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EMR Complete

A Worktext



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EMR Complete: A Worktext by Daniel J. Limmer, EMT-P
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EMR Complete: A Worktext is Bradyâ s first EMR offering that meets the National EMS Education Standards. This worktext is a combination text/workbook that reinforces student learning by enabling students to instantly apply knowledge throughout a chapter, not just at the end. In addition to the worktext format of the book, several pedagogical components have been integrated to ensure optimal student learning, including: a Navigation Guide, Objectives, Key Terms, Media Resources, â Stop, Review, Rememberâ exercises, and â Big Pictureâ scene illustrations. Review, Practice Examinations, Critical Thinking sections, and Case Studies reinforce key concepts and require the student to apply what they have learned, making this a true worktext. The knowledge and skills presented in this text maintain the perspective of the most important person in the EMS Systemâ the one who arrives first.

Table of Contents

SECTION 1 PREPARATORY * Introduction to EMS Systems * EMR Safety and Wellness * Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues * Medical Terminology * Anatomy and Physiology * Lifespan Development Section Review SECTION 2 AIRWAY AND CARDIAC RESUSCITATION * Airway * Cardiac Resuscitation and Defibrillation Section Review SECTION 3 PATIENT ASSESSMENT * Patient Assessment: Scene Size-up * Patient Assessment: Primary Survey * Patient Assessment: History and Vital Signs * Patient Assessment: Secondary Assessment * Communication and Documentation Section Review SECTION 4 MEDICAL EMERGENCIES * Cardiac and Respiratory Emergencies * Altered Mental Status * Medical Emergencies Section Review SECTION 5 TRAUMA * Overview of Trauma and Trauma Systems * Bleeding and Shock * Chest and Abdominal Emergencies * Soft Tissue Injuries * Injuries to the Head and Spine * Musculoskeletal Injuries * Environmental Emergencies Section Review SECTION 6 SPECIAL PATIENT POPULATIONS * Obstetrics and Neonatal Care * Pediatric Emergencies * Geriatric Patients * Special Populations and Situations Section Review SECTION 7 OPERATIONS * Operations * Incident Management * Special Operations * Terrorism and Natural Disasters

Author Biography

Daniel Limmer, EMT-P, has been involved in EMS for 31 years. He is active as a paramedic with Kennebunk Fire-Rescue in Kennebunk, Maine. A passionate educator, Dan teaches basic, advanced, and continuing education EMS courses throughout Maine. He previously taught at the George Washington University in Washington, DC, where he coordinated international EMS education programs, and at the Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, New York. He is a charter member of the National Association of EMS Educators.

            Dan has also been involved in law enforcement, serving both as a dispatcher and police officer in Colonie, New York. Dan received several awards and honors in law enforcement including the distinguished service award (officer of the year), life saving award, and three command recognition awards. He served in the communications, patrol, juvenile, narcotics, and training units in the police department. Dan retired from police work in New York but remains active as a police officer on a part-time basis in Maine.

            In addition to authoring numerous EMS journal articles, Dan has co-authored numerous EMS texts including Emergency Care, First Responderâ A Skills Approach, EMT Complete: A Basic Worktext, Advanced Medical Life Support, and theActive Learning Manual for EMTs.

Release date Australia
January 6th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
Prentice Hall
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