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Intermediate Emergency Care

Intermediate Emergency Care - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0131136076

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ISBN13: 978-0131136076
ISBN10: 0131136070
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 04
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2004
International: No

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Intermediate Emergency Care - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0131136076

Bryan Bledsoe, Richard A. Cherry and Robert S. Porter

ISBN13: 978-0131136076
ISBN10: 0131136070
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 04
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

For Intermediate-level courses in Emergency Care.

Comprehensive, accurate, and level-appropriate, Intermediate Care: Principles and Practices gives students a solid foundation of essential practice skills and provides the underlying principles upon which those skills are based. Correlated to the U.S. Department of Transportation's 1999 National Standard Curriculum for EMT-Intermediate, this text provides all the background content and skills coverage required for Intermediate-level education.

Features :

  • Comprehensive, clear writing style--Uses a style that has proven successful with students; the text utilizes the model presented in the popular Paramedic Care series.
  • Allows students to understand the "whys" behind the "hows" in EMT-I practice.
  • U.S. DOT 1999 National Standard curriculum for EMT-Intermediate--Covers all five modules of the curriculum: Preparatory Information, Patient Assessment, Trauma Emergencies, Medical Emergencies, and Special Considerations.
  • Provides students with all the background content and skills coverage required for Intermediate-level education.
  • Accurate and timely--Reflects the best and latest in scientific and medical practice; written and reviewed by experts in the field.
  • Gives students a meaningful text that can serve as a valuable reference for the future.
  • Topical coverage--Includes a chapter on the EMS response to terrorist attacks and weapons of mass destruction.
  • Explains to students the EMT-I's role in these new scenarios.
  • Case studies.
  • Introduces students to real-life scenes in which the chapter content occurs.
  • Content review, running glossary, and key points--Contained within the margins of the text.
  • Provides students with a review outline, fundamentals, and common terms and definitions.
  • Procedure scans.
  • Gives students step-by-step visual support on how to support skills.
  • "Patho Pearls."
  • Gives students a snapshot of the pathophysiology they'll encounter in the field.
  • Documentation, medical calculations, legal notes, and cultural considerations.
  • Shows students techniques, practices, and ethical considerations; as well as insights into different cultures.
  • Complete support package--Includes a Workbook, Instructor's Resource Manual, Test Manager, PowerPoints, and a Companion Website--not offered by the competition.
  • Provides instructors with a complete training solution.

Table of Contents

Precautions on Bloodborne Pathogens and Infectious Diseases.

I. PREPARATORY INFORMATION.

1. Foundation of the EMT-Intermediate.
2. Overview of Human Systems.
3. Emergency Pharmacology.
4. Venous Access and Medication Administration.
5. Airway Management and Ventilation.

II. PATIENT ASSESSMENT.

6. History Taking.
7. Techniques of Physical Examination.
8. Patient Assessment.
9. Clinical Decision Making.
10. Communications.
11. Documentation.

III. TRAUMA EMERGENCIES.

12. Trauma and Trauma Systems.
13. Blunt Trauma.
14. Penetrating Trauma.
15. Hemorrhage and Shock.
16. Burns.
17. Thoracic Trauma.
18. Trauma Skills.

IV. MEDICAL EMERGENCIES.

19. Respiratory Emergencies.
20. Cardiovascular Emergencies.
21. Diabetic Emergencies.
22. Allergic Reactions.
23. Poisonings/Overdose Emergencies.
24. Neurological Emergencies.
25. Non-Traumatic Abdominal Emergencies.
26. Environmental Emergencies.
27. Behavioral Emergencies.
28. Gynecological Emergencies.

V. SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS.

29. Obstetrical Emergencies.
30. Neonatal Resuscitation.
31. Pediatrics.
32. Geriatrics.
33. Assessment-Based Management.
34. Weapons of Mass Destruction.
Glossary.
Index.

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