Essentials of Paramedic Care Update

Essentials of Paramedic Care Update

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By (author) Bryan E. Bledsoe, By (author) Robert S. Porter, By (author) Richard A. Cherry

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  • Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
  • Format: Paperback | 2040 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 276mm x 72mm | 3,980g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Harlow
  • ISBN 10: 129203923X
  • ISBN 13: 9781292039237
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: Pearson New International Edition
  • Illustrations note: illustrations (colour)
  • Sales rank: 570,873

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Essentials of Paramedic Care, 2nd edition Update, will serve as a dependable guide and reference to advanced prehospital care. It is based on the 1998 U.S. Department of Transportation's Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic National Standard Curriculum and is divided into five divisions: This text, based on the widely used Paramedic Emergency Care text developed more than 20 years ago, will provide the core foundation for paramedic education. Coupled with quality classroom instruction and clinical rotations, readers are assured of receiving the knowledge and skills required of a quality paramedic. Essentials of Paramedic Care, 2nd edition Update, will prepare readers for their certification exam and for challenges they will encounter on the street.

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Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Advanced Prehospital Care Chapter 2 Medical/Legal Aspects of Advanced Prehospital Care Chapter 3 Anatomy and Physiology Chapter 4 General Principles of Pathophysiology Chapter 5 Life-Span Development Chapter 6 General Principles of Pharmacology Chapter 7 Intravenous Access and Medication Administration Chapter 8 Airway Management and Ventilation Chapter 9 Therapeutic Communications Chapter 10 History Taking Chapter 11 Physical Exam Techniques Chapter 12 Patient Assessment in the Field Chapter 13 Clinical Decision Making Chapter 14 Communications Chapter 15 Documentation Chapter 16 Trauma and Trauma Systems Chapter 17 Blunt Trauma Chapter 18 Penetrating Trauma Chapter 19 Hemorrhage and Shock Chapter 20 Soft-Tissue Trauma Chapter 21 Burns Chapter 22 Musculoskeletal Trauma Chapter 23 Head, Facial, and Neck Trauma Chapter 24 Spinal Trauma Chapter 25 Thoracic Trauma Chapter 26 Abdominal Trauma Chapter 27 Pulmonology Chapter 28 Cardiology Chapter 29 Neurology Chapter 30 Endocrinology Chapter 31 Allergies and Anaphylaxis Chapter 32 Gastroenterology Chapter 33 Urology and Nephrology Chapter 34 Toxicology and Substance Abuse Chapter 35 Hematology Chapter 36 Environmental Emergencies Chapter 37 Infectious Disease Chapter 38 Psychiatric and Behavioral Disorders Chapter 39 Gynecology Chapter 40 Obstetrics Chapter 41 Neonatology Chapter 42 Pediatrics Chapter 43 Geriatric Emergencies Chapter 44 Abuse and Assault Chapter 45 The Challenged Patient Chapter 46 Acute Interventions for the Chronic-Care Patient Chapter 47 Assessment-Based Management Chapter 48 Operations Chapter 49 Responding to Terrorist Acts Precautions on Bloodborne Pathogens and Infectious Diseases Answers to Review Questions Further Reading Glossary Index