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Prehospital Emergency Care by Brent A. Hafen
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Prehospital Emergency Care provides a comprehensive and student-friendly approach to EMT - Basic education. The author takes great care to provide a foundation for the skills needed to be a successful EMT - Basic. In addition, he offers clinical insight throughout the text so students have a better understanding when performing patient assessment and providing patient care. This book is ideal for the EMT-Basic who wants to go above and beyond the DOT requirements.

Table of Contents

MODULE 1 PREPARATORY 1 Introduction to Emergency Medical Care 2 The Well-Being of the EMT 3 Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues 4 The Human Body 5 Baseline Vital Signs and History Taking 6 Lifting and Moving Patients MODULE 2 AIRWAY 7 Airway Management, Ventilation, and Oxygen Therapy MODULE 3 PATIENT ASSESSMENT 8 Scene Size-Up 9 Patient Assessment 10 Communication 11 Documentation MODULE 4 MEDICAL, BEHAVIORAL, AND OBSTETRICS/GYNECOLOGY 12 General Pharmacology 13 Respiratory Emergencies 14 Cardiac Emergencies 15 Altered Mental Status and Diabetic Emergencies 16 Stroke 17 Seizures and Syncope 18 Allergic Reaction and Anaphylaxis 19 Poisoning Emergencies 20 Drug and Alcohol Emergencies 21 Acute Abdominal Pain 22 Environmental Emergencies 23 Drowning and Diving Emergencies 24 Behavioral Emergencies 25 Obstetric and Gynecological Emergencies MODULE 5 TRAUMA 26 Mechanisms of Injury: Kinetics of Trauma 27 Bleeding and Shock 28 Soft Tissue Injuries 29 Burn Emergencies 30 Musculoskeletal Injuries 31 Injuries to the Head 32 Injuries to the Spine 33 Eye, Face, and Neck Injuries 34 Chest, Abdomen, and Genitalia Injuries 35 Agricultural and Industrial Emergencies MODULE 6 PEDIATRICS AND GERIATRICS 36 Infants and Children 37 Geriatrics MODULE 7 OPERATIONS 38 Ambulance Operations 39 Gaining Access and Extrication 40 Hazardous Materials Emergencies 41 Multiple-Casualty Incidents 42 EMS Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction MODULE 8 ADVANCED AIRWAY ELECTIVE 43 Advanced Airway Management APPENDIX 1 BASIC LIFE SUPPORT APPENDIX 2 ALS-ASSIST SKILLS GLOSSARY INDEX

Author Biography

Joseph J. Mistovich, MEd, NREMT-P Joseph Mistovich is Chairperson of the Department of Health Professions and a Professor at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio. He has more than 22 years of experience as an educator in emergency medical services. Mr. Mistovich received his Master of Education degree in Community Health Education from Kent State University in 1988. He completed a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science degree with a major in Allied Health in 1985, and an Associate in Applied Science degree in Emergency Medical Technology in 1982 from Youngstown State University. Mr. Mistovich has more than 27 years of experience providing advanced life support in the prehospital environment. He is an author or coauthor of numerous EMS books and journal articles and is a frequent presenter at national and state EMS conferences.
Release date NZ
April 19th, 2007
Country of Publication
United States
8th Revised edition
Illustrations +
Prentice Hall
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