For First Responder-level training courses. This text is the foundation for the First Responder curriculum designed to provide students with an assessment-based approach to individual and team First Responder-level care. Written in easy-to-understand language with many examples and illustrations, the text provides appropriate details on emergency care procedures, skill steps, and application methods.
Table of Contents
I. PREPARATORY. 1. Introduction to the EMS System. 2. The Well-Being of the First Responder. 3. Legal and Ethical Issues. 4. The Human Body. 5. Lifting, Moving, and Positioning Patients. II. AIRWAY. 6. Airway Management. III. PATIENT ASSESSMENT. 7. Assessment of the Patient. IV. CIRCULATION. 8. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). V. ILLNESS AND INJURY. 9. Medical Emergencies. 10. Bleeding, Shock, and Soft-Tissue Injuries. 11. Muscle and Bone Injuries. VI. CHILDBIRTH AND CHILDREN. 12. Childbirth. 13. Infants and Children. VII. EMS OPERATIONS. 14. Gaining Access and Hazards on the Scene. APPENDICES. Appendix 1: Determining Blood Pressure. Appendix 2: Breathing Aids and Oxygen Therapy. Appendix 3: Pharmacology. Appendix 4: Swimming and Diving Accidents. Appendix 5: Response to Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction. Appendix 6: First Responder Roles and Responsibilities. Atlas of Injuries. Glossary. Index.