Fundamentals of Emergency Care

Fundamentals of Emergency Care

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Perhaps the best way to learn EMT profession is through extensive study of real-world emergency care situations. This book is designed to give you needed "street smarts" as well as all the conceptual basics around emergency care. Material includes basic EMT procedures and the principles of patient assessment, along with the three "R's" of communications-Radio, Report, Record. Specific chapters are devoted to maternal health, childhood emergencies and elder care. Cultural differences among patients are highlighted. This is one of the best tools to get you field-ready! (KEYWORDS: EMS, Emergency Care, EMT)
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 928 pages
  • 224.3 x 288.8 x 44.7mm | 2,483.25g
  • Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Clifton Park, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations (chiefly col.), ports. (some col.)
  • 076681498X
  • 9780766814981

Table of contents

Section One: Emergency Medical Services. Chapter 1: Introduction to Emergency Medical Services. Chapter 2: Medical Responsibilities. Chapter 3: Legal Responsibilities of the EMT. Chapter 4: Stress in EMS. Section Two: Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body. Chapter 5: Functional Anatomy. Section Three: Fundamentals of Emergency Medical Care. Chapter 6: Infection Control. Chapter 7: Basic Airway Control. Chapter 8: Respiratory Support. Chapter 9:Advanced Airway Control. Chapter 10: Shock: A State of Hypoperfusion. Chapter 11: Baseline Vital Signs and SAMPLE History. Chapter 12: Lifting and Moving. Section Four: Patient Assessment - General Principles. Chapter 13: Scene Size-up (Safety). Chapter 14: Initial Assessment. Chapter 15: Focused History and Physical Examination of the Trauma Patient. Chapter 16: Detailed Physical Exam. Chapter 17: Focused History and Physical Examination of the Medical Patient. Chapter 18: On Going Assessment. Section Five: EMS Communications. Chapter 19: Radio. Chapter 20: Report. Chapter 21: Record. Section Six: Emergency Medical Care. Chapter 22: Pharmacology for the Street. Chapter 23: Shortness of Breath. Chapter 24: Chest Pain. Chapter 25: Cardiac Arrest. Chapter 26: Altered Mental Status. Chapter 27: Abnormal Behavior. Chapter 28: Environmental Emergencies. Chapter 29: Poisoning and Allergic Reactions. Section Seven: Trauma Care. Chapter 30: Head Injuries. Chapter 31: Spine Injuries. Chapter 32: Chest and Abdominal Injuries. Chapter 33: Cuts and Bleeding. Chapter 34: Bone Injuries. Section Eight: Maternal Health Emergencies. Chapter 35: Prenatal Problems. Chapter 36: Emergency Childbirth. Section Nine: Childhood Emergencies. Chapter 37: Newborn Care. Chapter 38: Pediatric Emergencies. Chapter 39: Pediatric Trauma. Section Ten: Geriatric Emergencies. Chapter 40: Geriatric Medical Emergencies. Chapter 41: Advance Directives. Section Eleven: EMS Operations. Chapter 42: Emergency Vehicle Operations. Chapter 43: Public Safety Incident Management. Chapter 44: Rescue Operations. Chapter 45: Advanced Life Support Assist Skills. Appendices. Glossary. Index.
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"Fundementals of Emergency Care by Beebe provides the required body of knowledge in a refreshing way. It incorporates many tools that will make it attractive to EMT students. It addresses several topics in a stellar fashion. It understands its target audience better than other texts. It is visually appealing and provides many devices that keep students interested. It succeeds in its endeavor to be informative and interesting and it raises the bar for others in terms of presentation." -- Mike Barnum, MD (University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA)
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