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Emergency Medical Responder: First on Scene, 10th edition

  • Chris Le Baudour
  • J David Bergeron
  • Keith Wesley

Published by Pearson (December 10th 2015) - Copyright © 2016

10th edition

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Overview

For courses in First Responder and Emergency Medical Services

Learn to think like an EMR 
The leader in the field, Emergency Medical Responder, Tenth Edition, provides clear, first responder-level training for fire service, emergency, law enforcement, military, civil, and industrial personnel. The new edition retains all of the successful features from previous editions and includes new topics and concepts that have recently become part of most Emergency Medical Responder programs. Using the new National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards for Emergency Medical Responders as a foundation, Emergency Medical Responder also includes the 2010 American Heart Association guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid. Critical-thinking First on Scene scenarios and From the Medical Director features offer readers a real-world perspective that will help them learn to think like EMRs.

Table of contents

Brief 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 Spine 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 

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

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