Emergency Medical Responder: First on Scene (11e) : 9780134988467

Emergency Medical Responder: First on Scene (11e)

Le Baudour
 
Edition
 
11
ISBN
 
9780134988467
ISBN 10
 
0134988469
Published
 
15/02/2019
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
656
Format
 
Available on demand
 
Title type
Book
$180.99
 
 
Title type
 
$60.00
 
 
Description

For courses in emergency medical responder programs.

Help students think like EMRs
The leader in the field, Emergency Medical Responder: First on Scene provides clear, first responder┬┐–level training for fire service, emergency, law enforcement, military, civil, and industrial personnel. The text is based on the new National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards for Emergency Medical Responders and includes the 2017 Focused Updates from the American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid. The fully updated 11th edition covers new topics recently introduced into emergency medical responder programs.

Table of contents
  • 1. Introduction to EMS Systems
  • 2. Legal and Ethical Principles of Emergency Care
  • 3. Wellness and Safety of the Emergency Medical Responder
  • 4. Introduction to Medical Terminology, Human Anatomy, and Lifespan Development
  • 5. Introduction to Pathophysiology
  • 6. Principles of Lifting, Moving, and Positioning of Patients
  • 7. Principles of Effective Communication
  • 8. Principles of Effective Documentation
  • 9. Principles of Airway Management and Ventilation
  • 10. Principles of Oxygen Therapy
  • 11. Principles of Resuscitation
  • 12. Obtaining a Medical History and Vital Signs
  • 13. Principles of Patient Assessment
  • 14. Caring for Cardiac Emergencies
  • 15. Caring for Respiratory Emergencies
  • 16. Caring for Common Medical Emergencies
  • 17. Caring for Environmental Emergencies
  • 18. Caring for Soft-Tissue Injuries and Bleeding
  • 19. Recognition and Care of Shock
  • 20. Caring for Muscle and Bone Injuries
  • 21. Caring for Head and Spinal Injuries
  • 22. Caring for Chest and Abdominal Emergencies
  • 23. Care During Pregnancy and Childbirth
  • 24. Caring for Infants and Children
  • 25. Special Considerations for the Geriatric Patient
  • 26. Introduction to EMS Operations and Hazardous Response
  • 27. Introduction to Multiple-Casualty Incidents, the Incident Command System, and Triage
  • Appendices
  • 1. Patient Monitoring Devices
  • 2. Principles of Pharmacology
  • 3. Air Medical Transport Operations
  • 4. Introduction to Terrorism Response and Weapons of Mass Destruction
New to this edition

Fundamental EMR skills and knowledge

  • New blood pressure guidelines from the American Hospital Association are included in Chapter 12, “Obtaining a Medical History and Vital Signs.”

New medical and administrative topics of the 11th edition

  • New topics in Chapter 3, “Wellness and Safety of the Emergency Medical Responder,” include Zika and Ebola, the new Hepatitis B vaccine for adults, and hospice care for patients with terminal illnesses.
  • New topics in Chapter 8, “Principles of Effective Documentation,” include HIPAA privacy concerns, error correction on electronic and paper PCRs, and the use of smartphone apps for patient documentation.
  • New topics in Chapter 15, “Caring for Respiratory Emergencies,” includes new content on trauma-related respiratory compromise, pulmonary edema, pneumonia, and agonal respirations.

Critical-thinking opportunities

  • First on Scene scenarios woven throughout each chapter have been enhanced. They place students in real-life emergency scenarios, offering a perspective unavailable with any other training resource.
  • Quick Quizzes at the end of each chapter have been revised to better assess the cognitive objectives. They include multiple-choice questions tied to DOT objectives as well as additional learning tasks.
Features & benefits

Fundamental EMR skills and knowledge

  • The most up-to-date evidence-based medical practices are covered in each chapter, with an emphasis on the “why” of patient presentation.
  • Step-by-step skills are presented in 90 photo scans, giving the reader a quick reference resource.
  • New - New blood pressure guidelines from the American Hospital Association are included in Chapter 12, “Obtaining a Medical History and Vital Signs.”

New medical and administrative topics of the 11th edition

  • New - New topics in Chapter 3, “Wellness and Safety of the Emergency Medical Responder,” include Zika and Ebola, the new Hepatitis B vaccine for adults,and hospice care for patients with terminal illnesses.
  • New - New topics in Chapter 8, “Principles of Effective Documentation,” include HIPAA privacy concerns, error correction on electronic and paper PCRs, and the use of smartphone apps for patient documentation.
  • New - New topics in Chapter 15, “Caring for Respiratory Emergencies,” includes new content on trauma-related respiratory compromise, pulmonary edema, pneumonia, and agonal respirations.

Critical-thinking opportunities

  • Enhanced - First on Scene scenarios woven throughout each chapter have been enhanced. They place students in real-life emergency scenarios, offering a perspective unavailable with any other training resource.
  • First on Scene Run Review feature at the end of each chapter includes critical-thinking questions related to the First on Scene scenario and asks students to consider how they might have reacted differently.
  • Revised - Quick Quizzes at the end of each chapter have been revised to better assess the cognitive objectives. They include multiple-choice questions tied to DOT objectives as well as additional learning tasks.
Author biography

Chris Le Baudour has been working in the EMS field since 1978. In 1984, Chris began his teaching career in the Department of Public Safety–EMS Division at Santa Rosa Junior College in Santa Rosa, California.

Chris holds a master’s degree in education with an emphasis in online teaching and learning as well as numerous EMS and instructional certifications. Chris has spent the past 30 years mastering the art of experiential learning in EMS and is well known for his innovative classroom techniques and his passion for both teaching and learning in both traditional and online classrooms.

Chris is very involved in EMS education at the national level. He served for six years as a board member of the National Association of EMS Educators and advises many organizations throughout the country. Chris is a frequent presenter at both state and national conferences and is a prolific EMS writer. Along with numerous articles, he is the author of Emergency Care for First Responders and coauthor of EMT Complete: A Basic Worktext, and an Emergency Medical Responder Workbook and Active Learning Manual for the EMT-Basic. Chris and his wife, Audrey, have two children and reside in northern California.

David Bergeron
was very active in the development of instructional and training programs for the emergency medical services (EMS) for more than 35 years. His early work included a front-row seat to the development of modern patient assessment and care inspired by the studies of Dr. R. Adams Cowley, Maryland Shock Trauma Center, Maryland Institute of EMS Systems, and Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI).

David’s work in instructional development for emergency medicine included EMT-Basic, Emergency Medical Responder (First Responder), EMT-Intermediate, and EMT-Paramedic student and instructor programs. He is credited with writing the first comprehensive textbook for the first responder, for establishing the first behavioral objectives for EMTs, and for being the first to develop a full-course glossary for EMT instruction.

As well as having served as an instructional technologist on leading textbooks in emergency medicine, David was on the teaching faculty of the University of Maryland, Longwood University, and numerous community colleges and schools of nursing. His publications include textbooks that have been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Lithuanian, and Japanese.