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First Responder / With CD

First Responder / With CD - 6th edition

ISBN13: 978-0130307262

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ISBN13: 978-0130307262
ISBN10: 0130307262
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Edition/Copyright: 6TH 01
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2001
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First Responder / With CD - 6TH 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0130307262

David Bergeron and Gloria Bizjak

ISBN13: 978-0130307262
ISBN10: 0130307262
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 6TH 01
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2001
International: No
Summary

This updated volume is the foundation for First Responder training designed to provide users with a patient assessment-based approach to individual and team First Responder-level care. Written in easy-to-understand language with many examples and illustrations, the book provides appropriate details on emergency care procedures, skill steps and application methods. The book provides an introduction to the EMS System including legal and ethical issues, lifting and moving patients, airway management, CPR, illness and injury, defibrillation and pharmacology. For those in public service groups, law enforcement, fire and EMS systems, government agencies and other groups assigned to provide emergency medial services.

Author Bio

Bergeron, David : Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute

Bizjak, Gloria : University of Maryland College Park

Table of Contents

I. PREPARATORY.

1. Introducing the EMS System.
2. The Well-Being of the First Responder.
3. Legal and Ethical Issues.
4. The Human Body.
5. Lifting and Moving Patients.

II. AIRWAY.

6. Airway Management.

III. PATIENT ASSESSMENT.

7. Assessment of the Patient.

IV. CIRCULATION.

8. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
9. Two Rescuer CPR.

V. ILLNESS AND INJURY.

10. Medical Emergencies.
11. Bleeding and Soft-Tissue Injuries.
12. Muscle and Bone Injuries.

VI. CHILDBIRTH AND CHILDREN.

13. Childbirth.
14. Infants and Children.

VII. EMS OPERATIONS.

15. Gaining Access and Triage.

APPENDICES.

Appendix 1: Determining Blood Pressure.
Appendix 2: Breathing Aids and Oxygen Therapy.
Appendix 3: Pharmacology.
Appendix 4: Swimming and Diving Accidents.
Appendix 5: Stress Management.
Appendix 6: First Responder Roles and Responsibilities.

Glossary.
Index.

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