Paramedic Care: Principles & Practice, Volume 1, Introduction to Paramedicine

Paramedic Care: Principles & Practice, Volume 1, Introduction to Paramedicine

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

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  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Format: Hardback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 279mm x 13mm | 771g
  • Publication date: 12 February 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Upper Saddle River
  • ISBN 10: 0132112086
  • ISBN 13: 9780132112086
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Illustrationsstrations (colour)
  • Sales rank: 1,003,531

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Paramedic Care: Principles & Practice, Fourth Edition, is intended to serve as a foundational guide and reference to paramedicine. Developed to stay ahead of current trends and practices in paramedicine, all seven volumes are based on the National EMS Education Standards and the accompanying Paramedic Instructional Guidelines. Volume 1, Introduction to Paramedicine, provides paramedic students with the principles of advanced prehospital care and EMS operations, including an overview of the various aspects of paramedic practice as well as an introduction to workforce safety and wellness, EMS research, the EMS role in public health, legal and ethical considerations, and EMS system communications and documentation.

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Volume 1: "Introduction to Advanced Prehospital Care" (includes Airway Management) Volume 2: "Patient Assessment" Volume 3: "Medical Emergencies" Volume 4: "Trauma Emergencies" Volume 5: "Special Considerations / Operations (includes Assessment-Based Management) Dr. Bryan E. Bledsoe, lead author of the classic pre-'98 curriculum text "Paramedic Emergency Care," along with co-authors Robert Porter and Richard Cherry, has woven together contributions from field experts to provide detailed, yet student-friendly texts that will set the standard for paramedic education for years to come. In developing this series to meet the new curriculum, the goals were threefold: Comprehensive coverage. The program includes "all" materials required for the new U.S. DOT curriculum and, where appropriate, expanded information. Accuracy. The material reflects the best and latest in scientific and medical practice, written and reviewed by experts. Appropriate level. Concepts and terminology are clearly explained. Beginning at the level of the new student and progressing through the development of new and advanced concepts, this series will provide the student with a broad background of knowledge and a firm grasp of how to apply it to paramedic emergency care.

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Paramedicine Chapter 2: EMS Systems Chapter 3: Roles and Responsibilities of the Paramedic Chapter 4: Workforce Safety and Wellness Chapter 5: EMS Research Chapter 6: Public Health Chapter 7: Medical/Legal Aspects of Prehospital Care Chapter 8: Ethics in Paramedicine Chapter 9: EMS System Communications Chapter 10: Documentation