Emergency Medical Technician: Making the Difference

Paperback | October 4, 2006

byWill Chapleau, Peter T. Pons

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Emergency Medical Technician: Making the Difference follows the U.S. Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum (NSC) for the EMT-Basic. This comprehensive, yet easy-to-use text is your complete guide for learning the essential skills you need to become a successful EMT. Real-world knowledge. Real-world skills. Real-world situations.

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Emergency Medical Technician: Making the Difference follows the U.S. Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum (NSC) for the EMT-Basic. This comprehensive, yet easy-to-use text is your complete guide for learning the essential skills you need to become a successful EMT. Real-world knowledge. Real-world skills. Real-worl...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:852 pages, 10.87 × 8.5 × 1.15 inPublished:October 4, 2006Publisher:Mosby- Jones & BartlettLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0323032729

ISBN - 13:9780323032728

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Division One: PREPARATORYChapter 1: Introduction to Emergency Medical Services (EMS) SystemsChapter 2: Well-Being of the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)Chapter 3: Legal and Ethical Aspects of Emergency Medical Services (EMS)Chapter 4: The Human BodyChapter 5: Baseline Vital Signs and SAMPLE HistoryChapter 6: Lifting and Moving PatientsDivision Two: AIRWAYChapter 7: Airway ManagementDivision Three: PATIENT ASSESSMENTChapter 8: Scene Size-upChapter 9: Initial Patient AssessmentChapter 10: Focused History and Physical Examination of Trauma PatientsChapter 11: Focused History and Physical Examination of Medical PatientsChapter 12: The Detailed Physical ExaminationChapter 13: Ongoing AssessmentChapter 14: CommunicationsChapter 15: DocumentationDivision Four: MEDICAL AND BEHAVIORAL EMERGENCIESChapter 16: PharmacologyChapter 17: Respiratory EmergenciesChapter 18: Cardiovascular EmergenciesChapter 19: Gastrointestinal/Genitourinary EmergenciesChapter 20: Altered Mental StatusChapter 21: AllergiesChapter 22: Poisoning and OverdoseChapter 23: Environmental EmergenciesChapter 24: Behavioral EmergenciesDivision Five: TRAUMAChapter 25: Bleeding and ShockChapter 26: Soft Tissue TraumaChapter 27: Chest and Abdominal TraumaChapter 28: Musculoskeletal TraumaChapter 29: Head and Spinal TraumaDivision Six: SPECIAL POPULATIONSChapter 30: Obstetrics and GynecologyChapter 31: Pediatric EmergenciesChapter 32: Geriatric EmergenciesDivision Seven: OPERATIONSChapter 33: Ambulance OperationsChapter 34: Gaining AccessChapter 35: DisastersChapter 36: Hazardous MaterialsChapter 37: Weapons of Mass DestructionDivision Eight: ADVANCED AIRWAY (ELECTIVE)Chapter 38: Advanced Airway ManagementAppendix A Assisting Advanced Life Support ProvidersAppendix B NREMT Skills SheetsGlossary Illustration Credits