For courses in Prehospital Emergency Care.
Prehospital Emergency Care 9e, meets the National EMS Education Standards. The most complete resource for EMT-B training, this best-selling, student-friendly book contains clear, step-by-step explanations with comprehensive, stimulating, and challenging material that prepares and equips users for real on-the-job situations. With its use of the case study model, state-of-the-art scans, algorithms, protocols, and the inclusion of areas above and beyond the DOT protocols, this new, 9th edition of Prehospital Emergency Care prepares students for success. The assessment and emergency care sections provide the most up-to-date strategies for providing competent care; and the enrichment sections further enhance student's ability to assess and manage ill and injured patients in prehospital environments. Topics covered include an excellent introductory section that contains an overview of the human body, baseline vital signs, history taking, and ethical and legal issues. Subsequent chapters cover the airway; patient assessment; medical, behavioral, and obstetrics/gynecology; trauma; infants and children; operations; and advanced airway management.
The ninth edition of Prehospital Emergency Care
is our first EMT offering that meets the National EMS Education Standards.
This toolbox helps students navigate through the chapter materials. Placed at the beginning of each chapter, the Navigation Guide refers readers to the Education Standard, Competency, and Chapter Objectives, as well as to Key Terms, Media Resources, and the Chapter Case Study. These elements provide a foundation for learning chapter content.
References appear as close as possible to specific content being addressed.
Refers students to www.bradybooks.com to access a new resource–mybradykit–a onestop shop for online chapter support materials. Includes specific references to animations, videos, weblinks, and much more.
Asks students to think critically and thoughtfully, while applying their new knowledge.
These emphasize the text’s core concepts.
Objectives form the basis of each chapter and were developed around the Education Standards and Instructional Guidelines.
Key TermsPage numbers are included to identify where each key term first appears in the chapter.
Media exercises for weblinks, animations, and videos related to chapter content can be found under mykit for this book at www.bradybooks.com.
Case Study and Follow-Up
Located at the end of the chapter Navigation Guide, a Case Study draws students into the subject and creates a link between the text and real-life situations and experiences. The Case Study Follow-Up at the end of each chapter emphasizes key concepts learned and in-depth resolution.
Clinical insights that EMTs often learn over time. These enable the EMT to more accurately conduct an assessment and interpret the findings.
Understanding Body Processes
This feature highlights the body processes that cause the conditions found by EMTs, creating the in-depth understanding that helps providers make the right decisions for patients.
Provide medication name, indications, contraindications, medication form, dosage, administration, actions, side effects, and reassessment on medications commonly administered by EMTs.
Emergency Care Algorithm
Emergency Care Algorithms are graphic pathways that visually summarize assessment and care steps for students.
Now all located at the end of each chapter, EMT Skills present key information and step-by-step procedures for easy reference.