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Prehospital Emergency Care (9th Edition)

Prehospital Emergency Care (9th Edition)
Author: Joseph J. Mistovich - Brent Q. Hafen Ph.D. - Keith
ISBN 13: 9780135028094
ISBN 10: 135028094
Edition: 9
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2009-10-11
Format: Paperback
Pages: 1584
List Price: $138.67

The most complete resource for EMT-B training, this best-selling, reader-friendly book contains clear, step-by-step explanations with comprehensive, stimulating, and challenging material that prepares and equips users for real on-the-job situations. With its use of the case study model, state-of-the-art scans, algorithms, protocols, and the inclusion of areas above and beyond the DOT protocols, this new, 9th edition of Prehospital Emergency Care prepares users 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 readers' ability to assess and manage ill and injured patients in prehospital environments. Topics covered include an excellent introductory section that contains an overview of the human body, baseline vital signs, history taking, and ethical and legal issues. Subsequent chapters cover the airway; patient assessment; medical, behavioral, and obstetrics/gynecology; trauma; infants and children; operations; and advanced airway management.

Craig B. Key

This comprehensive text for basic EMTs includes advanced medication and airway management techniques. It also comes with a CD-ROM that includes quizzes, tests, and other enhancements. The purpose is to educate the student to the level of a basic EMT. The education of basic EMTs is essential for out-of-hospital emergency care. The authors meet this goal with a comprehensive, up-to-date text. This book is written for basic EMT students. It is a comprehensive text that exceeds the level of basic EMT knowledge for those students who desire more information. The principal author is a recognized expert in the field of EMT education. All aspects of the body of knowledge necessary for the education of the basic EMT are covered in this book. The book is well organized and easy to read and includes additional information for those students seeking a higher level of understanding. The accompanying CD-ROM is well designed and nicely complements the basic EMT's educational experience. It also provides testing resources for the instructor. This is a quality comprehensive text that compares very well with other texts on the market. The well organized, professionally produced CD-ROM complements the text nicely.