Essentials of Emergency Care Refresher for EMT-B

ISBN-10: 0130945595
ISBN-13: 9780130945594
Edition: 3rd 2002
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List price: $109.33
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 11/29/2001
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 552
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

Designed for experienced EMT-Bs who are beginning or are about to begin an EMT-B refresher program, this text offers thorough but concise coverage of the curriculum. This edition includes 12 new case studies and a list of core concepts at the start of each chapter.

Michael F O'Keefe (Author). Mike O'Keefe, MS, EMT-P, became the Vermont EMS State Training Coordinator in 1989. He has a Master's degree in biostatistics and was an EMT-Intermediate for 16 years before becoming a paramedic 10 years ago. Mike was chosen to participate in the development of all four U.S. Department of Tranpsortation National Standard EMS Curricula (for First Responders, EMT-Basics, EMT-Intermediates, and EMT-Paramedics). He was also on the steering committee that developed the Geriatric Education for Emergency Medical Services (GEMS) course for the American Geriatrics Society and coauthored a chapter of the textbook for that course. Mike is co-author of the Brady text Essentials of Emergency Care and is a contributing writer to the Brady text Paramedic Care: Principles & Practice. He is very interested in promoting EMS research, particularly in rural areas. Mike is active as a volunteer EMS provider in northwestern Vermont and is a speaker at EMS conferences.

Edward T. Dickinson (Medical Editor). Edward T. Dickinson, MD, NREMT-P, FACEP, is currently Assistant Professor and Director of EMS Field Operations in the Department of Emergency Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He is Medical Director of the Malvern Fire Company, the Berwyn Fire Company, and the Township of Haverford paramedics in Pennsylvania. He is a residency-trained, board-certified emergency medicine physician who is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. Dickinson began his career in emergency services in 1979 as a firefighter-EMT in upstate New York. He has remained active in fire service and EMS for the past 25 years. He frequently rides with EMS units and has maintained his certification as a National Registry EMT-Paramedic. He has served as medical editor for numerous Brady EMT-B and First Responder texts and is the author of Fire Service Emergency Care and co-author of Emergency Care, Fire Service Edition, and Emergency Incident Rehabilitation. He is co-editor of ALS Case Studies in Emergency Care.

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction to EMS Systems
The Emergency Medical Services System
Quality Improvement and Medical Direction
Chapter Review
Well-Being of the EMT-Basic
Emotion and Stress
Scene Safety
The Exposure Control Plan
Ryan White Care Act
Tuberculosis Requirements
BSI and Ambulance Call Phases
Chapter Review
Medical/Legal and Ethical Issues
Scope of Practice
Patient Consent and Refusal
Other Legal Aspects of Emergency Care
EMS at Crime Scenes
Chapter Review
The Human Body
Anatomical Terms and Directions
Body Systems
Chapter Review
Lifting and Moving Patients
Body Mechanics
Types of Moves
Patient-Carrying Devices
Chapter Review
Airway Management
Airway Anatomy and Physiology Review
Opening the Airway
Suctioning
Artificial Ventilation
Airway Adjuncts
Oxygen Administration
Assisting with Endotracheal Tube Placement
Case Study: Airway Emergencies
Chapter Review
Scene Size-up, Initial Assessment, Baseline Vitals, and SAMPLE History
Scene Size-up
Initial Assessment
Baseline Vital Signs
SAMPLE History
Chapter Review
Assessment of the Trauma Patient
Scene Size-up
Significant Mechanism of Injury
No Significant Mechanism of Injury
Chapter Review
Assessment of the Medical Patient
Assessing Medical Patients
The Responsive Medical Patient
The Unresponsive Medical Patient
Chapter Review
Assessment of Pediatric and Geriatric Patients
The Pediatric Patient
The Geriatric Patient
Chapter Review
Communication and Documentation
Communications
Documentation
Chapter Review
General Pharmacology
Medications
Chapter Review
Respiratory Emergencies
Respiratory System
Case Study: Respiratory Emergencies
Chapter Review
Cardiac Emergencies
Cardiac Compromise
Cardiac Arrest
Case Study: Cardiac Emergencies
Chapter Review
Diabetic Emergencies and Altered Mental Status
Altered Mental Status
Diabetic Emergencies
Seizures
Stroke
Case Study: Altered Mental Status Emergencies
Chapter Review
Allergies
Allergic Reactions
Epinephrine Auto-Injector
Case Study: Allergic Reactions
Chapter Review
Poisoning and Overdose Emergencies
Poisoning and Overdose Emergencies
Injected Poisons
Case Study: Poisoning and Overdose Emergencies
Chapter Review
Environmental Emergencies
Temperature Regulation
Exposure to Cold
Exposure to Heat
Water Emergencies
Bites and Stings
Chapter Review
Behavioral Emergencies
Behavioral Emergencies
Case Study: Behavioral Emergencies
Chapter Review
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Anatomy of Childbirth
Predelivery Emergencies
Childbirth
Gynecological Emergencies
Case Study: Obstetrical and Gynecological Emergencies
Chapter Review
Bleeding and Shock
Bleeding
Shock
Case Study: Bleeding and Shock Emergencies
Chapter Review
Soft-Tissue Injuries
Closed Wounds
Open Wounds
Burn Injuries
Case Study: Soft-Tissue Injuries
Chapter Review
Musculoskeletal Injuries
Musculoskeletal System Review
Injuries to the Musculoskeletal System
Chapter Review
Injuries to the Head and Spine
Nervous System Review
Injuries to the Head
Injuries to the Spine
Case Study: Head Injuries
Chapter Review
Infants and Children
Pediatric Respiratory Emergencies
Pediatric Trauma
Pediatric Medical Emergencies
Emotional Response of the Family and EMT-B
Case Study: Pediatric Emergencies
Chapter Review
Ambulance Operations
Ambulance Operations
Aeromedical Evacuation
Chapter Review
Gaining Access and Rescue
EMT-B's Role at an Extrication
Sizing up the Situation
Recognizing and Managing Hazards
Stabilizing the Vehicle
Gaining Access to the Patient
Chapter Review
Special Operations
Managing the Multiple-Casualty Incident
Hazmat Awareness
Chapter Review
Advanced Airway Management
Anatomy and Physiology
Management of the Airway
Chapter Review
Research in EMS
Interpreting Research
Participating in Research
Learning More about Research
National Registry Practical Examination
Answer Key
Glossary
Index

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