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The Pocketbook of Emergency Care is the first text designed for use by the professional paramedic at the roadside. The contents are formatted to be easily accessible when specific informatoin is required in an emergency situation. Although arimed at paramedics it is a useful, practical handbook for emergency medical technicians, advanced first aiders, combat medical technicians and practitioners of emergency medical care in remote and rural environments. The book covers the immediate management of acute medical emergencies, major trauma, minor injuries and environmental problems as well as covering the interaction with other emergency services and coping with major incidents. The Pocketbook is an up-to-date synopsis of pre-hospital emergency medicine and includes the most recent European Resuscitation Council algorithms along with recent military medical advances in the management of major trauma patients. The text is based on the popular Emergency Care Textbook for Paramedics, also published by Saunders Elsevier, which can be used as a reference text in conjunction with the Pocketbook.

• essential guidelines for paramedic practice
• presented in at-a-glance format for quick reference
• illustrated
• flexicover for durability

As societies become more complex and interconnected, the global risk for catastrophic disasters is increasing. Demand for expertise to mitigate the human suffering and damage these events cause is also high. A new field of disaster medicine is emerging, offering innovative approaches to optimize disaster management. Much of the information needed to create the foundation for this growing specialty is not objectively described or is scattered among multiple different sources. Now, for the first time, a coherent and comprehensive collection of scientific observations and evidence-based recommendations with expert contributors from around the globe is available in Koenig and Schultz's Disaster Medicine: Comprehensive Principles and Practices. This definitive work on Disaster Medicine identifies essential subject matter, clarifies nomenclature, and outlines necessary areas of proficiency for healthcare professionals handling mass casualty crises. It also describes in-depth strategies for the rapid diagnosis and treatment of victims suffering from blast injuries or exposure to chemical, biological, and radiological agents.

Everything you need for success on the EMT-Basic exam in one complete streamlined review!

Includes online question bank

If you want to the highest score possible on the EMT-Basic exam, there’s no better study partner than McGraw-Hill’s Basic review book. This indispensable study guide helps you think through pre-hospital medicine while covering every topic you must know on exam day. Each chapter begins with a clinical scenario followed by a bulleted overview of key topics and summarized by retention-enhancing Q&As at the end of every chapter. You’ll also get valuable exam preparation tips, the do’s and don’ts of answering multiple choice questions and clinical pearls. The online question bank allows you to choose your questions by topic and hone in on your strengths and weaknesses to prepare you for exam day. McGraw-Hill Basic has everything you need to boost your confidence – and your score.

Turn to this all-in-one guide for:

  • High-yield outline format bolstered by Q&A, clinical scenarios, and easy-to-remember bulleted content
  • New content added to reflect the 2010 DOT National Standard curriculum
  • New 150 Question practice exam at the end of the book
  • Online question bank with over 250 questions available at www.mcgrawhillemt.com

"A wonderful picture of an important period in the practice of medicine in the United States." (from the Foreword by Peter Rosen, MD) Here is the very first book to comprehensively explore the evolution of the field of emergency medicine -- from its origins following World War II, through the sociopolitical changes of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, to the present. First-hand narratives from more than 45 founders and pioneers of emergency medicine provide a vivid portrayal of the important events and viewpoints that have given rise to today's practice.

  • Represents the first comprehensive history of emergency medicine as a specialty.
  • Provides first-hand oral histories from more than 45 of the key figures who witnessed and helped to shape the developments chronicled in the book.
  • Offers keen insights into how the sociopolitical changes of the 1950s through 1970s influenced public health, health care delivery, and emergency medicine.
  • Includes many unique photographs of important leaders in emergency medicine.

REA’s EMT Crash Course

Everything you need for the exam – in a fast review format!


REA’s EMT Crash Course is the first book of its kind for the last-minute studier or any prospective Emergency Medical Technician who wants a quick refresher before taking the NREMT Certification Exam. This Crash Course is based on a careful analysis of the exam’s content and actual test questions.

Targeted, Focused Review – Study Only What You Need to Know
Written by an EMS Program Director and NREMT paramedic with years of first-hand experience and classroom instruction, our easy-to-read format provides you with a crash course in the major concepts, terms, and facts you need to know to succeed on the EMT exam.

The targeted review chapters in outline style cover all the official test categories found on the EMT exam: airway and breathing, cardiology, medical, obstetrics and pediatrics, and trauma. The author also explains the structure of the exam and shows you how to answer questions quickly and correctly.

Expert Test-taking Strategies
Our experienced EMT author explains the structure of the NREMT Certification Exam, so you know what to expect on test day. He also shares detailed question-level strategies and shows you the best way to answer questions. By following our expert tips and advice, you can score higher on every section of the exam.

Must-know Key Terms
Knowing the right medical terminology can make a real difference in your test score. That’s why we give you a glossary of more than 400 EMT terms you need to know before you take your exam.

Take REA’s Online Practice Exam
After studying the material in the EMT Crash Course, go online and test what you’ve learned. Our free practice exam features timed testing, diagnostic feedback, detailed explanations of answers, and automatic scoring analysis. The exam is balanced to include every topic and type of question found on the actual EMT exam, so you know you’re studying the smart way.

No matter how or when you prepare for the EMT exam, REA’s EMT Crash Course will show you how to study efficiently and strategically, so you can get a great score!

 

Meet and exceed educational requirements and expectations for Paramedic training with The Professional Paramedic Series. Based on the new National EMS Education Standards, this economical three-volume series equips you and your learners with the resources necessary for both paramedic certification and re-certification. Comprehensive, using a case-based methodology, while remaining street-friendly, each volume in the series walks learners through the skills and concepts critical to the job of a Paramedic. The framework of each book is practical in approach: introducing principles, skills and terminology; presenting a typical case; walking through critical response steps; and again reviewing key concepts to ensure understanding for successful application on the job. Begin with the basics in Volume I: Foundations of Paramedic Care, which provides a solid base of fundamental information about the paramedic profession. This volume covers topics such as the law and EMS, public health, basics of assessment, clinical essentials, and more. After completion of this text, move on to application of skills in emergency situations in Volume II: Medical Emergencies, Maternal Health & Pediatrics, and finish with special response considerations in Volume III: Trauma Care & EMS Operations. Practical and reader-friendly, each volume includes a full color design with detailed photos, graphics and step-by-step skill sequences to ensure your learners are fully prepared for the responsibilities, adventures, and challenges of the paramedic profession.
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Prehospital Emergency Care, Tenth Edition, meets the National EMS Education Standards and is the most complete resource for EMT 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 material above and beyond the the minimum National EMS Education Standards, the tenth edition effectively prepares students for success. The assessment and emergency care sections provide the most up-to-date information for providing competent care; and the expanded information on pathophysiology further enhance students' ability to understand conditions, signs and symptoms, and 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.