Prehospital Emergency Care

Prehospital Emergency Care

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For courses in Prehospital Emergency Care.The most complete resource for EMT-B training, this best-selling, student-friendly text contains clear, step-by-step explanations with comprehensive, stimulating, and challenging material that prepares and equips students for real on-the-job situations. The assessment and emergency care sections provide the most up-to-date strategies for providing competent care. The enrichment sections further enhance students' ability to assess and manage ill and injured patients in prehospital environments. With its use of the case study model, state-of-the-art scans, algorithms, protocols, and the inclusion of areas above and beyond the DOT curriculum, this new edition of Prehospital Emergency Care prepares students for more

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  • Paperback | 1088 pages
  • 216.4 x 280.9 x 42.4mm | 2,181.81g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 7th edition
  • 0130492884
  • 9780130492883

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"I would like to let you know that I really love using your "Pre-hospital Emergency Care" EMT-B Textbook for our EMT-B classes! I have used this text for approximately 5 years now with great results. I have also referred this book to other instructors over the past few years. Today I met with an Education Instructor Group here in Missouri and was not so surprised to hear that they too are switching from their current textbook to the Pre-hospital Emergency Care, Mistovich textbook. I say congratulations to you, your staff, the editors and publishers in producing and distributing such a great textbook." - George Miller, Clinical Educator/TC Coordinator, Center for Education & Development/EMS Programsshow more

About Joseph J. Mistovich

Joseph J. Mistovich, M.Ed, NREMT-P. Joseph Mistovich is Chairperson of the Department of Health Professions and a Professor at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio. He has over 18 years of experience as an educator in emergency medical services. Mr. Mistovich received his Master of Education degree in Community Health Education from Kent State University in 1988. He completed a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science degree with a major in Allied Health in 1985, and an Associate in Applied Science degree in Emergency Medical Technology in 1982 from Youngstown State University. Mr. Mistovich has over 22 years of experience providing advanced life support in the prehospital environment and continues to function as a paramedic on a part-time basis. He is a co-author of Advanced Medical Life Support, Second Edition and Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Second Edition, both by Brady/Prentice Hall/ Pearson Education. He is also author of EMT-Intermediate Self-Assessment Review Manual and EMT-Basic Self-Assessment Review Manual, also by Brady/Prentice Hall/Pearson Education. Keith J. Karren, Ph.D. Keith J. Karren is Professor and former Chairperson of the Department of Health Sciences at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He has been a professional educator in health sciences and emergency medical services for over 30 years. Dr. Karren received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Brigham Young University in 1969 and 1970 and his Ph.D. in Health Science from Oregon State University in 1975. He graduated from one of the first EMT certification courses offered in Utah. Dr. Karren is the author or coauthor of numerous books in prehospital emergency care and health, including First Aid for Colleges and Universities and First Responder: A Skills Approach. He also directs the Prehospital Emergency Care and Crisis Intervention Conference, one of the premier EMS conferences in North more

Table of contents

MODULE I. PREPARATORY. 1. Introduction to Emergency Medical Care. 2. The Well-Being of the EMT-Basic. 3. Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues. 4. The Human Body. 5. Baseline Vital Signs and History Taking. 6. Preparing to Lift and Move Patients. MODULE II. AIRWAY. 7. Airway Management, Ventilation, and Oxygen Therapy. MODULE III. PATIENT ASSESSMENT. 8. Scene Size-Up. 9. Patient Assessment. 10. Assessment of Geriatric Patients. 11. Communication. 12. Documentation. MODULE IV. MEDICAL, BEHAVIORAL, AND OBSTETRICS/GYNECOLOGY. 13. General Pharmacology. 14. Respiratory Emergencies. 15. Cardiac Emergencies. 16. Automated External Defibrillation. 17. Altered Mental Status and Diabetic Emergencies. 18. Acute Stroke: Altered Speech, Sensory Function, Motor Function, or Mental Status. 19. Seizures and Syncope. 20. Allergic Reaction. 21. Poisoning Emergencies. 22. Drug and Alcohol Emergencies. 23. Acute Abdominal Pain. 24. Environmental Emergencies. 25. Submersion, Drowning, and Diving Emergencies. 26. Behavioral Emergencies. 27. Obstetric and Gynecological Emergencies. MODULE V. TRAUMA. 28. Mechanisms of Injury: Kinetics of Trauma. 29. Bleeding and Shock. 30. Soft Tissue Injuries. 31. Burn Emergencies. 32. Musculoskeletal Injuries. 33. Injuries to the Head. 34. Injuries to the Spine. 35. Eye, Face, and Neck Injuries. 36. Chest, Abdomen, and Genitalia Injuries. 37. Agricultural and Industrial Emergencies. MODULE VI. INFANTS AND CHILDREN. 38. Infants and Children. MODULE VII. OPERATIONS. 39. Moving Patients. 40. Ambulance Operations. 41. Gaining Access and Extrication. 42. Hazardous Materials Emergencies. 43. Multiple-Casualty Incidents. 44. EMS Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction. MODULE VIII. ADVANCED AIRWAY ELECTIVE. 45. Advanced Airway Management. Appendix 1: Basic Life Support. Appendix 2: National Registry Skill Sheets. Glossary. more

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