This one-of-a-kind text covers both the objectives in the National Standard Curriculum for the First Responder and the new National Education Standards in the recommended course length of 40-60 hours. Real-world case scenarios provide students with true-to-life experiences, while Team Work boxes focus on the key points needed to work effectively with other emergency responders.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to EMS Systems 2. Well-Being of the First Responder 3. Legal and Ethical Issues 4. Documentation and Communications - NEW! 5. The Human Body 6. Lifting and Moving Patients 7. Airway Management and Ventilation 8. Patient Assessment 9. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and AED 10. Medical Emergencies 11. Bleeding, Soft Tissue Wounds, and Shock Management 12. Musculoskeletal Injuries 13. Childbirth 14. Infants and Children 15. Operations 16. Environmental Emergencies - NEW! 17. Special Populations