Paramedic Care: Principles & Practice, Volume 1, 5th edition

  • Robert S. Porter
  • Richard A. Cherry

Paramedic Care: Principles & Practice, Volume 1

ISBN-13:  9780134572031

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For courses in Paramedic Emergency Medical Services

A strong, evidence-based foundation in the principles and practices of modern EMS    
Paramedic Care: Principles & Practice, Fifth Edition, offers EMS students and professionals a foundational guide and reference to paramedicine. Developed to stay ahead of current trends and practices, all five volumes are based on the National EMS Education Standards and the accompanying Paramedic Instructional Guidelines.
Volume 1, Introduction to Advanced Prehospital Care, covers the principles of advanced prehospital care and EMS operations. Chapters detail the various aspects of paramedic practice as well as an introduction to workforce safety and wellness, EMS research, the EMS role in public health, legal and ethical considerations, and EMS system communications and documentation. The final chapters of this volume cover lifespan development, pathophysiology, emergency pharmacology, intravenous access and medication administration, and airway management and ventilation. Updated throughout, Volume 1 gives readers a fundamental understanding of EMS operations, basic medical science, and basic procedures.

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Table of contents

  1. Introduction to Paramedicine
  2. EMS Systems
  3. Roles and Responsibilities of the Paramedic
  4. Workforce Safety and Wellness
  5. EMS Research
  6. Public Health
  7. Medical/Legal Aspects of Out-of-Hospital Care
  8. Ethics in Paramedicine
  9. EMS Systems and Communications
  10. Documentation
  11. Pathophysiology
  12. Human Lifespan Development
  13. Emergency Pharmacology
  14. Intravenous Access and Medication Administration
  15. Airway Management and Ventilation

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