Emergency Care, 13th edition

  • Daniel Limmer
  • Michael F. O'Keefe

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For over 30 years, Emergency Care has provided generations of EMT students with the practical information they need to succeed in the classroom and in the field. Updated with the latest research and developments in emergency medical services, the 13th Edition meets the 2015 American Heart Association guidelines for CPR and ECC. Using the National EMS Education Standards as a foundation, Emergency Care goes beyond the Standards to provide the most current, accurate reflection of EMS practice today. The text integrates scientific principles in an easy-to-understand way, with a host of critical-thinking features that help students learn to think like EMTs.

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Table of contents

Section 1 – Foundations

  1. Introduction to Emergency Medical Services and the Health Care System

  2. The Well-being of the EMT

  3. Lifting and Moving Patients

  4. Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues

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  6. Anatomy and Physiology

  7. Principles of Pathophysiology

  8. Life Span Development

Section 2 – Airway Management, Respiration, and Artificial Ventilation

  1. Airway Management

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Section 3 – Patient Assessment

  1. Scene Size-up

  2. The Primary Assessment

  3. Vital Signs and Monitoring Devices

  4. Secondary Assessment

  5. Communication and Documentation

Section 4 – Medical Emergencies

  1. General Pharmacology

  2. Respiratory Emergencies

  3. Cardiac Emergencies

  4. Diabetic Emergencies and Altered Mental Status

  5. Allergic Reaction

  6. Poisoning and Overdose Emergencies

  7. Abdominal Emergencies

  8. Behavioral and Psychiatric Emergencies and Suicide

  9. Hematologic and Renal Emergencies

Section 5 – Trauma 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

Section 6 – Special Populations

  1. Obstetric and Gynecologic Emergencies

  2. Pediatric Emergencies

  3. Geriatric Emergencies

  4. Emergencies for Patients with Special Challenges

Section 7 – Operations

  1. EMS Operations

  2. Hazardous Materials, Multiple-Casualty Incidents, and Incident Management

  3. Highway Safety and Vehicle Extrication

  4. EMS Response to Terrorism ߼/p>


  1. Basic Cardiac Life Support Review

  2. Medical Terminology

  3. Glossary

  4. Answer Key


Published by Pearson (May 20th 2015) - Copyright © 2016