management, Oxygenation, and Ventilation



13.  Primary Assessment, Secondary Assessment, Taking a History, and Reassessment

14.  Trauma Assessment

15.  Medical Assessment



16.  Neurology:  Altered Mental Status

17.  Neurology:  Stroke

18.  Neurology:  Seizures

19.  Abdominal Injuries and Gastrointestinal Bleeding

20.  Immunology:  Anaphylactic and Anaphylactoid Reactions

21.  Endocrine Emergencies: Diabetes Mellitus and Hypoglycemia

22.  Endocrine Emergencies:  Hyperglycemic Disorders

23.  Psychiatric Disorders

24.  Cardiovascular Emergencies:  Chest Pain and Acute Coronary Syndrome

25.  Cardiovascular Emergencies:  Congestive Heart Failure

26.  Cardiovascular Emergencies:  Hypertensive and Vascular Emergencies

27.  Toxicology: Street Drugs

28.  Respiratory Emergencies:  Airway Resistance Disorders

29.  Respiratory Emergencies:  Lung and Gas Exchange Disorders

30.  Respiratory Emergencies:  Infectious Disorders

31.  Hematology:  Blood Disorders

32.  Renal Disorders

33.  Gynecologic Emergencies

34.  Emergencies Involving the Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat


Shock and Resuscitation

35.  Issues in Cardiac Arrest and Resuscitation

36.  Shock



37.  Bleeding and Bleeding Control

38.  Chest Trauma

39.  Abdominal Trauma

40.  Soft Tissue Injuries: Crush Injury and Compartment Syndrome

41.  Orthopedic Trauma

42.  Head and Traumatic Brain Injury

43.  Complete and Incomplete Spine and Spinal Cord Injuries

44.  Trauma in Special Populations:  Pediatrics

45.  Trauma in Special Populations:  Geriatrics

46.  Trauma in Special Populations:  Pregnancy

47.  Diving Emergencies:  Decompression Sickness and Arterial Embolism

48.  Lightning Strike Injuries


Special Patient Populations

49.  Obstetrics (Antepartum Complications)

50.  Neonatology

51.  Pediatrics

52.  Geriatrics

53.  Special Challenges


EMS Operations

54.  Safely Operating an Ambulance

55.  Multiple Casualty Incident and Incident Management 

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