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Emergency Medical Responder: First on Scene, 12th Edition

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Hallmark features of this title

Fundamental EMR skills and knowledge

  • Up-to-date evidence-based medical practices are covered in each chapter, with an emphasis on the why of patient presentation.
  • Step-by-step skills are presented in about 90 photo scans, offering a quick reference.
  • References to current medical literature makes this title stand out among other EMR textbooks.

Engaging learning aids

  • First on Scene scenarios woven throughout chapters put students in the middle a real-life emergency, offering a perspective they won't get with any other training resource.
  • First on Scene Run Review pose critical-thinking questions related to the First on Scene scenario. The questions challenge students to consider how they might have responded differently.

Emergency Medical Responder is the leader in the field. Author Chris Le Baudour provides clear, first responder-level training for fire service, emergency, law enforcement, military, civil and industrial personnel. For over 40 years, this title has been an important component of thousands of training programs and has contributed to the success of hundreds of thousands of students.

The 12th Edition aligns with the latest National EMS Education Standards and includes the 2023 Focused Updates from the American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid. The new edition also incorporates more language of inclusiveness, in recognition of the diverse backgrounds and life experiences of EMR students.

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.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to EMS Systems
  2. Legal and Ethical Principles of Emergency Care
  3. Wellness and Safety of the Emergency Medical Responder
  4. Introduction to Medical Terminology, Human Anatomy, and Lifespan Development
  5. Introduction to Pathophysiology
  6. Principles of Lifting, Moving, and Positioning of Patients
  7. Principles of Effective Communication
  8. Principles of Effective Documentation
  9. Principles of Airway Management and Ventilation
  10. Principles of Oxygen Therapy
  11. Principles of Resuscitation
  12. Obtaining a Medical History and Vital Signs
  13. Principles of Patient Assessment
  14. Caring for Cardiac Emergencies
  15. Caring for Respiratory Emergencies
  16. Caring for Common Medical Emergencies
  17. Caring for Environmental Emergencies
  18. Caring for Soft Tissue Injuries and Bleeding
  19. Recognition and Care of Shock
  20. Caring for Muscle and Bone Injuries
  21. Caring for Head and Spinal Injuries
  22. Caring for Chest and Abdominal Emergencies
  23. Care During Pregnancy and Childbirth
  24. Caring for Infants and Children
  25. Special Considerations for the Geriatric Patient
  26. Introduction to EMS Operations and Hazardous Response
  27. Introduction to Multiple-Casualty Incidents, the Incident Command System, and Triage


  1. Patient Monitoring Devices
  2. Principles of Pharmacology
  3. Air Medical Transport Operations
  4. Introduction to Terrorism Response and Weapons of Mass Destruction

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