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Emergency Medical Responder: First on Scene, 11th edition

  • Chris Le Baudour
  • J David Bergeron
  • Keith Wesley

Published by Pearson (December 5th 2018) - Copyright © 2019

11th edition

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Overview

For courses in emergency medical responder programs.

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The leader in the field, Emergency Medical Responder: First on Scene provides clear, first responder¿—level training for fire service, emergency, law enforcement, military, civil, and industrial personnel. The text is based on the new National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards for Emergency Medical Responders and includes the 2017 Focused Updates from the American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid. The fully updated 11th edition covers new topics recently introduced into emergency medical responder programs.

Table of contents

1. Introduction to EMS Systems
2. Legal and Ethical Principles of Emergency Care
3. Wellness and Safety of the Emergency Medical Responder
4. Introduction to Medical Terminology, Human Anatomy, and Lifespan Development
5. Introduction to Pathophysiology
6. Principles of Lifting, Moving, and Positioning of Patients
7. Principles of Effective Communication
8. Principles of Effective Documentation
9. Principles of Airway Management and Ventilation
10. Principles of Oxygen Therapy
11. Principles of Resuscitation
12. Obtaining a Medical History and Vital Signs
13. Principles of Patient Assessment
14. Caring for Cardiac Emergencies
15. Caring for Respiratory Emergencies
16. Caring for Common Medical Emergencies
17. Caring for Environmental Emergencies
18. Caring for Soft-Tissue Injuries and Bleeding
19. Recognition and Care of Shock
20. Caring for Muscle and Bone Injuries
21. Caring for Head and Spinal Injuries
22. Caring for Chest and Abdominal Emergencies
23. Care During Pregnancy and Childbirth
24. Caring for Infants and Children
25. Special Considerations for the Geriatric Patient
26. Introduction to EMS Operations and Hazardous Response
27. Introduction to Multiple-Casualty Incidents, the Incident Command System, and Triage

Appendices
1. Patient Monitoring Devices
2. Principles of Pharmacology
3. Air Medical Transport Operations
4. Introduction to Terrorism Response and Weapons of Mass Destruction

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