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Emergency Care [RENTAL EDITION], 14th Edition

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This title is also available digitally via MyLab BRADY, which includes the Pearson eText.These options give students affordable access to learning materials, so they come to class ready to succeed. Contact your Pearson rep for more information.

Foster an understanding of how to serve ALL patients in real-life situations

  • EXPANDED - Professional photos supply a combination of realistic and real-life emergency images to prepare students for what they will see in the field.
  • NEW -  Pediatric and Geriatric assessment, care and treatment is integrated throughout the text. This significant organizational change allows for each chapter to include patient scenarios that cover a range of ages, giving students continuous practice in considering age as simply a factor in their overall information gathering and assessment.
  • NEW - The Patient Care feature that appears in clinical chapters has been fine-tuned to address Principles of Care FIRST, followed by actions that the EMT may need to employ in caring for the patient. With this important development change, actions are not numbered because there is no one correct sequence for patient care. The EMT must continually base decisions and priority actions on the evolving condition of the patient.
  • UPDATED - The Secondary Assessment chapter was reworked into three more focused chapters that cover specific aspects of the EMT’s role and care of patients.
  • Street Scenes place book knowledge within the context of real-life calls. Questions within this feature prompt readers to test their knowledge using realistic situations.
  • NEW - The Infectious Diseases and Sepsis chapter (Chapter 24) gives an overview of common infectious diseases that EMTs may encounter, describes the conditions that lead to sepsis, and provides signs that sepsis may be occurring.
  • UPDATED and EXPANDED - The Operations section of the book (Section 7) includes new triage procedures and updated guidelines for handling incident scenes.

Foster critical-thinking and decision-making skills

  • Chapter Review sections include a summary of key points, key terms and definitions, review questions, critical-thinking exercises that ask students to apply knowledge, case studies, and more.
  • Decision Points call out key decisions that are made during assessment and care of a patient.
  • Critical Decision-Making exercises appear throughout the text and help students learn how to make patient-care decisions while at the scene.

Understand and go beyond the standards

  • UPDATED - All chapters throughout the text conform to the most current American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care.
  • Core Concepts list the key points addressed in each chapter to help students anticipate chapter content, and guide their studies. Chapter-opening Objectives are based on the National EMS Education Standards.
  • DOT Objectives are listed and follow the DOT numbering system. Each chapter lists the US DOT objectives along with page references that make it easy to see where the objectives are covered.
  • FYI sections broaden students’ understanding of individual topics and provide material that goes beyond the DOT objectives.

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Check out the preface for a complete list of features and what's new in this edition.

This print textbook is available for students to rent for their classes. The Pearson print rental program provides students with affordable access to learning materials, so they come to class ready to succeed.

For courses in emergency medical technician training and emergency medical services.
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A standard in EMS Education for over 35 years - now with a bold, new approach and updated artwork and images
For over 35 years, Emergency Care has provided generations of EMT students with the practical information they need to succeed in the classroom and in the field. Using the National EMS Education Standards as a foundation, the text goes beyond the Standards to provide the most current, accurate reflection of EMS practice today. Multiple critical-thinking and decision-based features throughout help students integrate the need-to-know material of the classroom with the reality of being an EMT on the street. The 14th Edition has been updated throughout with the addition of more photos, fine-tuned patient care features, and significant reorganization involving the assessment, treatment, and care of children and older adults.

This title is also available digitally via MyLab BRADY, which includes the Pearson eText. These options give students affordable access to learning materials, so they come to class ready to succeed.

Table of Contents

SECTION 1: FOUNDATIONS
1. Introduction to Emergency Medical Care
2. Well-Being of the EMT
3. Lifting and Moving Patients
4. Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues
5. Medical Terminology
6. Anatomy and Physiology
7. Principles of Pathophysiology
8. Life Span Development

SECTION 2: AIRWAY MANAGEMENT, RESPIRATION, AND ARTIFICIAL VENTILATION
9. Airway Management
10. Respiration and Artificial Ventilation

SECTION 3: PATIENT ASSESSMENT
11. Scene Size-Up
12. Primary Assessment
13. Vital Signs and Monitoring Devices
14. Principles of Assessment
15. Secondary Assessment
16. Reassessment
17. Communication and Documentation

SECTION 4: MEDICAL EMERGENCIES
18. General Pharmacology
19. Respiratory Emergencies
20. Cardiac Emergencies
21. Resuscitation
22. Diabetic Emergencies and Altered Mental Status
23. Allergic Reaction
24. Infectious Diseases and Sepsis
25. Poisoning and Overdose Emergencies
26. Abdominal Emergencies
27. Behavioral and Psychiatric Emergencies and Suicide
28. Hematologic and Renal Emergencies

SECTION 5: TRAUMA EMERGENCIES
29. Bleeding and Shock
30. Soft-Tissue Trauma
31. Chest and Abdominal Trauma
32. Musculoskeletal Trauma
33. Trauma to the Head, Neck, and Spine
34. Multisystem Trauma
35. Environmental Emergencies

SECTION 6: SPECIAL POPULATIONS
36. Obstetric and Gynecologic Emergencies
37. Emergencies for Patients with Special Challenges

SECTION 7: OPERATIONS
38. EMS Operations
39. Hazardous Materials, Multiple-Casualty Incidents, and Incident Management
40. Highway Safety and Vehicle Extrication
41. EMS Response to Terrorism

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