Essentials of Paramedic Care

Essentials of Paramedic Care

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For paramedic refresher courses, bridge programs for experienced paramedics transitioning to the new DOT curriculum, and abbreviated initial education.The most student-friendly, accurate single-volume text available today, Essentials of Paramedic Care is an abridged version of the best-selling paramedic series Paramedic Care: Principles and Practice. Organized in 5 comprehensive divisions, it completely covers all aspects of the 1998 USDOT EMT Paramedic: National Standard Curriculum.show more

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  • Paperback | 2132 pages
  • 215.9 x 289.6 x 76.2mm | 4,418.04g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 0130987921
  • 9780130987921

Table of contents

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

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