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Prehospital Emergency Care provides a comprehensive and student-friendly approach to EMT – Basic education.  The author takes great care to provide a foundation for the skills needed to be a successful EMT – Basic. In addition, he offers clinical insight throughout the text so students have a better understanding when performing patient assessment and providing patient care.  This book is ideal for the EMT-Basic who wants to go above and beyond the DOT requirements. 

Table of Contents

MODULE 1 – PREPARATORY

1          Introduction to Emergency Medical Care

2          The Well-Being of the EMT

3          Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues

4          The Human Body

5          Baseline Vital Signs and History Taking

6          Lifting and Moving Patients

 

MODULE 2 – AIRWAY

7          Airway Management, Ventilation, and Oxygen Therapy

 

MODULE 3 – PATIENT ASSESSMENT

8          Scene Size-Up

9          Patient Assessment

10        Communication

11        Documentation

 

MODULE 4 – MEDICAL, BEHAVIORAL, AND OBSTETRICS/GYNECOLOGY

12        General Pharmacology

13        Respiratory Emergencies

14        Cardiac Emergencies

15        Altered Mental Status and Diabetic Emergencies

16        Stroke

17        Seizures and Syncope

18        Allergic Reaction and Anaphylaxis

19        Poisoning Emergencies

20        Drug and Alcohol Emergencies

21        Acute Abdominal Pain

22        Environmental Emergencies

23        Drowning and Diving Emergencies

24        Behavioral Emergencies

25        Obstetric and Gynecological Emergencies

 

MODULE 5 – TRAUMA

26        Mechanisms of Injury: Kinetics of Trauma

27        Bleeding and Shock

28        Soft Tissue Injuries

29        Burn Emergencies

30        Musculoskeletal Injuries

31        Injuries to the Head

32        Injuries to the Spine

33        Eye, Face, and Neck Injuries

34        Chest, Abdomen, and Genitalia Injuries

35        Agricultural and Industrial Emergencies

 

MODULE 6 – PEDIATRICS AND GERIATRICS

36        Infants and Children

37        Geriatrics

 

MODULE 7 – OPERATIONS

38        Ambulance Operations

39        Gaining Access and Extrication

40        Hazardous Materials Emergencies

41        Multiple-Casualty Incidents

42        EMS Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction

 

MODULE 8 – ADVANCED AIRWAY ELECTIVE

43        Advanced Airway Management

 

APPENDIX 1 – BASIC LIFE SUPPORT

APPENDIX 2 – ALS-ASSIST SKILLS

 

 

GLOSSARY

INDEX

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