Intermediate Emergency Care

Intermediate Emergency Care : Principles and Practice

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For Intermediate-level courses in Emergency Care. Comprehensive, accurate, and level-appropriate, Intermediate Care: Principles and Practices gives students a solid foundation of essential practice skills and provides the underlying principles upon which those skills are based. Correlated to the U.S. Department of Transportation's 1999 National Standard Curriculum for EMT-Intermediate, this text provides all the background content and skills coverage required for Intermediate-level education.show more

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  • Paperback | 1424 pages
  • 213.4 x 271.8 x 48.3mm | 2,834.99g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0131136070
  • 9780131136076

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"Intermediate Emergency Care: Principles & Practice" is a comprehensive text that gives the Intermediate-level student a solid foundation of essential practical skills and provides the underlying principles upon which those skills are based. Correlated to the U.S. Department of Transportation's 1999 National Standard Curriculum for EMT Intermediate, this text provides the background content and skills coverage required for Intermediate-level education. The text covers all seven modules of the curriculum: Division 1: "Preparatory Information" (includes Airway) Division 2: "Patient Assessment"/ Division 3: "Trauma Emergencies" Division 4: "Medical Emergencies" Division 5: "Special Considerations" (includes Assessment-Based Management) Dr. Bryan E. Bledsoe, lead author of the "Paramedic Care: Principles & Practice" series and "Essentials of Paramedic Care, " along with co-authors Robert Porter and Richard Cherry, have created a student-friendly text that will serve as a valuable tool for Intermediate education for years to come. In developing this text to meet the curriculum, the goals were threefold: Comprehensive coverage. This text includes all material required for the U.S. DOT curriculum and, where appropriate, expanded information.Accuracy. The material reflects the best and latest in scientific and medical practice, written and reviewed by experts.Appropriate level. Concepts and terminology are clearly explained. Beginning at the level of the new student and progressing through the development of new and advanced concepts, this text will provide the student with a broad background of knowledge and a firm grasp of how to apply it to Intermediate-level emergency care.show more

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Precautions on Bloodborne Pathogens and Infectious Diseases. I. PREPARATORY INFORMATION. 1. Foundations of the EMT-Intermediate. 2. Overview of Human Systems. 3. Emergency Pharmacology. 4. Venous Access and Medication Administration. 5. Airway Management and Ventilation. II. PATIENT ASSESSMENT. 6. History Taking. 7. Techniques of Physical Examination. 8. Patient Assessment in the Field. 9. Clinical Decision Making. 10. Communications. 11. Documentation. III. TRAUMA EMERGENCIES. 12. Trauma and Trauma Systems. 13. Blunt Trauma. 14. Penetrating Trauma. 15. Hemorrhage and Shock. 16. Burns. 17. Thoracic Trauma. 18. Trauma Management Skills. IV. MEDICAL EMERGENCIES. 19. Respiratory Emergencies. 20. Cardiovascular Emergencies. 21. Diabetic Emergencies. 22. Allergic Reactions. 23. Poisonings/Overdose Emergencies. 24. Neurological Emergencies. 25. Non-Traumatic Abdominal Emergencies. 26. Environmental Emergencies. 27. Behavioral Emergencies. 28. Gynecological Emergencies. V. SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS. 29. Obstetrical Emergencies. 30. Neonatal Resuscitation. 31. Pediatric Emergencies. 32. Geriatric Emergencies. 33. Assessment-Based Management. 34. Responding to Terrorist Acts. Glossary. Index.show more

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