Paramedic Care: Pearson New International Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Bryan E. Bledsoe / Robert S. Porter / Richard A. Cherry  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
4
Language
English
Total pages
520
Pub.-date
September 2013
ISBN13
9781292021300
ISBN
1292021306
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For courses in Paramedic Emergency Medical Services.

 

Paramedic Care: Principles & Practice, Fourth Edition, is intended to serve as a foundational guide and reference to paramedicine. Developed to stay ahead of current trends and practices in paramedicine, all seven volumes are based on the National EMS Education Standards and the accompanying Paramedic Instructional Guidelines.

 

Volume 4, Medicine, covers medical emergencies and includes new material on the use and interpretation of capnography, the role of CPAP in respiratory diseases, comprehensive coverage of cardiology, more information about stroke therapy and similar treatments, current toxicological practices, more material on drug-induced psychosis and similar problems, and a new chapter on non-traumatic musculoskeletal disorders.

Features

For courses in Paramedic Emergency Medical Services.

 

Paramedic Care: Principles & Practice, Fourth Edition, is intended to serve as a foundational guide and reference to paramedicine. Developed to stay ahead of current trends and practices in paramedicine, all seven volumes are based on the National EMS Education Standards and the accompanying Paramedic Instructional Guidelines.

 

Volume 4, Medicine, covers medical emergencies and includes new material on the use and interpretation of capnography, the role of CPAP in respiratory diseases, comprehensive coverage of cardiology, more information about stroke therapy and similar treatments, current toxicological practices, more material on drug-induced psychosis and similar problems, and a new chapter on non-traumatic musculoskeletal disorders.

 

Hallmark Features:

 

Each chapter is designed to keep students on track with their reading and understanding of the content.

  • Chapter-opening Objectives with page references keep students focused on learning the core concepts covered in the chapter.
  • Key Points throughout the texthelp students identify and learn fundamental concepts.
  • Key Terms located in margins near the paragraphs in which they first appear help students master new terminology.
  • A Case Study draws students into the reading and creates a link between the text content and real-life situations and experiences. 

Illustrations, tables, and other graphical features support visual learning and reinforce concepts.

  • Tables and Illustrations throughout every chapter provide visual support to enhance understanding.
  • Procedure Scans illustrate step-by-step how to perform core skills.
  • Patient Care Algorithms offer graphical “pathways” that integrate assessment and care procedures. 

Features throughout the text provide critical thinking opportunities for students.

  • You Make the Call features promote critical thinking by requiring students to apply principles to actual practice.
  • Patho Pearls offer a snapshot of pathological considerations students will encounter in the field.
  • Legal Notes present instances in which legal or ethical considerations should be evaluated.
  • Cultural Considerations provide an awareness of beliefs that might affect patient care.
  • Assessment Pearls highlight important assessment considerations and techniques. 

Every chapter provides a comprehensive review of the objectives covered.

  • Content Review summarizes important content, giving students a format for quick review.
  • A chapter Summary provides students with a concise review of important concepts.
  • Review Questions ask students to apply the principles they’ve just learned.
  • Media Resources refer students to the book’s Companion Website where additional activities and information can be found for each chapter.

New to this Edition

Offers students updated coverage of the latest guidelines and standards, providing foundational knowledge on current trends and practices in paramedicine.

  • The old 5-volume format has been updated to a 7-volume format to conform to the way in which the Education Standards are presented.
  • All volumes have been updated to conform to the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care.
  • Discussions of A&P have been limited to that necessary for relevant pathophysiology and disease processes.
  •  Pathophysiology coverage has been significantly bolstered.
  • Reflects changes that have occurred in the last several years in EMS, including, but not limited to, reduction of oxygen use, CPAP, and Capnography.
  • Reflects evidence-based approaches such as fluid restriction in trauma, new changes in acute or chronic congestive heart failure, and much more.
  • Discusses controversies in EMS in an objective fashion. 

New material added to Volume 4 includes:

  • Sepsis and systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS)
  • Management of TASERed patients
  • Excited delirium syndrome
  • Non-Traumatic Musculoskeletal Disorders (new chapter)
  • New material on the use and interpretation of capnography and the role of CPAP in respiratory diseases.  

Expanded and enhanced coverage of major topics includes:

  • Pulmonology
  • Cardiology
  • Neurology
  • Endocrinology