Emergency Medical Technician (Hardcover) - Making the Difference
By Will Chapleau, EMT-P, RN, TNS and Peter T. Pons, MD, FACEP
880 pages 640 ills
Trim size 8 1/2 X 10 7/8 in
Immerse yourself in an unrivalled EMT learning experience with Emergency Medical Technician: Making the Difference. MosbyJems’ unbeatable combination of a text, DVD, and online resources teach you not only the skills you need to know, but the when and why to perform them. You’ll discover step-by-step skills with detailed instructions and clear photos in the text, reinforced by case scenarios in every chapter. The DVD takes you even further, showing real EMTs performing the skills, up close! You’ll use the workbook for review and test prep, and go online to access Evolve resources for deeper study. Put it all together, and you will learn! And when you learn, you succeed!
Chapter Outlines, Lesson Goals, and Chapter Objectives begin each chapter.
Step-by-Step Skills in the text are broken down with detailed instructions and clear photographs, allowing you to clearly see the skills you need to perform.
The companion DVD contains more than 40 skills demonstrations, performed the right way by real practitioners. Plus, 20 medical animations demonstrate anatomy and physiology concepts and pathophysiological processes.
Case Scenarios reinforce key concepts and skills, allowing you to see how core concepts are applied in the field.
Ask Yourself critical thinking boxes promote problem solving skills.
Teamwork boxes explain how EMTs interact with other professionals on specific tasks, addressing the need for cooperation.
Special Considerations boxes address exceptions to the rules that you may encounter in the field.
Special Populations boxes discuss common complications patients with special challenges may face and call attention to relevant cultural considerations.
Nuts and Bolts review section at the end of each chapter contains Critical Points, a detailed Learning Checklist, Key Terms with definitions, and the National Standard Curriculum (NSC) Objectives – giving you a one-stop refresher.
Table of Contents
Division One - Preparatory
1. Introduction to Emergency Medical Services
2. Well-being of the EMT-Basic
3. Medical/Legal and Ethical Issues
4. The Human Body
5. Baseline Vital Signs and SAMPLE history
6. Lifting and Moving Patients
Division Two - Airway
7. The Airway
Division Three - Patient Assessment
8. Scene Size-Up
9. Initial Assessment
10. Focused History and Physical Examination of Trauma Patients
11. Focused History and Physical Examination of Medical Patients
12. Detailed Physical Examination
13. Ongoing Assessment
Division Four - Medical and Behavioral Emergencies
16. General Pharmacology
17. Respiratory Emergencies
18. Cardiovascular Emergencies
19. Gastrointestinal/Genitourinary Emergencies
20. Altered Mental Status
22. Poisoning and Overdose
23. Environmental Emergencies
24. Behavioral Emergencies
Division Five - Trauma
25. Bleeding and Shock
26. Soft Tissue Trauma
27. Chest and Abdominal Trauma
28. Musculoskeletal Trauma
29. Head and Spinal Trauma
Division Six - Special Populations
30. Obstetrics and Gynecology
31. Pediatric Emergencies
32. Geriatric Emergencies
Division Seven - Operations
33. Ambulance Operations
34. Gaining Access
36. Hazardous Materials
37. Weapons of Mass Destruction
Division Eight – Advanced Airway (Elective)
38. Advanced Airway Management
A Additional Skills
B. National Registry Skills Sheets