Prehospital Emergency Care: Pearson New International Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Joseph J. Mistovich / Keith J. Karren / Brent Hafen  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
10
Language
English
Total pages
1440
Pub.-date
November 2013
ISBN13
9781292039244
ISBN
1292039248
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For courses in Prehospital Emergency Care

 

Prehospital Emergency Care, Tenth Edition, meets the National EMS Education Standards and is the most complete resource for EMT-B training. This best-selling, student-friendly book contains clear, step-by-step explanations with comprehensive, stimulating, and challenging material that prepares users for real on-the-job situations. Featuring case studies, state-of-the-art scans, algorithms, protocols, and the inclusion of areas above and beyond the DOT protocols, the tenth edition effectively prepares students for success. The assessment and emergency care sections provide the most up-to-date strategies for providing competent care; and the enrichment sections further enhance students’ ability to assess and manage ill and injured patients in prehospital environments. The text’s table of contents is organized to follow the National EMS Educational Standards.

Features

For courses in Prehospital Emergency Care

 

Prehospital Emergency Care, Tenth Edition, meets the National EMS Education Standards and is the most complete resource for EMT-B training. This best-selling, student-friendly book contains clear, step-by-step explanations with comprehensive, stimulating, and challenging material that prepares users for real on-the-job situations. Featuring case studies, state-of-the-art scans, algorithms, protocols, and the inclusion of areas above and beyond the DOT protocols, the tenth edition effectively prepares students for success. The assessment and emergency care sections provide the most up-to-date strategies for providing competent care; and the enrichment sections further enhance students’ ability to assess and manage ill and injured patients in prehospital environments. The text’s table of contents is organized to follow the National EMS Educational Standards.

 

Hallmark Features:

 

The text offers a wealth of features to help readers study effectively and master the material.

  • Objectives form the basis of each chapter and were developed around the Education Standards and Instructional Guidelines.
  • Page numbers are included to identify where each key term first appears in the chapter.
  • Media exercises for web links, animations, and videos related to chapter content can be found under mykit for this book at www.bradybooks.com.
  • Located at the end of the chapter Navigation Guide, a Case Study draws students into the subject and creates a link between the text and real-life situations and experiences. The Case Study Follow-Up at the end of each chapter emphasizes key concepts learned and in-depth resolution.
  • Assessment Tips offer readers clinical insights that EMTs often learn over time. These enable the EMT to more accurately conduct an assessment and interpret the findings.
  • Understanding Body Processes features highlight the body processes that cause the conditions found by EMTs, creating the in-depth understanding that helps providers make the right decisions for patients.
  • Drug Profiles provide medication name, indications, contraindications, medication form, dosage, administration, actions, side effects, and reassessment on medications commonly administered by EMTs.
  • Emergency Care Algorithms are graphic pathways that visually summarize assessment and care steps for students.
  • Now all located at the end of each chapter, EMT Skills present key information and step-by-step procedures for easy reference.

New to this Edition

New chapter! Chapter 41, “The Combat Soldier,” informs readers about patients who are veterans of combat, whether they saw service recently or long ago.

  • Covers patients whom are likely suffering from the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and possibly also from traumatic brain injury (TBI), which may be the cause of or an exacerbating factor in the present emergency.
  • The chapter lists clues that may be present at the scene or in the patient's demeanor or behavior that should alert the EMT to the patient's status as a combat veteran. 
  • The chapter also presents advice about special considerations for assessment and treatment of this patient. 

The tenth edition reflects the latest medical knowledge and best practices in emergency medical services in the United States.

  • Includes updated information on cell phone access to 911 as well as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) access to 911.
  • Includes new information on diseases that are infectious but not communicable, such as malaria, and added information on severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (SARS) transmission, incubation, and protective measures.
  • Offers new information on power cots with mechanisms that reduce repetitive motion and back strain for EMTs.
  • Presents an expanded discussion of guidelines for administration of supplemental oxygen according to the 2010 AHA guidelines.
  • Chapter 26 has been extensively revised to include expanded definitions and discussion of behavior and psychiatric disorders, including these topics: mood, affect, “word salad,” tardive dyskinesia, anxiety, phobias, depression, bipolar disorder, paranoia, psychosis, and schizophrenia. There is also expanded discussion of assessment and care for violence, including attemtped suicide and violence to others. The section “Dealing with Behavioral Emergencies” has been thoroughly revised and updated.
  • Current AHA guidelines for assessment and initial management of the newborn are now included.
  • Includes the American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) assessment– as an alternative to the American Academy of Pediatrics Pediatric Assessment Triangle [PAT]– which is still included  -- both assessment methods are now discussed.
  • An expanded discussion of guidelines for administration of supplemental oxygen is included throughout the text. 

New sections throughout the text expand on the latest equipment, standards, and practices in EMS.

  • Contains a new section on medical alert tattoos and a new section on baby safe haven laws regarding infant abandonment.
  • A new section covers advanced automatic collision notification (AACN) technology.
  • There are new sections on initiating and administering CPAP and a new section titled “Clinical Decision Making Regarding Oxygen Administration.”
  •  A new section is included: “The Dangers of Administering Too Much Oxygen in Acute Coronary Syndrome."
  • Includes new sections on “Suicide Bags” (a method of committing suicide) and “Bath Salts” (an illegal psychoactive drug).
  • Includes a new section, “Hematologic Emergencies,” that includes discussion of anemia, hemophilia, and sickle cell anemia/sickle cell crisis.
  • Includes a new section on non-traumatic fractures (now included in the chapter title). 
  • Includes a new section, “Indications for Spinal Immobilization Based on Assessment Findings.” 

New tables throughout the text distill and convey essential information for readers.

  • A table concerning “Physical Assessment Indicators of Hypovolemic Shock” has been added.
  • New tables have been inserted: “Signs of Improvement During the Administration of CPAP” and “Signs of Deterioration During the Administration of CPAP.”
  • A new table, “Stages of Hypothermia and Associated Physiological Changes,” has been added.

Table of Contents

PART 1

Standard Preparatory

Standard Public Health

1.  Emergency Medical Care Systems, Research, and Public Health  

2.  Workforce Safety and Wellness of the EMT  

3.  Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues  

4.  Documentation  

5.  Communication  

6.  Lifting and Moving Patients  

 

PART 2

Standard Anatomy and Physiology

Standard Medical Terminology

7.  Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology  

 

PART 3

Standard Pathophysiology

8.  Pathophysiology  

 

PART 4

Standard Life Span Development

9.  Life Span Development  

 

PART 5

Standard Airway Management, Respiration, and Artificial Ventilation

10. Airway Management, Artificial Ventilation, and Oxygenation  

 

PART 6

Standard Assessment

11. Baseline Vital Signs, Monitoring Devices, and History Taking  

12. Scene Size-Up  

13. Patient Assessment  

 

PART 7

Standard Pharmacology

14. Pharmacology and Medication Administration  

 

PART 8

Standard Shock and Resuscitation

15. Shock and Resuscitation  

 

PART 9

Standard Medicine

16. Respiratory Emergencies  

17. Cardiovascular Emergencies  

18. Altered Mental Status, Stroke, and Headache  

19. Seizures and Syncope  

20. Acute Diabetic Emergencies  

21. Anaphylactic Reactions  

22. Toxicologic Emergencies  

23. Abdominal, Gynecologic, Genitourinary, and Renal Emergencies  

24. Environmental Emergencies  

25. Submersion Incidents: Drowning and Diving Emergencies  

26. Behavioral Emergencies  

 

PART 10

Standard Trauma

27. Trauma Overview: The Trauma Patient and the Trauma System  

28. Bleeding and Soft Tissue Trauma  

29. Burns  

30. Musculoskeletal Trauma  

31. Head Trauma  

32. Spinal Column and Spinal Cord Trauma  

33. Eye, Face, and Neck Trauma  

34. Chest Trauma  

35. Abdominal and Genitourinary Trauma  

36. Multisystem Trauma and Trauma in Special Patient Populations  

 

PART 11

Standard Special Patient Populations

37. Obstetrics and Care of the Newborn  

38. Pediatrics  

39. Geriatrics  

40. Patients with Special Challenges

41. The Returning Combat Veteran   

 

PART 12

Standard EMS Operations

42. Ambulance Operations and Air Medical Response  

43. Gaining Access and Patient Extrication  

44. Hazardous Materials  

45. Multiple-Casualty Incidents and Incident Management  

46. EMS Response to Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction  

 

Appendix 1.  ALS-Assist Skills  

Appendix 2.  Advanced Airway Management  

 

Answer Key

Glossary  

Index