Advanced Emt: A Clinical Reasoning Approach

Paperback | November 3, 2016

byMelissa Alexander, Richard Belle

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For courses in Advanced EMT


Using the National EMS Education Standards as a foundation, Advanced EMT: A Clinical-Reasoning Approach is designed to assist students in successfully completing their Advanced EMT course and ultimately obtaining their licensure. Special care has been taken to ensure that the latest applicable research was reviewed during the development of this text, resulting in our ability to deliver the latest evidence-based patient care to you and your students.


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For courses in Advanced EMT Using the National EMS Education Standards as a foundation, Advanced EMT: A Clinical-Reasoning Approach is designed to assist students in successfully completing their Advanced EMT course and ultimately obtaining their licensure. Special care has been taken to ensure that the latest applicable researc...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:1216 pages, 10.7 × 8.4 × 1.6 inPublished:November 3, 2016Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0134420128

ISBN - 13:9780134420127

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Table of Contents

Section 1 Preparing for Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Practice 1
1 Introduction to Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Practice 2
2 Emergency Medical Services, Health Care, and Public Health Systems 15
3 Workforce Wellness and Personal Safety 31
4 Ethical and Medical/Legal Considerations in Advanced EMT Practice 57
5 Ambulance Operations and Responding to EMS Calls 76
6 Communication and Teamwork 106

Section 2 Human Development, Health, and Disease 129
7 Medical Terminology 130
8 Human Body Systems 144
9 Life Span Development and Cultural Considerations 204
10 Pathophysiology: Selected Impairments of Homeostasis 224

Section 3 Pharmacology 255
11 Principles of Pharmacology 256
12 Medication Administration 275
13 Medications 313

Section 4 Assessment and Initial Management 325
14 General Approach to Patient Assessment and Clinical Reasoning 326
15 Scene Size-Up and Primary Assessment 343
16 Airway Management, Ventilation, and Oxygenation 366
17 Resuscitation: Managing Shock and Cardiac Arrest 413
18 Vital Signs and Monitoring Devices 447
19 History Taking, Secondary Assessment, and Reassessment 475

Section 5 Medical Emergencies 505
20 Respiratory Disorders 506
21 Cardiovascular Disorders 531
22 Neurologic Disorders 564
23 Endocrine Disorders 592
24 Abdominal Pain and Gastrointestinal Disorders 607
25 Renal, Genitourinary, and Gynecologic Disorders 626
26 Hematologic Disorders 650
27 Immunologic Disorders 663
28 Infectious Illnesses 675
29 Nontraumatic Musculoskeletal and Soft-Tissue Disorders 694
30 Disorders of the Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat, and Oral Cavity 705
31 Mental Illness and Behavioral Emergencies 716
32 Toxicologic Emergencies 729

Section 6 Trauma 755
33 Trauma Systems and Incident Command 756
34 Mechanisms of Injury, Trauma Assessment, and Trauma Triage Criteria 772
35 Soft-Tissue Injuries and Burns 796
36 Musculoskeletal Injuries 822
37 Head, Brain, Face, and Neck Trauma 844
38 Thoracic Trauma 861
39 Abdominal Trauma 876
40 Spine Injuries 886
41 Environmental Emergencies 906
42 Multisystem Trauma and Trauma Resuscitation 924

Section 7 Special Patient Populations 935
43 Obstetrics and Care of the Newborn 936
44 Pediatric Emergencies 968
45 Geriatrics 992
46 Patients with Special Challenges 1011

Section 8 Rescue and Special Operations 1027
47 Rescue Operations and Vehicle Extrication 1028
48 Hazardous Materials 1041
49 Response to Terrorism and Disasters 1055

Appendix 1: Endotracheal Intubation 1066
Appendix 2: Advanced ECG Recognition 1075
Appendix 3: Adult Intraosseous Infusion 1088
Appendix 4: Additional Emergency
Medications 1089
Answer Key 1103
Glossary 1123
Index 1151