Emergency Care, 14th edition

  • Daniel J. Limmer, 
  • Michael F. O'Keefe, 
  • Edward T. Dickinson

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Emergency Care has been a standard in EMS education for over 35 years. The text 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, it reflects the most current EMS practices. Critical-thinking and decision-based features will help you integrate need-to-know material into real-life scenarios.

The 14th Edition has been significantly reorganized to incorporate the assessment, treatment and care of children and older adults. Patient care features have been fine-tuned, and a new Infectious Diseases and Sepsis chapter explores the infectious diseases EMTs encounter.

Published by Pearson (September 18th 2020) - Copyright © 2021

ISBN-13: 9780136873242

Subject: Emergency Services (BRADY)

Category: Emergency Medical Technician


Table of Contents


  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


  1. Airway Management
  2. Respiration and Artificial Ventilation


  1. Scene Size-Up
  2. Primary Assessment
  3. Vital Signs and Monitoring Devices
  4. Principles of Assessment
  5. Secondary Assessment
  6. Reassessment
  7. Communication and Documentation


  1. General Pharmacology
  2. Respiratory Emergencies
  3. Cardiac Emergencies
  4. Resuscitation
  5. Diabetic Emergencies and Altered Mental Status
  6. Allergic Reaction
  7. Infectious Diseases and Sepsis
  8. Poisoning and Overdose Emergencies
  9. Abdominal Emergencies
  10. Behavioral and Psychiatric Emergencies and Suicide
  11. Hematologic and Renal Emergencies


  1. Bleeding and Shock
  2. Soft-Tissue Trauma
  3. Chest and Abdominal Trauma
  4. Musculoskeletal Trauma
  5. Trauma to the Head, Neck, and Spine
  6. Multisystem Trauma
  7. Environmental Emergencies


  1. Obstetric and Gynecologic Emergencies
  2. Emergencies for Patients with Special Challenges


  1. EMS Operations
  2. Hazardous Materials, Multiple-Casualty Incidents, and Incident Management
  3. Highway Safety and Vehicle Extrication
  4. EMS Response to Terrorism

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