Essentials of Emergency Care

Essentials of Emergency Care : Refresher for EMT-B

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Essentials of Emergency Care, 3e is the perfect tool for helping your students continue their success as EMT-Bs. New technology provides additional comprehensive practice and review. Features: *Student CD-ROM contains a unique diagnostic pretest, posttest, and chapter quizzes. *The Web Essentials Companion Website is a valuable online resource that includes interactive quizzes and case studies as well as links to important EMS websites. *Case Studies within chapters help make the theory-to-practice connection. *Advanced content is offered on topics such as pathophysiology, medications, diagnosis, and infectious disease. *lifespan Development highlights important pediatric and geriatric issues within the chapters. *Instructor support has been improved with PowerPoint slides and distance learning options including Course Compass and Blackboard platforms.show more

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  • Mixed media product | 552 pages
  • 208.28 x 274.32 x 22.86mm | 1,179.33g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0130945595
  • 9780130945594

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"Essentials of Emergency Care, 3e" is the perfect tool for helping your students continue their success as EMT-Bs. New technology provides additional comprehensive practice and review. Features: Student CD-ROM contains a unique diagnostic pretest, posttest, and chapter quizzes.The Web Essentials Companion Website is a valuable online resource that includes interactive quizzes and case studies as well as links to important EMS websites.Case Studies within chapters help make the theory-to-practice connection.Advanced content is offered on topics such as pathophysiology, medications, diagnosis, and infectious disease.lifespan Development highlights important pediatric and geriatric issues within the chapters.Instructor support has been improved with PowerPoint slides and distance learning options including Course Compass and Blackboard platforms.show more

About EMT-P Daniel J. Limmer

Daniel Limmer, EMT-P, is a faculty member at the George Washington University Health Services program in Washington, DC. He has been involved in emergency services for more than twenty years as a paramedic, police officer, and educator. He is a co-author of Emergency Care, Ninth Edition, First Responder: A Skills Approach, Fire Service First Responder, and Advanced Medical Life Support. Bob Elling, MPA, REMT-P, is currently a full-time faculty member at the Institute of Prehospital Emergency Medicine at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY. He is also a Professor of Management with the American College of Prehospital Medicine, and works part-time as a paramedic with the Colonie EMS Department (NY). His publications include: Pocket Reference for the EMT-B and First Responder, First Responder. Exam Preparation and Review, Emergency Care Student Workbook, and Paramedic Care: Principles & Practice Volume 5 Student Workbook. Bob has written hundreds of articles for magazines and internet websites as well as video scripts. Michael R O'Keefe, REMT-P, is Training Coordinator for the Vermont Department of Health's EMS division. He has been active as chairperson of the National Council of State EMS Training Coordinators and with the development of various national EMS curricula. He was a member of the curriculum development group for the "First Responder: National Standard Curriculum." He also is a co-author of Emergency Care, Ninth Edition. Edward T. Dickinson, M.D., NREMT-P, FACEP, (Medical Editor) is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine in Philadelphia where he is Director of EMS Field Operations. He is Medical Director of the Town of Colonie EMS Department (NY) and the Malvern Fire Company (PA). Dr. Dickinson is active in prehospital research and the medical editor of numerous Brady EMT-B and First Responder texts. He is also the author of Fire Service Emergency Care and co-author of Emergency Incident Rehabilitation.show more

Table of contents

1. Introduction to EMS Systems. 2. 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, Initial Assessment, Baseline Vitals, and Sample History. 8. Assessment of the Trauma Patient. 9. Assessment of the Medical Patient. 10. Assessment of Pediatric and Geriatric Patients. 11. Communication and Documentation. 12. General Pharmacology. 13. Respiratory Emergencies. 14. Cardiac Emergencies. 15. Diabetic Emergencies and Altered Mental States. 16. Allergies. 17. Poisoning & Overdose Emergencies. 18. Environmental Emergencies. 19. Behavioral Emergencies. 20. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 21. Bleeding and Shock. 22. Soft-Tissue Injuries. 23. Musculoskeletal Injuries. 24. Injuries to the Head and Spine. 25. Infants and Children. 26. Ambulance Operations. 27. Gaining Access and Rescue. 28. Special Operations. 29. Advanced Airway Management. Appendix A: Research in EMS. Appendix B: National Registry Practical Examination. Answer Key. Glossary. Index.show more

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