EMTs are often the first licensed EMS personnel to arrive on the scene of an emergency, size up the situation, and provide emergency care and transportation. They practice in a wide diversity of settings - EMTs are everywhere in our community, many of them performing their EMT duties as well as their regular jobs. These providers demonstrate pride and dedication in their role on the frontline of emergency care in this country. Barbara Aehlert wrote this text with great depth and clarity. Her easy-to-read writing style conveys a wealth of information that is essential for the student to grasp key concepts needed to become a competent EMT. Students who use this book can feel confident that they have learned accurate, up-to-date, and complete information so that they can face emergencies and provide essential emergency care in their practice setting, whatever the emergency is and wherever it occurs.
Table of Contents
Module 1: Preparatory Chapter 1: EMS Systems and Research Chapter 2: Workforce Safety and Wellness Chapter 3: Legal and Ethical Issues and Documentation Chapter 4: EMS System Communication Chapter 5: Medical Terminology Module 2: Function and Development of the Human Body Chapter 6: The Human Body Chapter 7: Pathophysiology Chapter 8: Lifespan Development Module 3: Pharmacology Chapter 9: Principles of Pharmacology Chapter 10: Medication Administration Chapter 11: Emergency Medications Module 4: Airway Management, Respiration, and Ventilation Chapter 12: Airway Management Chapter 13: Respiration Chapter 14: Ventilation Module 5: Patient Assessment Chapter 15: Therapeutic Communications and History Taking Chapter 16: Scene Size-up Chapter17: Patient Assessment Module 6: Medical Emergencies Chapter 18: Medical Overview Chapter 19: Neurological Disorders Chapter 20: Endocrine Disorders Chapter 21: Respiratory Disorders Chapter 22: Cardiovascular Disorders Chapter 23: Abdominal and Gastrointestinal Disorders Chapter 24: Genitourinary/Renal Disorders Chapter 25: Gynecological Emergencies Chapter 26: Nontraumatic Musculoskeletal Disorders Chapter 27: Immunology Chapter 28: Toxicology Chapter 29: Psychiatric Disorders Chapter 30: Diseases of the Nose Chapter 31: Hematological Disorders Module 7: Shock Chapter 32: Shock Module 8: Trauma Chapter 33: Trauma Overview Chapter 34: Bleeding and Soft Tissue Trauma Chapter 35: Chest Trauma Chapter 36: Abdominal and Genitourinary Trauma Chapter 37: Orthopedic Trauma Chapter 38: Head, Face, Neck, and Spine Trauma Chapter 39: Special Considerations in Trauma Chapter 40: Environmental Trauma Chapter 41: Multisystem Trauma Module 9: Special Patient Populations Chapter 42: Obstetrics Chapter 43: Neonatal Care Chapter 44: Pediatrics Chapter 45: Older Adults Chapter 46: Patients with Special Challenges Module 10: EMS Operations Chapter 47: Principles of Emergency Response and Transportation Chapter 48: Incident Management Chapter 49: Multiple Casualty Incidents Chapter 50: Air Medical Transport Chapter 51: Vehicle Extrication Chapter 52: Hazardous Materials Awareness Chapter 53: Terrorism and Disaster Response Appendices Appendix A: CPR Appendix B: Rural and Frontier EMS Glossary Index
Barbara Aehlert is the President of Southwest EMS Education, Inc. in Phoenix, Arizona, and Pursley, Texas. She has been a registered nurse for more than 30 years, with clinical experience in medical/surgical and critical care nursing and, for the past 23 years, in prehospital education. Barbara is an active CPR, First Aid, ACLS, and PALS instructor. She is the Director of Field Training for Southwest Ambulance in Mesa, Arizona, and an active member of the Pursley, Texas, Volunteer Fire Department.