Why-Driven EMS Enrichment

ISBN-10: 0766825078

ISBN-13: 9780766825079

Edition: 2002

Authors: Bob Elling, Kirsten M. Elling, Mikel A. Rothenberg

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Tired of assigning readings from multiple sources and distributing reams of copied articles to supplement the text in your EMS courses? Preparing for your State and National exams and looking for a concise, effective study aid? "Why" Driven EMS Enrichment, a series of questions and answers that follow the DOT Paramedic curriculum objectives, is the resource you need. Written in an easy to read style that students of all educational levels will find approachable, "Why" Driven EMS goes beyond the explanations of other EMS texts and offers frank, usable advice on handling extreme situations and understanding complex material.
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List price: $145.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 10/30/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 8.25" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.684
Language: English

Kirsten (Kirt) Elling is a career paramedic who works for the Town of Colonie in upstate New York. She began EMS work in 1988 as an EMT/firefighter and has been a National Registered paramedic since 1991. She has been an EMS educator since 1990, teaching basic and advanced EMS programs at the Institute of Prehospital Emergency Medicine in Troy, New York. Kirt serves as Regional Faculty for the NYS DOH, Bureau of EMS and the American Heart Association. She has written numerous scripts for the EMS training video series PULSE: Emergency Medical Update. She is also the author and co-author of several books including The EMT-Basic Exam Review & The Emergency Medical Responder Exam Review, Why-Driven EMS Review, and The Paramedic Exam Review. Kirt was also a contributing author of the IPEM Paramedic Lab Manual, and an adjunct writer for the 1998 revision of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, EMT-Paramedic and EMT-Intermediate: National Standard Curricula and the 2007 Paramedic Practice Guidelines.

The Well-Being of the EMS Providerp. 1
EMS Systems, Roles, and Responsibilitiesp. 17
Illness and Injury Preventionp. 32
Medicolegal Issuesp. 40
Ethical Issues for the EMS Providerp. 55
General Principles of Pathophysiologyp. 59
Pharmacologyp. 83
Medication Administrationp. 91
Basic Cardiac Life Supportp. 104
Life Span Developmentp. 113
Airway Management and Ventilationp. 129
History Taking and Therapeutic Communicationp. 145
Techniques of Physical Examinationp. 150
Patient Assessment Overviewp. 158
Scene Size-Up and Initial Assessmentp. 162
Focused History and Physical Examination: Medical Patientp. 172
Focused History and Physical Examination: Trauma Patientp. 178
Assessment-Based Managementp. 185
Ongoing Assessment and Clinical Decision Makingp. 189
Communicationp. 192
Documentationp. 201
Pulmonary and Respiratoryp. 211
Cardiologyp. 234
Neurologyp. 253
Endocrinologyp. 276
Allergies and Anaphylaxisp. 290
Gastroenterology and Urologyp. 296
Toxicologyp. 310
Environmental Conditionsp. 324
Infectious and Communicable Diseasesp. 340
Behavioral and Psychiatric Disordersp. 347
Hematologyp. 355
Gynecology and Obstetricsp. 363
Trauma Systems and Mechanism of Injuryp. 376
Hemorrhage and Shockp. 380
Soft Tissue Traumap. 388
Burnsp. 396
Head and Facial Traumap. 407
Spinal Traumap. 420
Thoracic Traumap. 434
Abdominal Traumap. 449
Musculoskeletal Traumap. 455
Neonatologyp. 464
Pediatricsp. 474
Geriatrics: Abuse and Assaultp. 491
The Challenged Patientp. 502
Acute Interventions with the Home-Care Patientp. 511
Ambulance Operations and Multiple Casualty Incidentsp. 516
Rescue Awareness and Operationsp. 537
Hazardous Materials: Issue Awarenessp. 557
Crime Scene Awarenessp. 567
Advanced Cardiac Life Supportp. 576
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