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Prehospital Emergency Care eBook, 11th Edition

Joseph J. Mistovich
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Prehospital Emergency Care eBook, 11th Edition

By Joseph J. Mistovich, Keith J. Karren
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Author
Joseph J. Mistovich
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Edition
11th
ISBN
9780134704579
Published Date
16/12/2017

For courses in Prehospital Emergency Care.

The most complete resource for EMT training

Comprehensive in scope and student-friendly, Prehospital Emergency Care conveys the “WHY” behind the signs and symptoms students observe and the services they provide. Through a solid foundation of pathophysiology, students will learn to quickly identify immediate life threats and deliver excellent emergency care.

The 11th Edition continues to meet and exceed the National EMS Education Standards. It has been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest and best practices for emergency medical services in the US, including conforming to the latest American Heart Association guidelines. Spine motion restriction, naloxone administration, sepsis, stroke screening tools, human trafficking, active shooter, domestic violence, and clinical decision-making with regard to oxygen administration are just a few of the updates readers will discover in this hallmark text.

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Features
Supports on-the-job skills with step-by-step instructions and other practical tips, tools, and guides 
  • “Assessment Tips” and “Assessment Summaries” offer clinical insights needed to accurately evaluate medical conditions and link findings to conditions.
  • “Pathophysiology Pearls” explain the causes of medical conditions and injuries so EMTs can best assess signs and symptoms and make the right decisions for each patient.
  • “Case Study” and “Case Study Follow-Up” emphasise key concepts from the chapter, provide a link between the text and real-life situations, and deliver accompanying pathophysiology notes that explain the “why” of signs, symptoms, and recommended emergency care.
  • “Drug Profiles” give specifications for common medications, including medication name, indications, contraindications, medication form, dosage, administration, actions, side effects, and reassessment protocols.
  • “EMT Skills” and “Emergency Care Protocols” provide step-by-step procedures to help EMTs deliver safe, effective emergency care based on proven methods. 
  • “Emergency Care Algorithms” visually depict procedural steps, further illuminating care and assessment processes.
  • “Critical Findings” throughout Chapter 13 (“Patient Assessment”) explain conditions, signs, and symptoms to expect at every step of the assessment, what might be causing them, and how to address them.

Reflects the latest and best medical knowledge and practices in emergency medical services

  • UPDATED! Course of treatment for spinal trauma has been revised to emphasise spine motion restriction rather than immobilisation whenever possible spinal (column or cord) injury is suspected.
  • UPDATED! Latest American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines inform strategies for providing excellent patient care.
  • UPDATED! Vital signs values throughout the text have been revised to reflect guidelines of the AHA and American Academy of Pediatrics. 
  • UPDATED! Recommendations for oxygen administration in medical patients and trauma patients have been revised to reflect standards of the AHA and the American College of Surgeons.
  • NEW! Extensive new section on sepsis and the cause of septic shock now appear in Chapter 15, “Shock & Resuscitation.”
  • NEW! Pharmacology coverage has been added. Topics covered include naloxone, manual administration of epinephrine, and cautions regarding the administration of oxygen.
  • EXPANDED! “Respiratory Emergencies” chapter has been expanded with information on breathing distress (respiratory distress/failure/arrest), obstructive pulmonary disease (asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis), and pulmonary embolism, pulmonary edema, and cystic fibrosis.
  • UPDATED! Altered mental status coverage has been greatly expanded to include AHA’s Stroke Chain of Survival, FAST mnemonic, TIA, cryptogenic stroke, and signs and symptoms associated with anterior circulation stroke and posterior circulation stroke.

Offers a wealth of study aids to help students master the material and pass exams

  • Objectives inform chapter-by-chapter content and meet National EMS Education Standards and instructional guidelines.
  • Key terms appear at the start of each chapter (with page references), in bold type within the chapter, and in the end-of-book glossary. 
  • NEW! Photos and illustrations have been added throughout the book.
Table of contents
  • PART 1: PREPARATORY AND PUBLIC HEALTH
  • 1. Emergency Medical Care Systems, Research, and Public Health
  • 2. Workforce Safety and Wellness of the EMT
  • 3. Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues
  • 4. Documentation
  • 5. Communication
  • 6. Lifting and Moving Patients 
  • PART 2: ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY, AND MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
  • 7. Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology 
  • PART 3: PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
  • 8. Pathophysiology 
  • PART 4: SPAN DEVELOPMENT
  • 9. Life Span Development 
  • PART 5: AIRWAY MANAGEMENT, ARTIFICIAL VENTILATION, AND OXYGENATION
  • 10. Airway Management, Artificial Ventilation, and Oxygenation 
  • PART 6: ASSESSMENT
  • 11. Vital Signs, Monitoring Devices, and History Taking 
  • 12. Scene Size-Up 
  • 13. Patient Assessment 
  • PART 7: GENERAL PHARMACOLOGY AND MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION
  • 14. General Pharmacology and Medication Administration 
  • PART 8: SHOCK AND RESUSCITATION 
  • 15. Shock and Resuscitation 
  • PART 9: MEDICINE 
  • 16. Respiratory Emergencies 
  • 17. Cardiovascular Emergencies 
  • 18. Altered Mental Status, Stroke, and Headache 
  • 19. Seizures and Syncope 
  • 20. Acute Diabetic Emergencies 
  • 21. Allergic and Anaphylactic Reactions 
  • 22. Toxicologic Emergencies 
  • 23. Abdominal, Hematologic, Gynecologic, Genitourinary, and Renal Emergencies 
  • 24. Environmental Emergencies 
  • 25. Submersion Incidents: Drowning and Diving Emergencies 
  • 26. Psychiatric Emergencies 
  • PART 10: TRAUMA 
  • 27. Trauma Overview: The Trauma Patient and the Trauma System 
  • 28. Bleeding and Soft Tissue Trauma 
  • 29. Burns 
  • 30. Musculoskeletal Trauma and Nontraumatic Fractures 
  • 31. Head Trauma 
  • 32. Spinal Trauma and Spine Motion Restriction 
  • 33. Eye, Face, and Neck Trauma 
  • 34. Chest Trauma 
  • 35. Abdominal and Genitourinary Trauma 
  • 36. Multisystem Trauma and Trauma in Special Patient Populations 
  • PART 11: SPECIAL PATIENT POPULATIONS
  • 37. Obstetrics and Care of the Newborn
  • 38. Pediatrics 
  • 39. Geriatrics 
  • 40. Patients with Special Challenges
  • 41. The Combat Veteran 
  • PART 12: EMS OPERATIONS 
  • 42. Ambulance Operations and Air Medical Response 
  • 43. Gaining Access and Patient Extrication 
  • 44. Hazardous Materials 
  • 45. Multiple-Casualty Incidents and Incident Management 
  • 46. EMS Response to Terrorist Incidents
  • Appendices 
  • 1. ALS-Assist Skills
  • 2. Advanced Airway Management
  • 3. Agricultural and Industrial Emergencies