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
176
Pub.-date
September 2013
ISBN13
9781292021331
ISBN
1292021330
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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 1, Introduction to Paramedicine, provides paramedic students with the principles of advanced prehospital care and EMS operations, including an overview of the various aspects of paramedic practice as well as an introduction to workforce safety and wellness, EMS research, the EMS role in public health, legal and ethical considerations, and EMS system communications and documentation.

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 1, Introduction to Paramedicine, provides paramedic students with the principles of advanced prehospital care and EMS operations, including an overview of the various aspects of paramedic practice as well as an introduction to workforce safety and wellness, EMS research, the EMS role in public health, legal and ethical considerations, and EMS system communications and documentation.

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.

  • All volumes have been updated to conform to the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care.
  • In Chapter 1, “Introduction to Advanced Paramedicine,” the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards and Instructional Guidelines are introduced.
  • The “Expanded Scope of Practice” section now discusses careers in helicopter EMS, tactical EMS, correctional facilities, and hospital emergency departments.
  • In Chapter 2, “EMS Systems,” a major new section on patient safety discusses causes of medical errors and areas of high risk for patients, such as airway issues, dropping patients, ambulance crashes, and spinal immobilization issues.
  • In Chapter 3, “Roles and Responsibilities of the Paramedic,” a section is added on patient disposition and types of receiving facilities.
  • Chapter 4, “Workforce Safety and Wellness,” contains a major new section on the prevention of work-related injuries and an expanded section on psychological first aid.
  • Chapter 6, “Public Health,” a new chapter in this edition, focuses on the overlapping roles of EMS and public health.
  • Chapter 9, “Communications,” provides a frank discussion of the shortcomings of current EMS communications systems, coveringnew communications technologies thatwill soon allow for faster response to emergency scenes, crews better prepared to deal with actual conditions at the scene because of GPS accident recognition systems, simultaneous sharing of medical information between those at the scene and the hospital staff, improved communications between different emergency services, and more.