Emergency Care w/CD-ROM (Paper version)

Emergency Care w/CD-ROM (Paper version)

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Emergency Care, 10/E has prepared more students to pass state and/or the National Registry Exam than any other text on the market with well-organized, clearly presented content, thorough coverage of patient assessment, an accessible reading level, high quality artwork, and outstanding skill scans of equipment and procedures. Case studies and practical tips from the field tie chapter concepts to real world applications. Each chapter sends students to the Companion Website where there are links to EMS-related sites. A new in-text CD provides extra information to help students master concepts.
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 1104 pages
  • 215.9 x 274.32 x 43.18mm | 2,199.91g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 10th edition
  • 013114233X
  • 9780131142336

Table of contents


1. Introduction to Emergency Medical Care.
2. The Well-Being of the EMT-Basic.
3. Medical/Legal and Ethical Issues.
4. The Human Body.
5. Lifting and Moving Patients.

6. Airway Management.

7. Scene Size-up.
8. The Initial Assessment.
9. Vital Signs and SAMPLE History.
10. Assessment of the Trauma Patient.
11. Assessment of the Medical Patient.
12. Ongoing Assessment.
13. Communications.
14. Documentation.

15. General Pharmacology.
16. Respiratory Emergencies.
17. Cardiac Emergencies.
18. Acute Abdominal Emergencies.
19. Diabetic Emergencies and Altered Mental Status.
20. Allergic Reactions.
21. Poisoning and Overdose Emergencies.
22. Environmental Emergencies.
23. Behavioral Emergencies.
24. Obstetrics and Gynecological Emergencies.
25. Putting It All Together for the Medical Patient.

26. Bleeding and Shock.
27. Soft-Tissue Injuries.
28. Musculoskeletal Injuries.
29. Injuries to the Head and Spine.
30. Putting It All Together for the Trauma Patient.

31. Infants and Children.
32. Geriatric Patients.

33. Ambulance Operations.
34. Gaining Access and Rescue Operations.
35. Special Operations.
36. EMS Response to Terrorism.

37. Advanced Airway Management.

Appendix A: ALS-Assist Skills.
Appendix B: National Registry Skill Sheets.
Appendix C: Basic Cardiac Life Support Review.

Anatomy and Physiology Illustrations.
Atlas of Injuries.
Medical Terminology.
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"I am an Emergency Medicine Physician, fellowship trained in Emergency Medical Services. I have reviewed the airway chapter in the 10th edition of Emergency Care, for an EMT-B course for which I am serving as Medical Director. The chapter is excellent. It clearly states the goals, and objectives, and covers the subject with a great balance of concisely written text, pictures, and diagrams." - Ron Crafton, MD, Medical Director, EMS Academy of Louisville
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About J. David Bergeron

Daniel Limmer (Author). Dan Limmer, EMT-P, has been involved in EMS for over 25 years. He remains active as a paramedic with Kennebunk Fire Rescue in Kennebunk, Maine, and the Kennebunkport EMS (KEMS) in Kennebunkport, Maine. A passionate educator, Dan teaches EMT and paramedic courses at the Southern Maine Community College in South Portland, Maine, and has taught at the George Washington University in Washington, DC and the Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, New York. He is a charter member of the National Association of EMS Educators and a member of the National Association of EMTs (NAEMT) for which he serves on the Advanced Medical Life Support Committee.

Dan was formerly involved in law enforcement, beginning as a dispatcher and retiring as a police officer in Colonie, New York, where he received three command recognition awards as well as the distinguished service award (Officer of the Year) in 1987. During his 20-year law enforcement career he served in the communications, patrol, juvenile, narcotics, and training units.

In addition to authoring several EMS journal articles, Dan is co-author of a number of EMS textbooks for Brady including First Responder: A Skills Approach, Essentials of Emergency Care, Advanced Medical Life Support, the military and fire service editions of Emergency Care, and others. He speaks frequently at regional, state, and national EMS conferences.

Michael F O'Keefe (Author). Mike O'Keefe, MS, EMT-P, became the Vermont EMS State Training Coordinator in 1989. He has a Master's degree in biostatistics and was an EMT-Intermediate for 16 years before becoming a paramedic 10 years ago.

Mike was chosen to participate in the development of all four U.S. Department of Tranpsortation National Standard EMS Curricula (for First Responders, EMT-Basics, EMT-Intermediates, and EMT-Paramedics). He was also on the steering committee that developed the Geriatric Education for Emergency Medical Services (GEMS) course for the American Geriatrics Society and coauthored a chapter of the textbook for that course.

Mike is co-author of the Brady text Essentials of Emergency Care and is a contributing writer to the Brady text Paramedic Care: Principles & Practice. He is very interested in promoting EMS research, particularly in rural areas. Mike is active as a volunteer EMS provider in northwestern Vermont and is a speaker at EMS conferences.

Edward T. Dickinson (Medical Editor). Edward T. Dickinson, MD, NREMT-P, FACEP, is currently Assistant Professor and Director of EMS Field Operations in the Department of Emergency Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He is Medical Director of the Malvern Fire Company, the Berwyn Fire Company, and the Township of Haverford paramedics in Pennsylvania. He is a residency-trained, board-certified emergency medicine physician who is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Dr. Dickinson began his career in emergency services in 1979 as a firefighter-EMT in upstate New York. He has remained active in fire service and EMS for the past 25 years. He frequently rides with EMS units and has maintained his certification as a National Registry EMT-Paramedic.

He has served as medical editor for numerous Brady EMT-B and First Responder texts and is the author of Fire Service Emergency Care and co-author of Emergency Care, Fire Service Edition, and Emergency Incident Rehabilitation. He is co-editor of ALS Case Studies in Emergency Care.
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