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Paramedic: Pathophysiology

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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Part of the AAOS Paramedic Series, this title complements Paramedic: Anatomy and Physiology. Intended to be used primarily in pathophysiology courses that are designed to be a pre- or co-requisite for the US DOT EMT-Paramedic program, this book is also useful as adjunct to recertification, either by continuing education or actual class time, of the thousands of paramedics who were previously trained under the 1985 or earlier paramedic curricula.

Paramedic: Pathophysiology covers the relevant issues of pathophysiology as they relate to the field practice of the paramedic. The specific objectives that are identified in the DOT curriculum are clearly listed at the beginning of every chapter, and additional non-curriculum objectives have been added where appropriate to allow comprehensive coverage of the material. The authors have endeavored to keep the text stimulating and informative without entering the realm of esoteric materials. Quality figures and tables enrich the text and help further the reader's understanding.

Features & Benefits
  • Objectives-Listed at the beginning of each chapter.
  • Progressive Case Studies-Each chapter opens with a case study that introduces a patient and a scenario. Subsequent case study sections follow that patient to delivery at the emergency department. Each case gets progressively more detailed as new material is presented to the reader. Answers and rationales for the case study appear in the end of chapter section.
  • Vital Vocabulary-New terminology introduced in each chapter is defined at first use in the chapter and set in boldface, underlined type. The complete listing of terms appears at the end of each chapter.
  • Physiology Tips-This feature moves the core concepts of each chapter into practice.
  • Paramedic Safety Tips-This feature provides advice on how the paramedic can stay safe in the field.
  • Special Needs Tips-This feature provides advice on how to manage patients in specific categories, such as geriatric or pediatric, who require special consideration in treatment.
  • Medication Tips-This feature provides insight into the role of specific drugs that may have a particular effect on the patient whose pathologic condition is being discussed in that section.
  • Full-color illustrations-Highly descriptive images that enable the paramedic to clearly visualize the finer points of human pathophysiology.
  • Chapter Summary-Reviews key points of the chapter.

Chapter 1:  Pathophysiology: What, Why, and How It Is Important to the Paramedic
Chapter 2:  Cells and Tissues
Chapter 3:  Cell and Tissue Injury
Chapter 4:  The Cellular Environment
Chapter 5:  Genetics and Familial Diseases
Chapter 6:  Hypoperfusion
Chapter 7:  Self-Defense Mechanisms
Chapter 8:  Inflammation
Chapter 9:  Variances in Immunity and Inflammation
Chapter 10:  Stress and Disease

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

 Bob Elling, MPA, EMT-P Kirsten M. Elling, BS, REMT-P Mikel A. Rothenberg, MD, Formerly Emergency Care Educator, North Olmsted, Ohio, Professor of Emergency Medical Services, American College of Prehospital Medicine, Navarre, Florida

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