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Supports on-the-job skills with step-by-step instructions and other practical tips, tools, and guides 
  • “Assessment Tips” and “Assessment Summaries” offer clinical insights needed to accurately evaluate medical conditions and link findings to conditions.
  • “Pathophysiology Pearls” explain the causes of medical conditions and injuries so EMTs can best assess signs and symptoms and make the right decisions for each patient.
  • “Case Study” and “Case Study Follow-Up” emphasize key concepts from the chapter, provide a link between the text and real-life situations, and deliver accompanying pathophysiology notes that explain the “why” of signs, symptoms, and recommended emergency care.
  • “Drug Profiles” give specifications for common medications, including medication name, indications, contraindications, medication form, dosage, administration, actions, side effects, and reassessment protocols.
  • “EMT Skills” and “Emergency Care Protocols” provide step-by-step procedures to help EMTs deliver safe, effective emergency care based on proven methods.
  • “Emergency Care Algorithms” visually depict procedural steps, further illuminating care and assessment processes.
  • “Critical Findings” throughout Chapter 13 (“Patient Assessment”) explain conditions, signs, and symptoms to expect at every step of the assessment, what might be causing them, and how to address them.

Reflects the latest and best medical knowledge and practices in emergency medical services

  • UPDATED! Course of treatment for spinal trauma has been revised to emphasize spine motion restriction rather than immobilization whenever possible spinal (column or cord) injury is suspected.
  • UPDATED! Latest American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines inform strategies for providing excellent patient care.
  • UPDATED! Vital signs values throughout the text have been revised to reflect guidelines of the AHA and American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • UPDATED! Recommendations for oxygen administration in medical patients and trauma patients have been revised to reflect standards of the AHA and the American College of Surgeons.
  • NEW! Extensive new section on sepsis and the cause of septic shock now appear in Chapter 15, “Shock & Resuscitation.”
  • NEW! Pharmacology coverage has been added. Topics covered include naloxone, manual administration of epinephrine, and cautions regarding the administration of oxygen.
  • EXPANDED! “Respiratory Emergencies” chapter has been expanded with information on breathing distress (respiratory distress/failure/arrest), obstructive pulmonary disease (asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis), and pulmonary embolism, pulmonary edema, and cystic fibrosis.
  • UPDATED! Altered mental status coverage has been greatly expanded to include AHA’s Stroke Chain of Survival, FAST mnemonic, TIA, cryptogenic stroke, and signs and symptoms associated with anterior circulation stroke and posterior circulation stroke.

Offers a wealth of study aids to help students master the material and pass exams

  • Objectives inform chapter-by-chapter content and meet National EMS Education Standards and instructional guidelines.
  • Key terms appear at the start of each chapter (with page references), in bold type within the chapter, and in the end-of-book glossary.
  • Multimedia exercises appear in MyLab BRADY, including related web links, animations, and videos.
  • NEW! Photos and illustrations have been added throughout the book.

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  • Help your students succeed with self-paced interactive exercises. Finally, there’s a better way for students to learn. The Learning Modules in MyLab BRADY allow students to review topics on their own through a self-paced interactive design. Have students practice at home or use them for review in the classroom. MyLab BRADY Learning Modules simply make it easier for your students to learn–and to succeed.
  • Understand how your students make decisions. Decision-Making Cases take EMT students through real-world scenarios they will likely encounter. These branching cases give students the opportunity to gather patient data and make decisions that would affect their patients’ health.
  • Support the learning needs of individuals and the entire class. Instructors can view students’ results by chapter, outcome, homework, and more, to help identify where more classroom time is needed.
  • Access all of the multimedia resources for your textbook in one place. To help you build assignments, or add an extra engaging element to your lectures, each MyLab BRADY course comes with a Multimedia Library that lets students and instructors quickly search through resources and find supporting media.
  • Digital access anytime, anywhere. The Pearson eText gives students access to their textbook anytime, anywhere. In addition to note taking, highlighting, and bookmarking, the Pearson eText offers interactive and sharing features. Rich media options let students watch lecture and example videos as they read or do their homework. Instructors can share their comments or highlights, and students can add their own, creating a tight community of learners in your class. The Pearson eText companion app allows existing subscribers to access their titles on an iPad or Android tablet for either online or offline viewing.
  • NEW! On-the-go study option. Chapter-audio presentations let students listen to their Pearson eText anytime and anywhere–through their computer, tablet, or smartphone. 

For courses in Prehospital Emergency Care.

The most complete resource for EMT training

Comprehensive in scope and student-friendly, Prehospital Emergency Care conveys the “WHY” behind the signs and symptoms students observe and the services they provide. Through a solid foundation of pathophysiology, students will learn to quickly identify immediate life threats and deliver excellent emergency care.

The 11th edition continues to meet and exceed the National EMS Education Standards. It has been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest and best practices for emergency medical services in the US, including conforming to the latest American Heart Association guidelines. Spine motion restriction, naloxone administration, sepsis, stroke screening tools, human trafficking, active shooter, domestic violence, and clinical decision-making with regard to oxygen administration are just a few of the updates readers will discover in this hallmark text.

Also available with MyLab BRADY

MyLab™ BRADY is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. Learn more.

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Table of Contents

1. Emergency Medical Care Systems, Research, and Public Health
2. Workforce Safety and Wellness of the EMT
3. Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues
4. Documentation
5. Communication
6. Lifting and Moving Patients

7. Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology

8. Pathophysiology

9. Life Span Development

10. Airway Management, Artificial Ventilation, and Oxygenation

11. Vital Signs, Monitoring Devices, and History Taking
12. Scene Size-Up13. Patient Assessment

14. General Pharmacology and Medication Administration

15. Shock and Resuscitation

16. Respiratory Emergencies
17. Cardiovascular Emergencies
18. Altered Mental Status, Stroke, and Headache
19. Seizures and Syncope
20. Acute Diabetic Emergencies
21. Allergic and Anaphylactic Reactions
22. Toxicologic Emergencies
23. Abdominal, Hematologic, Gynecologic, Genitourinary, and Renal Emergencies
24. Environmental Emergencies
25. Submersion Incidents: Drowning and Diving Emergencies
26. Psychiatric Emergencies

27. Trauma Overview: The Trauma Patient and the Trauma System
28. Bleeding and Soft Tissue Trauma
29. Burns
30. Musculoskeletal Trauma and Nontraumatic Fractures
31. Head Trauma
32. Spinal Trauma and Spine Motion Restriction
33. Eye, Face, and Neck Trauma
34. Chest Trauma
35. Abdominal and Genitourinary Trauma
36. Multisystem Trauma and Trauma in Special Patient Populations

37. Obstetrics and Care of the Newborn
38. Pediatrics
39. Geriatrics
40. Patients with Special Challenges
41. The Combat Veteran

42. Ambulance Operations and Air Medical Response
43. Gaining Access and Patient Extrication
44. Hazardous Materials
45. Multiple-Casualty Incidents and Incident Management
46. EMS Response to Terrorist Incidents

1. ALS-Assist Skills
2. Advanced Airway Management
3. Agricultural and Industrial Emergencies

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