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Paramedic Care: Principles & Practice, 5th Edition

Offers updated coverage of the latest guidelines, standards, current trends and practices in paramedicine

  • UPDATED: Chapter 2, “Cardiology,” contains a detailed new section on cardiac arrest in pregnancy. This chapter (and all chapters in all five volumes) are updated for consistency with the 2015 AHA guidelines.
  • UPDATED: Chapter 6, “Gastroenterology,” contains a new section on cyclical vomiting syndrome (CVS) and a new section on irritable bowel disease (IBS).
  • UPDATED: Chapter 8, “Toxicology and Substance Abuse,” contains updated tables listing toxic syndromes and drugs of abuse.
  • UPDATED: Chapter 10, “Infectious Diseases and Sepsis,” includes new discussions on infectious diseases: New information on the brain-eating amoeba (Naegleria fowler); a new section on Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS); a new section on Ebola virus disease; a new section on Zika virus disease; a new section on Chikungunya virus disease; an extensive new section on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Enhanced Precautions to protect EMS personnel at risk of exposure to Ebola or other highly contagious disease; information on antiviral drugs to treat hepatitis C; information on the increase in the occurrence of measles related to “anti-vaccine” movement among some parents.
  • UPDATED: Chapter 11, “Psychiatric and Behavioral Disorders,” includes new information regarding increasing use of ketamine as a chemical restraint in the prehospital management of excited delirium.
Keeps students on track with their reading and understanding of the content
  • Chapter-opening Objectives keep students focused on learning the core concepts covered in the chapter.
  • Key Terms with page references  showing where they first appear help students master new terminology.
  • A Case Study draws students into the reading and creates a link between the text content and real-life situations and experiences.
Supports visual learning and reinforces concepts
  • Tables and Illustrations throughout every chapter provide visual support to enhance understanding.
  • Procedure Scans illustrate step-by-step how to perform core skills.
  • Patient Care Algorithms offer graphical “pathways” that integrate assessment and care procedures.
Provides critical-thinking opportunities for students throughout the text
  • You Make the Call features promote critical thinking by requiring students to apply principles to actual practice.
  • Patho Pearls offer a snapshot of pathological considerations students will encounter in the field.
  • Cultural Considerations provide an awareness of beliefs that might affect patient care.
  • Legal Notes present instances in which legal or ethical considerations should be evaluated.
  • Assessment Pearls highlight important assessment considerations and techniques.
Provides a comprehensive review of the objectives covered in every chapter
  • A chapter Summary provides students with a concise review of important concepts.
  • Review Questions ask students to apply the principles they’ve just learned.    

For courses in Paramedic Emergency Medical Services

A strong, evidence-based foundation in the principles and practices of modern EMS       
Paramedic Care: Principles & Practice,
Fifth Edition,
offers EMS students and professionals a foundational guide and reference to paramedicine. Developed to stay ahead of current trends and practices, all five volumes are based on the National EMS Education Standards and the accompanying Paramedic Instructional Guidelines.

Volume 3, Medical Emergencies,
covers medical emergencies and includes updated material that is consistent with the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. New information is included on Ebola, Zika, and Chikunyaga virus disease, as well as updated toxic syndromes and drugs of abuse tables, and a new section on cardiac arrest in pregnancy.

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Table of Contents

  1. Pulmonology
  2. Cardiology
  3. Neurology
  4. Endocrinology
  5. Immunology
  6. Gastroenterology
  7. Urology and Nephrology
  8. Toxicology and Substance Abuse
  9. Hematology
  10. Infectious Diseases and Sepsis
  11. Psychiatric and Behavioral Disorders
  12. Diseases of the Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat
  13. Nontraumatic Musculoskeletal Disorders


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