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Titel:   Emergency Medical Responder:First on Scene
Reihe:   Prentice Hall
Autor:   Chris Le Baudour / J. David Bergeron / Gloria Bizjak / Keith Wesley
Verlag:   Prentice Hall
Einband:   Softcover
Auflage:   9
Sprache:   Englisch
Seiten:   672
Erschienen:   Juli 2011
ISBN13:   9780135125700
ISBN10:   0-13-512570-7
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Emergency Medical Responder:First on Scene

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For courses in First Responder and Emergency Medical Services.

 

The leader in the field, Emergency Medical Responder, Ninth Edition, provides clear first responder-level training for fire service, emergency, law enforcement, military, civil, and industrial personnel. The new ninth edition retains many successful features from previous editions and includes new topics and concepts that have recently become part of most Emergency Medical Responder programs. The foundation of this text is the new National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards for Emergency Medical Responder, and it also includes the 2010 American Heart Association guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid.


Features

For courses in First Responder and Emergency Medical Services.

 

The leader in the field, Emergency Medical Responder, Ninth Edition, provides clear first responder-level training for fire service, emergency, law enforcement, military, civil, and industrial personnel. The new ninth edition retains many successful features from previous editions and includes new topics and concepts that have recently become part of most Emergency Medical Responder programs. The foundation of this text is the new National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards for Emergency Medical Responder, and it also includes the 2010 American Heart Association guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid.

 

Hallmark Features: 
  • Learning Tasks at the beginning of each chapter summarize important knowledge and skills.
  • Key concepts and learning points are called out by the designation FIRST at the start of information.
  • Key terms are boldfaced and defined in text; for quick review presented in a margin glossary; compiled in an end-of-text Glossary.
  • Photo Scans present step-by-step illustration of skills.
  • Chapter Review presents a detailed Summary;  Remember and Consider and Investigate.
  • First on Scene scenarios challenge the Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) to consider their roles and responsibilities and patient care priorities. They appear at the start of each chapter and continue to be referenced throughout the chapter as specific content applies.
  • Is it Safe? features emphasize specific safety considerations for the EMR.
  • Quick Quizzes at the end of every chapter include multiple-choice questions that directly tie to DOT objectives and Additional Learning Tasks.
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New to this Edition

Using the new National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards for Emergency Medical Responder as its foundation-the Ninth Edition is loaded with new features that continue to make this text the leader in the field.

  • Includes the 2010 American Heart Association guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid.
  • A new feature, From the Medical Director, appears throughout the book and includes insights and tips from our very own Medical Editor, Dr. Keith Wesley.
  • Comprehensive module exams offer students the opportunity to evaluate what they have learned throughout each module of content.
  • A new feature, Take Action, appears at the end of each chapter and offers suggestions for how students can apply chapter concepts for practice and reinforcement.
  • Run Review includes critical thinking questions that ask students to evaluate the care provided during the First on Scene scenarios in each chapter. Students get the opportunity to discover why the Emergency Medical Responders in the scenarios provided the care they did and to offer suggestions for improving that care.
  • A new chapter 6,Principles of Effective Communication, introduces the common elements of effective communication as well as strategies to improve communication with diverse groups. The concept of therapeutic communication also is introduced, and this chapter also provides an introduction to some of the communication devices commonly used in EMS today.
  • A new chapter 7, Principles of Effective Documentation, introduces the patient care report, and it explains the importance and benefits of thorough, accurate documentation.
  • Chapter 11,ObtainingVital Signs and History, introduces basic principles of obtaining complete and accurate vital signs as well as the importance of trending. This chapter also offers many tips that will assist in developing proficiency with history taking, including the SAMPLE and OPQRST assessment tools.
  • Chapter 13,Caring for Cardiac Emergencies, discusses some of the more common conditions that affect the heart's ability to pump adequately, the consequences that will often result, and the care that the student as an Emergency Medical Responder will need to provide to support these patients.
  • Chapter 14,Caring for Respiratory Emergencies, introduces the signs and symptoms of inadequate breathing, the common causes of inadequate breathing, and how Emergency Medical Responders care for these patients until more advanced help arrives.
  • Chapter 15,Caring for Common Medical Emergencies, offers an overview of altered mental status, stroke, seizures, diabetes, poisoning, and overdose and the Emergency Medical Responder's emergency care.
  • Chapter 16,Caring for Environmental Emergencies, provides an overview of a wide variety of conditions, including exposure to extremes of heat, cold, as well as bites, stings, and water-related and ice-related emergencies.
  • Chapter 18, Recognition and Care of Shock, covers the four primary categories of shock, the common types of shock, and how Emergency Medical Responders can recognize and care for patients who are experiencing this life-threatening condition.
  • Chapter 20,Caring for Head and Spine Injuries, covers the common causes of head and spine injury as well as the proper techniques for assessment and care of someone whom may have a head or spine injury.
  • Chapter 21,Caring for Chest and Abdominal Injuries, discusses some of the more common injuries associated with the chest and abdomen as well as how to properly assess and care for those injuries.
  • A new Appendix 1, Patient Monitoring Devices, discusses some of the more common assessment and monitoring devices the Emergency Medical Responder will likely encounter in the field. 

The ninth edition has been thoroughly updated with the latest standards, procedures, and practices-necessary for students to become effective Emergency Medical Responders.

  • Chapter objectives have been completely revised and updated to reflect the new National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards.
  • Key terminology for each chapter is now introduced within the list of chapter objectives, and they appear with definitions in the chapter margins beside the text where each term is used.
  • First on Scene chapter scenarios have been updated to reflect the newest treatment guidelines.
  • Chapter 5,Principles of Lifting, Moving and Positioning of Patients: the discussion on standard moves has been expanded to include the Trendelenburg, Fowler's, and semi-Fowler's positions; a new section on the restraining of patients has been added.
  • Chapter 8,Airway Management and Ventilation, includes expanded material on assessing, opening, and maintaining a clear airway. There is expanded content related to the signs of adequate and inadequate breathing, as well as proper techniques for ventilating a patient with inadequate breathing.
  • Chapter 9,Oxygen Therapy, has been moved from the optional appendices section to the main body of the text. It now has an expanded section on oxygen regulators, the venturi mask, and blow-by oxygen delivery.
  • Chapter 10,Resuscitation and the use of the Automated External Defibrillator, has been completely updated to meet the 2010 guidelines and recommendations by the American Heart Association.
  • Chapter 17, Caring for Soft Tissue Injuries and Bleeding, offers complete up-to-date information on bleeding control, use of a tourniquet, and hemostatic dressings and agents. It also offers new sections on multi-system trauma and detecting and managing internal bleeding.
  • Chapter 22,Care During Pregnancy and Childbirth, includes new information regarding the signs, symptoms, and care for pre-delivery emergencies, such as pre-eclampsia and eclampsia. New information also has been added regarding the proper care of the infant following delivery and the role of suctioning for the newborn.
  • Chapter 23,Caring for Infants and Children, offers a new section on the Pediatric Assessment Triangle, as well as updated information on the AHA 2010 resuscitation guidelines.
  • Chapter 24,Special Considerations for the Geriatric Patient, offers a new section on elder abuse and neglect and on the Emergency Medical Responder as an advocate for the elderly.
  • Chapter 25,Introduction to EMS Operations and Hazardous Response, offers a new section on isolation and protection and on decontamination of hazardous materials.
  • Chapter 26,Introduction to Multiple-Casualty Incidents, the Incident Management System, and Triage, offers new sections on the medical, triage, treatment, transport, and medical staging groups in the Incident Command System.
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Table of Contents

Module 1

Chapter 1 - Introduction to EMS Systems

Chapter 2 - Legal and Ethical Principles of Emergency Care

Chapter 3 - Wellness and Safety of the Emergency Medical Responder

Chapter 4 - Introduction to Medical Terminology, Human Anatomy, and Lifespan Development

 

Module 2

Chapter 5 - Principles of Lifting, Moving and Positioning of Patients

Chapter 6 - Principles of Effective Communication

Chapter 7 - Principles of Effective Documentation

 

Module 3

Chapter 8 - Airway Management & Ventilation

Chapter 9 - Oxygen Therapy

 

Module 4

Chapter 10 - Resuscitation and the use of the Automated External Defibrillator

 

Module 5

Chapter 11 - ObtainingVital Signs & History

Chapter 12 - Principles of Patient Assessment (Sample Chapter)

 

Module 6

Chapter 13 - Caring for Cardiac Emergencies

Chapter 14 - Caring for Respiratory Emergencies

Chapter 15 - Caring for Common Medical Emergencies

Chapter 16 - Caring for Environmental Emergencies

 

Module 7

Chapter 17 - Caring for Soft Tissue Injuries & Bleeding

Chapter 18 - Recognition and Care of Shock

Chapter 19 - Caring for Muscle and Bone Injuries

Chapter 20 - Caring for Head and Spine Injuries
Chapter 21 - Caring for Chest & Abdominal Injuries

 

Module 8

Chapter 22 - Care During Pregnancy and Childbirth

 

Module 9

Chapter 23 - Caring for Infants and Children

Chapter 24 - Special Considerations for the Geriatric Patient

 

Module 10

Chapter 25 - Introduction to EMS Operations & Hazardous Response

Chapter 26 - Introduction to Multiple-Casualty Incidents, the Incident Command System, and Triage

 

Appendices

Appendix 1 - Patient Monitoring Devices

Appendix 2 - Principles of Pharmacology

Appendix 3 - Air Medical Transport Operations

Appendix 4 - Introduction to Terrorist Response and Weapons of Mass Destruction

Appendix 5 - Answer Key

 

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