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Prehospital Emergency Care

Prehospital Emergency Care - 9th edition

ISBN13: 978-0135028094

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ISBN13: 978-0135028094
ISBN10: 0135028094
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 9TH 10
Publisher: Robert J.Brady Co.
Published: 2010
International: No

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Prehospital Emergency Care - 9TH 10 edition

ISBN13: 978-0135028094

Joseph J. Mistovich

ISBN13: 978-0135028094
ISBN10: 0135028094
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 9TH 10
Publisher: Robert J.Brady Co.

Published: 2010
International: No

The most complete resource for EMT-B training, this best-selling, reader-friendly book contains clear, step-by-step explanations with comprehensive, stimulating, and challenging material that prepares and equips users for real on-the-job situations. With its use of the case study model, state-of-the-art scans, algorithms, protocols, and the inclusion of areas above and beyond the DOT protocols, this new, 9th edition ofPrehospital Emergency Careprepares users for success. The assessment and emergency care sections provide the most up-to-date strategies for providing competent care; and the enrichment sections further enhance readers' ability to assess and manage ill and injured patients in prehospital environments. Topics covered include an excellent introductory section that contains an overview of the human body, baseline vital signs, history taking, and ethical and legal issues. Subsequent chapters cover the airway; patient assessment; medical, behavioral, and obstetrics/gynecology; trauma; infants and children; operations; and advanced airway management.An excellent reference resource for emergency medical technicians.

Author Bio

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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Detailed Contents
Assessment Summaries/Emergency Care Protocols/Algorithms/Drug Profiles
Photo Scans
Letter to Students
About the Authors
Guide to Key Features
Module 1 Preparatory
Ch. 1 Introduction to Emergency Medical Care 1
Ch. 2 The Well-Being of the EMT-Basic 12
Ch. 3 Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues 29
Ch. 4 The Human Body 40
Ch. 5 Baseline Vital Sings and History Taking 72
Ch. 6 Preparing to Lift and Move Patients 86
Module 2 Airway
Ch. 7 Airway Management, Ventilation, and Oxygen Therapy 95
Module 3 Patient Assessment
Ch. 8 Scene Size-up 142
Ch. 9 Patient Assessment 160
Ch. 10 Assessment of Geriatric Patients 238
Ch. 11 Communication 258
Ch. 12 Documentation 270
Module 4 Medical, Behavioral, and Obstetrics/Gynecology
Ch. 13 General Pharmacology 283
Ch. 14 Respiratory Emergencies 294
Ch. 15 Cardiac Emergencies 323
Ch. 16 Automated External Defibrillation 348
Ch. 17 Altered Mental Status and Diabetic Emergencies 369
Ch. 18 Acute Stroke: Altered Speech, Sensory Function, Motor Function, or Mental Status 393
Ch. 19 Seizures and Syncope 409
Ch. 20 Allergic Reaction 422
Ch. 21 Poisoning Emergencies 438
Ch. 22 Drug and Alcohol Emergencies 462
Ch. 23 Acute Abdominal Pain 478
Ch. 24 Environmental Emergencies 493
Ch. 25 Submersion, Drowning, and Diving Emergencies 525
Ch. 26 Behavioral Emergencies 543
Ch. 27 Obstetric and Gynecological Emergencies 559
Module 5 Trauma
Ch. 28 Mechanisms of Injury: Kinetics of Trauma 590
Ch. 29 Bleeding and Shock 608
Ch. 30 Soft Tissue Injuries 632
Ch. 31 Burn Emergencies 655
Ch. 32 Musculoskeletal Injuries 675
Ch. 33 Injuries to the Head 700
Ch. 34 Injuries to the Spine 717
Ch. 35 Eye, Face, and Neck Injuries 756
Ch. 36 Chest, Abdomen, and Genitalia Injuries 777
Ch. 37 Agricultural and Industrial Emergencies 805
Module 6 Infants and Children
Ch. 38 Infants and Children 816
Module 7 Operations
Ch. 39 Moving Patients 863
Ch. 40 Ambulance Operations 881
Ch. 41 Gaining Access and Extrication 903
Ch. 42 Hazardous Materials Emergencies 917
Ch. 43 Multiple-Casualty Incidents 936
Ch. 44 EMS Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction 952
Module 8 Advanced Airway Elective
Ch. 45 Advanced Airway Management 969
App. 1 Basic Life Support
App. 2 National Registry Skill Sheets

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