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Nancy Caroline's Emergency Care in the Streets (US EDITION)

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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 

Nancy Caroline's Emergency Care in the Streets, Seventh Edition is the next step in the evolution of the premier paramedic education program. This legendary paramedic textbook was first developed by Dr. Nancy Caroline in the early 1970s and transformed paramedic education. Today, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is proud to continue this legacy and set the new gold standard for the paramedics of tomorrow.

The Seventh Edition reflects the collective experience of its top-flight author team and decades of street wisdom. This fully updated edition covers every competency statement of the National EMS Education Standards for paramedics with clarity and precision in a concise format that ensures student comprehension and encourages critical thinking. This edition emphasizes the ideal that becoming a paramedic is a continual pursuit of growth and excellence throughout an entire career. Concepts of team leadership and professionalism are woven throughout the chapters, challenging students to become more compassionate, conscientious health care professionals as well as superior clinicians. 

Table of Contents

Section  1  Preparatory
   Chapter  1  EMS Systems
   Chapter  2  Workforce Safety and Wellness
   Chapter  3  Public Health
   Chapter  4  Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues
   Chapter  5  Communications
   Chapter  6  Documentation

Section  2  The Human Body and Human Systems
   Chapter  7  Anatomy and Physiology
   Chapter  8  Pathophysiology
   Chapter  9  Life Span Development

Section  3  Pharmacology
   Chapter  10  Principles of Pharmacology
   Chapter  11  Medication Administration
   Chapter  12  Medication Formulary

Section  4  Patient Assessment
   Chapter  13  Patient Assessment
   Chapter  14  Critical Thinking and Clinical Decision Making

Section  5  Airway Management
   Chapter  15  Airway Management and Ventilation

Section  6  Medical
   Chapter  16  Respiratory Emergencies
   Chapter  17  Cardiovascular Emergencies
   Chapter  18  Neurologic Emergencies
   Chapter  19  Diseases of the Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat
   Chapter  20  Abdominal and Gastrointestinal Emergencies
   Chapter  21  Genitourinary and Renal Emergencies
   Chapter  22  Gynecologic Emergencies
   Chapter  23  Endocrine Emergencies
   Chapter  24  Hematologic Emergencies
   Chapter  25  Immunologic Emergencies
   Chapter  26  Infectious Diseases
   Chapter  27  Toxicology
   Chapter  28  Psychiatric Emergencies

Section  7  Trauma

   Chapter  29  Trauma Systems and Mechanism of Injury
   Chapter  30  Bleeding
   Chapter  31  Soft-Tissue Trauma
   Chapter  32  Burns
   Chapter  33  Face and Neck Trauma
   Chapter  34  Head and Spine Trauma
   Chapter  35  Chest Trauma
   Chapter  36  Abdominal and Genitourinary Trauma
   Chapter  37  Orthopaedic Trauma
   Chapter  38  Environmental Trauma

Section  8  Shock and Resuscitation

   Chapter  39  Responding to the Field Code
   Chapter  40  Management and Resuscitation of the Critical Patient

Section  9  Special Patient Populations
   Chapter  41  Obstetrics
   Chapter  42  Neonatal Care
   Chapter  43  Pediatric Emergencies
   Chapter  44  Geriatric Emergencies
   Chapter  45  Patients With Special Challenges

Section  10  Operations

   Chapter  46  Transport Operations
   Chapter  47  Incident Management and Multiple-Casualty Incidents
   Chapter  48  Vehicle Extrication and Special Rescue
   Chapter  49  Hazardous Materials
   Chapter  50  Terrorism
   Chapter  51  Disaster Response
   Chapter  52  Crime Scene Awareness 

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