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First Responder - With CD

First Responder - With CD - 7th edition

First Responder - With CD - 7th edition

ISBN13: 9780131089907

ISBN10: 0131089900

First Responder - With CD by J. David Bergeron, Gloria Bizjak, George W. Krause and Chris Le Baudour - ISBN 9780131089907
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 7TH 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
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International: No
First Responder - With CD by J. David Bergeron, Gloria Bizjak, George W. Krause and Chris Le Baudour - ISBN 9780131089907

ISBN13: 9780131089907

ISBN10: 0131089900

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 7TH 05

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Summary

For First Responder-level training courses.

This text is the foundation for the First Responder curriculum designed to provide students 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 text provides appropriate details on emergency care procedures, skill steps and application methods.

Features

  • NEW-Updated content throughout.
  • Reflects the most recent changes and recommendations to the AHA CPR training standards.
  • NEW-New chapter on triage and MCI-Chapter 15.
  • NEW-More photos.
  • Depicts current and refined examples of what to do.
  • NEW-Updated flow of care diagrams.
  • Provides yet another visual example of how care should flow.
  • NEW-New appendix on the First Responders approach to incidents involving Weapons of Mass Destruction.
  • Enlightens students on the FR response to terrorist events.
  • National objectives.
  • Provides students with standards of care as defined by the D.O.T. curriculum.
  • Up-to-date skills list.
  • Provides students with a current, more specific standard of skills.
  • Flow diagrams-Outline the steps of assessment, care, and decision making.
  • Enables students to design their own flow diagrams for other emergencies, use them for review, and apply the steps quickly as they practice skills procedures during training-and use them on actual emergency care situations.
  • Scan sheets.
  • Provides students with a step-by-step approach to patient assessment and care.
  • Learning Tasks.
  • Identifies essential objectives above and beyond the DOT.
  • Chapter summaries.
  • Enables students to evaluate their understanding of the material.

New To This Edition

  • Updated content throughout.
  • Reflects the most recent changes and recommendations to the AHA CPR training standards.
  • New chapter on triage and MCI--Chapter 15.
  • More photos.
  • Depicts current and refined examples of what to do.
  • Updated flow of care diagrams.
  • Provides yet another visual example of how care should flow.
  • New appendix on the First Responders approach to incidents involving Weapons of Mass Destruction.
  • Enlightens students on the FR response to terrorist events.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

I. PREPARATORY.

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


II. AIRWAY.

6. Airway Management.

III. PATIENT ASSESSMENT.

7. Assessment of the Patient.

IV. CIRCULATION.

8. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).

V. ILLNESS AND INJURY.

9. Medical Emergencies.
10. Bleeding, Shock, and Soft-Tissue Injuries.
11. Muscle and Bone Injuries.

VI. CHILDBIRTH AND CHILDREN.

12. Childbirth.
13. Infants and Children.

VII. EMS OPERATIONS.

14. Gaining Access and Hazards on the Scene.

APPENDICES.

Appendix 1: Determining Blood Pressure.
Appendix 2: Breathing Aids and Oxygen Therapy.
Appendix 3: Pharmacology.
Appendix 4: Swimming and Diving Accidents.
Appendix 5: Response to Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction.
Appendix 6: First Responder Roles and Responsibilities.

Atlas of Injuries.
Glossary.
Index.