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Emergency First Responder, Making the Difference, Second Edition

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    ISBN: 9781284033069
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    Second Edition
    ISBN: 9781284033069

Will Chapleau, EMT-P, RN, TNS

With real-world case scenarios, tips for working with other members of the emergency response team, and much more, Emergency First Responder: Making the Difference, Second Edition offers essential coverage of the information you need for success in the field. This one-of-a-kind text is designed for the 40 to 60 hour course length and covers both the objectives in the National Standard Curriculum (NSC) for the First Responder and the new National Education Standards.

Features & Benefits

Find the key information you need for emergency medical response:
  • Caution! boxes provide tips and precautions for emergency first responders.
  • Illustrated step-by-step skill sheets offer easy-to-follow instructions for performing the basic interventions required for certification.
  • Nuts & Bolts sections at the end of each chapter include Critical Points, Learning Checklists, Key Terms, and a listing of the relevant NSC objectives.
  • NEW! Chapter on Environmental Emergencies highlights those situations most encountered by an emergency first responder in the outdoors.
  • NEW! Documentation and Communications chapter details EMS communications, the essentials of documenting patient care, and therapeutic communication as it relates to cultural variations.
  • EXPANDED coverage of response to man-made and natural disasters as well as NEW content on eye irrigation, alcohol and drug crises, nerve agent poisonings, and rural and industrial accidents prepares you to respond to any situation.
  • NEW! Companion DVD features skills videos and dynamic medical animations.
  • Much, much more!
Table of Contents
Chapter 1  Introduction to EMS Systems
Chapter 2  Well-Being of the Emergency First Responder
Chapter 3  Legal and Ethical Issues
Chapter 4  Documentation and Communications
Chapter 5  The Human Body
Chapter 6  Lifting and Moving Patients
Chapter 7  Airway Management and Ventilation 
Chapter 8  Patient Assessment 
Chapter 9  Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and AED
Chapter 10  Medical Emergencies
Chapter 11  Bleeding, Soft Tissue Wounds and Shock Management
Chapter 12  Musculoskeletal Injuries
Chapter 13  Childbirth
Chapter 14  Infants and Children
Chapter 15  Operations and Disaster Response
Chapter 16  Environmental Emergencies
Chapter 17  Special Populations
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