Emergency Medical Responder: First on Scene eBook, 11th Edition

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Emergency Medical Responder: First on Scene eBook, 11th Edition

By Chris Le Baudour, David Bergeron
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For courses in emergency medical responder programs.

Help students think like EMRs
The leader in the field, Emergency Medical Responder: First on Scene provides clear, first responder¿–level training for fire service, emergency, law enforcement, military, civil, and industrial personnel. The text is based on the new National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards for Emergency Medical Responders and includes the 2017 Focused Updates from the American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid. The fully updated 11th edition covers new topics recently introduced into emergency medical responder programs.

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Fundamental EMR skills and knowledge

  • The most up-to-date evidence-based medical practices are covered in each chapter, with an emphasis on the “why” of patient presentation.
  • Step-by-step skills are presented in 90 photo scans, giving the reader a quick reference resource.
  • New - New blood pressure guidelines from the American Hospital Association are included in Chapter 12, “Obtaining a Medical History and Vital Signs.”

New medical and administrative topics of the 11th edition

  • New - New topics in Chapter 3, “Wellness and Safety of the Emergency Medical Responder,” include Zika and Ebola, the new Hepatitis B vaccine for adults,and hospice care for patients with terminal illnesses.
  • New - New topics in Chapter 8, “Principles of Effective Documentation,” include HIPAA privacy concerns, error correction on electronic and paper PCRs, and the use of smartphone apps for patient documentation.
  • New - New topics in Chapter 15, “Caring for Respiratory Emergencies,” includes new content on trauma-related respiratory compromise, pulmonary edema, pneumonia, and agonal respirations.

Critical-thinking opportunities

  • Enhanced - First on Scene scenarios woven throughout each chapter have been enhanced. They place students in real-life emergency scenarios, offering a perspective unavailable with any other training resource.
  • First on Scene Run Review feature at the end of each chapter includes critical-thinking questions related to the First on Scene scenario and asks students to consider how they might have reacted differently.
  • Revised - Quick Quizzes at the end of each chapter have been revised to better assess the cognitive objectives. They include multiple-choice questions tied to DOT objectives as well as additional learning tasks.
Table of contents
  • 1. Introduction to EMS Systems
  • 2. Legal and Ethical Principles of Emergency Care
  • 3. Wellness and Safety of the Emergency Medical Responder
  • 4. Introduction to Medical Terminology, Human Anatomy, and Lifespan Development
  • 5. Introduction to Pathophysiology
  • 6. Principles of Lifting, Moving, and Positioning of Patients
  • 7. Principles of Effective Communication
  • 8. Principles of Effective Documentation
  • 9. Principles of Airway Management and Ventilation
  • 10. Principles of Oxygen Therapy
  • 11. Principles of Resuscitation
  • 12. Obtaining a Medical History and Vital Signs
  • 13. Principles of Patient Assessment
  • 14. Caring for Cardiac Emergencies
  • 15. Caring for Respiratory Emergencies
  • 16. Caring for Common Medical Emergencies
  • 17. Caring for Environmental Emergencies
  • 18. Caring for Soft-Tissue Injuries and Bleeding
  • 19. Recognition and Care of Shock
  • 20. Caring for Muscle and Bone Injuries
  • 21. Caring for Head and Spinal Injuries
  • 22. Caring for Chest and Abdominal Emergencies
  • 23. Care During Pregnancy and Childbirth
  • 24. Caring for Infants and Children
  • 25. Special Considerations for the Geriatric Patient
  • 26. Introduction to EMS Operations and Hazardous Response
  • 27. Introduction to Multiple-Casualty Incidents, the Incident Command System, and Triage
  • Appendices
  • 1. Patient Monitoring Devices
  • 2. Principles of Pharmacology
  • 3. Air Medical Transport Operations
  • 4. Introduction to Terrorism Response and Weapons of Mass Destruction