Advanced EMT: A Clinical Reasoning Approach eBook (2e) : 9780134441283

Advanced EMT: A Clinical Reasoning Approach eBook (2e)

Alexander,M et al
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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About the book: For courses in Advanced EMT.Using the National EMS Education Standards as a foundation, Advanced EMT: A Clinical-Reasoning Approach is designed to assist students in successfully completing their Advanced EMT course and ultimately obtaining their licensure. Special care has been taken to ensure that the latest applicable research was reviewed during the development of this text, resulting in our ability to deliver the latest evidence-based patient care to you and your students.

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Table of contents
  • Section 1 Preparing for Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Practice
  • 1 Introduction to Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Practice
  • 2 Emergency Medical Services, Health Care, and Public Health Systems
  • 3 Workforce Wellness and Personal Safety
  • 4 Ethical and Medical/Legal Considerations in Advanced EMT Practice
  • 5 Ambulance Operations and Responding to EMS Calls
  • 6 Communication and Teamwork
  • Section 2 Human Development, Health, and Disease
  • 7 Medical Terminology
  • 8 Human Body Systems
  • 9 Life Span Development and Cultural Considerations
  • 10 Pathophysiology: Selected Impairments of Homeostasis
  • Section 3 Pharmacology
  • 11 Principles of Pharmacology
  • 12 Medication Administration
  • 13 Medications
  • Section 4 Assessment and Initial Management
  • 14 General Approach to Patient Assessment and Clinical Reasoning
  • 15 Scene Size-Up and Primary Assessment
  • 16 Airway Management, Ventilation, and Oxygenation
  • 17 Resuscitation: Managing Shock and Cardiac Arrest
  • 18 Vital Signs and Monitoring Devices
  • 19 History Taking, Secondary Assessment, and Reassessment
  • Section 5 Medical Emergencies
  • 20 Respiratory Disorders
  • 21 Cardiovascular Disorders
  • 22 Neurologic Disorders
  • 23 Endocrine Disorders
  • 24 Abdominal Pain and Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • 25 Renal, Genitourinary, and Gynecologic Disorders
  • 26 Hematologic Disorders
  • 27 Immunologic Disorders
  • 28 Infectious Illnesses
  • 29 Nontraumatic Musculoskeletal and Soft-Tissue Disorders
  • 30 Disorders of the Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat, and Oral Cavity
  • 31 Mental Illness and Behavioral Emergencies
  • 32 Toxicologic Emergencies
  • Section 6 Trauma
  • 33 Trauma Systems and Incident Command
  • 34 Mechanisms of Injury, Trauma Assessment, and Trauma Triage Criteria
  • 35 Soft-Tissue Injuries and Burns
  • 36 Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • 37 Head, Brain, Face, and Neck Trauma
  • 38 Thoracic Trauma
  • 39 Abdominal Trauma
  • 40 Spine Injuries
  • 41 Environmental Emergencies
  • 42 Multisystem Trauma and Trauma Resuscitation
  • Section 7 Special Patient Populations
  • 43 Obstetrics and Care of the Newborn
  • 44 Pediatric Emergencies
  • 45 Geriatrics
  • 46 Patients with Special Challenges
  • Section 8 Rescue and Special Operations
  • 47 Rescue Operations and Vehicle Extrication
  • 48 Hazardous Materials
  • 49 Response to Terrorism and Disasters
  • Appendix 1: Endotracheal Intubation
  • Appendix 2: Advanced ECG Recognition
  • Appendix 3: Adult Intraosseous Infusion
  • Appendix 4: Additional Emergency
  • Medications
  • Answer Key
  • Glossary
  • Index
Features & benefits

Advanced EMT: A Clinical-Reasoning Approach helps readers study efficiently and use the book as a practical reference

  • Key Terms are listed in bold type at the beginning of each chapter to draw readers’ attention to important terms.
  • A Case Study with Problem-Solving Questions introduces students to the kinds of problems they will encounter in Advanced EMT practice and frames the importance of the chapter content.
    • Case Studies guide students through an emergency situation, emphasising the process of making good decisions after analysing all of the information gathered. In lengthier chapters, the Case Study unfolds with further information given throughout the chapter. This systematic assessment approach assists students in developing their clinical-reasoning skills.
    • The solution to each Case Study is presented at the end of the chapter in the Case Study Wrap-Up, which explains the Advanced EMT’s clinical-reasoning process.
  • Pediatric Care Notes draw attention to key pediatric information within the context of the chapter.
  • Geriatric Care Notes highlight key geriatric information within the context of the chapter.
  • Tables, Figures, and Scans help students learn multiple concepts that are related to one another.
    • Tables assist students in learning and understanding specific information.
    • Figures and Scans provide visual material to enhance the explanations of concepts and procedures presented.
  • Chapter Summaries include a synopsis of the main ideas of the chapter and multiple-choice and critical-thinking questions.
    • Multiple-choice Questions test students' recall of chapter information and simple application of concepts, helping them to not just learn the information presented in the textbook and in class, but also to understand it.
    • Critical-thinking Questions test students' knowledge by requiring them to think their way through the question using the information provided and their previous knowledge to identify the correct answer.
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