Anatomy & Physiology for Emergency Care

Bryan E. Bledsoe / Frederic H. Martini / Edwin F. Bartholomew / William C. Ober / Claire W. Garrison  
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November 2013
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Based upon the popular college text Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology, 4e by Fredric H. Martini and Edwin F. Bartholomew, Dr. Bledsoe has taken this work and added clinical correlations and applications specific to emergency care.

Anatomy & Physiology for Emergency Care 2e presents material in a clear, concise format and places emphasis on essential fundamental concepts, applications and terminology. Innovative EMS content and pedagogical elements make this an excellent choice for brief A&P courses that build a foundation of essential knowledge in human anatomy and physiology. This material provides a framework for interpreting and applying information that can be used in problem-solving, as well as an introduction to common injuries and illnesses in a manner that will reinforce basic anatomy and physiology principles.


Superb Anatomical Art

Anatomical art features an artist’s drawing with a photograph of the “real thing” to help students compare structures as they might appear in a laboratory or clinical setting, or includes an illustration on top of a photograph to help students identify location of structures.

Step-by-Step Diagrams

Step-by-Step diagrams coordinate with the authors’ narrative descriptions and break down complex processes into easy-to-follow steps.

Conceptual Overviews

Conceptual Overviews present “big picture” overviews of structure and function relationships.

Clinical Notes

Clinical Notes present relevant information on diseases and disorders to help students prepare for future workplace situations. The discussions embedded in the running narrative explain how pathologies relate to normal physiological function, and the larger “boxed” versions focus on core medical or social topics.

Related Clinical Terms

Related Clinical Terms featured at the end of each chapter help students review vocabulary that they will likely use in their chosen careers. Each term is followed by a definition and, in many cases, a pronunciation guide.

Critical Thinking and Clinical Applications Questions

Questions located at the end of each chapter offer hypothetical and clinical situations related to the body system covered in the chapter. Students can test and refresh their knowledge by applying the information they’ve learned to a specific clinical situation.

New! Key Notes

Key Notes call out core concepts in anatomy and physiology. These factual statements are highlighted with an icon and appear at appropriate points throughout the chapters. The complete set of Key Notes also appears in Appendix V at the back of the book.

Concept Check Questions

Concept Check Questions appear at the end of chapter sections and help students test their comprehension before moving on to the next topic.

Figure Locator Dots

Figure Locator Dots appear with every figure reference in the narrative and function as placeholders to help students return to reading after viewing a figure.

Concept Links

Concept Links provide quick visual signals that new material is related to topics presented earlier and offer specific page numbers to facilitate review.

New to this Edition

  • Clinical applications within the chapters enhance student comprehension of the material.
  • New Key Notes emphasize core concepts in both A&P and EMS.
  • New to this edition! A comprehensive student workbook (ISBN:0-13-614021-1) and companion website further enrich student learning and comprehension of the material.

Table of Contents




1 An Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

2 The Chemical Level of Organization

3 Cell Structure and Function

4 The Tissue Level of Organization

5 The Integumentary System

6 The Skeletal System

7 The Muscular System

8 The Nervous System

9 The General and Special Senses

10 The Endocrine System

11 The Cardiovascular System: Blood

12 The Cardiovascular System: The Heart

13 The Cardiovascular System: Blood Vessels and Circulation

14 The Lymphatic System and Immunity

15 The Respiratory System

16 The Digestive System

17 Nutrition and Metabolism

18 The Urinary System

19 The Reproductive System

20 Development and Inheritance


Appendix I Answers to Concept Check and Chapter Review Questions

Appendix II A Periodic Chart of the Elements

Appendix III Weights and Measures

Appendix IV Normal Physiological Values

Appendix V Key Notes