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Essentials of Paramedic Care

Essentials of Paramedic Care - 03 edition

Essentials of Paramedic Care - 03 edition

ISBN13: 9780130987921

ISBN10: 0130987921

Essentials of Paramedic Care by Bryan E. Bledsoe, Robert S. Porter and Richard Cherry - ISBN 9780130987921
Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Robert J.Brady Co.
International: No
Essentials of Paramedic Care by Bryan E. Bledsoe, Robert S. Porter and Richard Cherry - ISBN 9780130987921

ISBN13: 9780130987921

ISBN10: 0130987921

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 03

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For paramedic refresher courses, bridge programs for experienced paramedics transitioning to the new DOT curriculum, and abbreviated initial education.

The most student-friendly, accurate single-volume text available today, Essentials of Paramedic Care is an abridged version of the best-selling paramedic series Paramedic Care: Principles and Practice. Organized in 5 comprehensive divisions, it completely covers all aspects of the 1998 USDOT EMT Paramedic: National Standard Curriculum.

Features :

  • Student-friendly--Easy to read and understand.
  • Helps students better understand the material and prepare for exams.
  • Full coverage of the DOT curriculum.
  • Enables students to prepare not only for their exams but also to be excellent care providers in any emergency situation.
  • CourseCompass Course--Online resource.
  • Provides students with tools for improved learning. Gives instructors a wealth of course management tools to save them time and effort.
  • Companion Website--Online study guide.
  • Provides students with the additional practice they need to succeed on their exams.
  • Extensive pedagogy--Contains chapter objectives, marginal definitions of new key terms, Key Ideas notes, procedures, content reviews, chapter summaries, and a glossary.
  • Provides students with helpful support information for the text.
  • Full teaching/learning package--Including student workbook, instructors resource manual and more.

Author Bio

Bledsoe, Bryan E. :

Porter, Robert S. :

Cherry, Richard : SUNY Syracuse

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


1. Introduction to Advanced Prehospital Care.
2. Medical/Legal Aspects of Advanced Prehospital Care.
3. Anatomy and Physiology.
4. General Principles of Pathophysiology.
5. Life-Span Development.
6. General Principles of Pharmacology.
7. Medication Administration.
8. Airway Management and Ventilation.
9. Therapeutic Communications.


10. History Taking.
11. Physical Exam Techniques.
12. Patient Assessment in the Field.
13. Clinical Decision Making.
14. Communications.
15. Documentation.


16. Trauma and Trauma Systems.
17. Blunt Trauma.
18. Penetrating Trauma.
19. Hemorrhage and Shock.
20. Soft-Tissue Trauma.
21. Burns.
22. Musculoskeletal Trauma.
23. Head, Facial, and Neck Trauma.
24. Spinal Trauma.
25. Thoracic Trauma.
26. Abdominal Trauma.


27. Pulmonary.
28. Cardiology.
29. Neurology.
30. Endocrinology.
31. Allergies and Anaphylaxis.
32. Gastroenterology.
33. Urology and Nephrology.
34. Toxicology and Substance Abuse.
35. Hematology.
36. Environmental Emergencies.
37. Infectious Disease.
38. Psychiatric and Behavioral Disorders.
39. Gynecology.
40. Obstetrics.


41. Neonatology.
42. Pediatrics.
43. Geriatric Emergencies.
44. Abuse and Assault.
45. The Challenged Patient.
46. Acute Interventions for the Chronic-Care Patient.
47. Assessment-Based Management.
48. Operations.

Further Reading.

Other Editions of Essentials of Paramedic Care

Essentials of Paramedic Care - With 2 CDs by Bryan E. Bledsoe, Robert Porter and Richard Cherry - ISBN 9780131711631