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Paramedic Care: Principles and Practice; Volume 1, Introduction to Advanced Prehospital Care, 3rd Edition

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Paramedic Care: Principles & Practice series features include:


Chapter Objectives with Page References. List the objectives that form the basis of each chapter, in addition to the page(s) on which

each objective is covered.

Key Points. Help students identify and learn fundamental points.

Key Terms. Located in margins near the paragraphs in which they first appear, these help students master new terminology.

Content Review. Summarizes important content, giving students a format for quick review.

Tables and Illustrations. Provide visual support to enhance understanding.

Summary. Provides students with a concise review of important chapter information.

Review Questions. Ask students to recall information and to apply the principles they’ve just learned.

NEW! Media Resources. Refer students to resources on the accompanying Student CD and on the book’s Companion Website

(accessed through www.prenhall.com/bledsoe), where additional activities and information can be found on the chapter’s topics. Also, provides links to other topicspecific websites.

Case Study. Draws students into the reading and creates a link between the text content and real-life situations and experiences.

You Make the Call. Promotes critical thinking by requiring students to apply principles to actual practice.

Procedure Scans. Provide step-by-step visual support on how to perform skills.

Patient Care Algorithms. Provide graphic “pathways” that integrate assessment and care procedures.

Patho Pearls. Offer a snapshot of pathological considerations students will encounter in the field.

Legal Notes. Present instances in which legal or ethical considerations should be evaluated.

Cultural Considerations. Provide an awareness of beliefs that might affect patient care.

NEW! Assessment Pearls. Highlight important assessment considerations and techniques.

Completely updated in a new 3rd edition and written by the best-selling author team of Bryan E. Bledsoe D.O., F.A.C.E.P., EMT-P, Robert S. Porter M.A., NREMT-P, and Richard A. Cherry , M.S., NREMT-P , this student-friendly easy to understand series covers the DOT National Standard Curriculum . This book provides an overview of a Paramedic's role and Paramedic systems. Also covered are illness and injury prevention, medical/legal aspects, ethics, pathophysiology, pharmacology, medication administration, therapeutic communications, life span development, and airway management.

Table of Contents

Volume 1 — Introduction to Advanced Prehospital Care

1.      Introduction to Advanced Prehospital Care

2.      The Well-Being of the Paramedic

3.      EMS Systems

4.      Roles and Responsibilities of the Paramedic

5.      Illness and Injury Prevention

6.      Medical/Legal Aspects of Advanced Prehospital Care

7.      Ethics in Advanced Prehospital Care

8.      General Principles of Pathophysiology

9.      General Principles of Pharmacology

10.    Intravenous Access and Medication Administration

11.    Therapeutic Communications

12.    Life Span Development

13.    Airway Management and Ventilation

Appendix: Research in EMS

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