The Paramedic Updated Edition

Hardcover | October 27, 2011

byWill Chapleau, Angel Burba, Peter Pons

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Ever since the first EMT book was written, there have been two philosophies chosen by the authors for the reader: One type is to provide for the minimal required information and to meet only the minimum standards required by the profession. At the other end of the spectrum is the philosophy that is written to be all-inclusive. This will give the student reader (and ultimately patient care provider) the strongest knowledge possible. If you or your family were to become sick or injured in the middle of the night, in the blowing snow or in the cold rain, do you want the EMT taking care of you to be the very best they possibly could be or simply one who has taken the course to “get by”? This book is not a “get by” book. This book is not written by “get by” authors. This book is not edited by “get by” editors. Just open this book and look at the four editors—four better people in the United States to write such a book could not have been chosen.

Norman E. McSwain, Jr., MD, FACS, NREMT-P Professor of Surgery Tulane University

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Ever since the first EMT book was written, there have been two philosophies chosen by the authors for the reader: One type is to provide for the minimal required information and to meet only the minimum standards required by the profession. At the other end of the spectrum is the philosophy that is written to be all-inclusive. This wil...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:11.2 × 9.4 × 1.9 inPublished:October 27, 2011Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0077563883

ISBN - 13:9780077563882

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Table of Contents

BRIEF TOC

PART 1 FOUNDATIONS

1. THE EMS PROFESSION

2. THE WELL-BEING OF THE PARAMEDIC

3. PROFESSIONAL ETHICS

4. LEGAL ISSUES

5. CLINICAL DECISION MAKING

6. MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

7. ANATOMY OVERVIEW

8. PHYSIOLOGY OVERVIEW

9. SAFETY AND SCENE SIZE-UP

PART 2 FOUNDATIONS OF COMMUNICATION AND ASSESSMENT

10. THERAPEUTIC COMMUNICATIONS AND HISTORY TAKING

11. THE NORMAL PHYSICAL EXAMINATION

PART 3-FOUNDATIONS OF CRITICAL CARE: CARING FOR THE SICK PATIENT

12. AIRWAY MANAGEMENT, VENTILATION, AND OXYGENATION

13. SHOCK OVERVIEW

14. PATIENT ASSESSMENT

15. PHARMACOLOGY

16. MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION AND IV

17. DOCUMENTATION & COMMUNICATION

PART 4-TRAUMA

18. MECHANISM OF INJURY

19. HEMOSTASIS AND HERMORRHAGIC SHOCK

20. HEAD, FACE, AND NECK TRAUMA

21. THORACIC TRAUMA

22. ABDOMINAL TRAUMA

23. SPINAL TRAUMA

24. SKELETAL TRAUMA

25. SOFT TISSUE AND MUSCLE TRAUMA

26. BURN TRAUMA

27. TRAUMA PATIENTS AND TRAUMA SYSTEMS

PART 5-MEDICAL ISSUES

28. PULMONARY

29. CARDIOLOGY

30. NEUROLOGY

31. ENDOCRINOLOGY, ELECTROLYTES, AND ACID/BASE

32. ALLERGIES AND ANAPHYLAXIS

33. INFECTIOUS AND COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

34. GASTROENTEROLOGY

35. TOXICOLOGY

36. UROLOGY

37. HEMATOLOGY

38. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

39. EYES, EARS, NOSE, AND THROAT

40. BEHAVIORAL AND PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS

41. OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY

PART 6-SPECIAL POPULATIONS

42. NEONATOLOGY

43. PEDIATRIC PATIENTS

44. GERIATRIC PATIENTS

45. THE ABUSED AND NEGLECTED

46. PATIENTS WITH SPECIAL CHALLENGES

47. PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC ILLNESSES

48. PATIENTS FROM DIVERSE CULTURES

PART 7-OPERATIONS

49. AMBULANCE OPERATIONS

50. MEDICAL INCIDENT COMMAND

51. RESCUE AWARENESS

52. TEAMWORK AND OPERATIONAL INTERFACE

53. HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INCIDENTS

54. SPECIAL EVENTS AND MASS GATHERINGS

55. RESPONDING TO WMD EVENTS

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