Emergency Medical Responder

Emergency Medical Responder

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The first Canadian Edition incorporates all the information that an Emergency Medical Responder needs. The easy-to-read, step-by-step format which made this text a student favourite for over a decade has been retained in the Canadian edition. The text correlates and complies with the Paramedic Association of Canada's National Occupational Competency Profiles for Emergency Medical Responders. It incorporates case studies and examples from a Canadian perspective, using Canadian content, legislation and procedures. The authors also include a variety of "enrichment" materials throughout the book, as well as expanded coverage of provincial traffic and ambulance acts, dispatch systems, and Canadian CPR standards.show more

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  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 130 x 198.1 x 25.4mm | 464.47g
  • Pearson Canada, Toronto
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Canadian ed
  • 0130940194
  • 9780130940193

Table of contents

I. PREPARATORY. 1. Introduction to the EMS System. 2. The Well-Being of the First Responder. 3. Legal and Ethical Issues. 4. The Human Body. 5. Lifting and Moving Patients. II. AIRWAY. 6. Airway. III. CIRCULATION. 7. Circulation. 8. Automated External Defibrillation. IV. PATIENT ASSESSMENT. 9. Scene Size-up. 10. Patient Assessment. 11. Communication and Documentation. V. ILLNESS AND INJURY MEDICAL EMERGENCIES. 12. Cardiac and Respiratory Emergencies. 13. Other Common Medical Complaints. 14. Heat and Cold Emergencies. 15. Bites and Stings. 16. Psychological Emergencies and Crisis Intervention Bleeding and Soft-Tissue Injuries. 17. Bleeding and Shock. 18. Soft-Tissue Injuries. 19. Injuries to the Chest, Abdomen, and Genitalia. 20. Burn Emergencies. 21. Agricultural and Industrial Emergencies Injuries to Muscles and Bones. 22. Injuries to the Head, Face, and Neck. 23. Injuries to the Spine. 24. Musculoskeletal Injuries. VI. CHILDBIRTH AND CHILDREN. 25. Childbirth. 26. Infants and Children. VII. EMS OPERATIONS. 27. EMS Operations. 28. Hazardous Material Incidents and Emergencies. 29. Multiple Casualty Incidents and Incident Command. 30. Water Emergencies. 31. Vehicle Stabilization and Patient Extrication. 32. Special Rescue Situations. Glossary of Abbreviations. Glossary of Terms. Index.show more