Advanced Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured

Jones & Bartlett Learning

Based on the new National EMS Education Standards for Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, the third edition of Advanced Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured offers complete coverage of every competency statement with clarity and precision in a concise format that ensures student comprehension and encourages critical thinking. New cognitive and didactic material is presented, along with new skills and features, to create an innovative AEMT training solution.

Topics including advanced pathophysiology, acid-base balance, fluids and electrolytes, intravenous therapy, intraosseous access, blood glucose monitoring, and administration of AEMT-level medications tailor this textbook to the Advanced EMT level. Additional online skills allow this textbook to be customized for every AEMT training program’s unique needs. The third edition now includes:

New Pathophysiology chapter
Increased coverage of pharmacology
Stronger emphasis on critical thinking throughout text
Evidence-Based Recommendations and Protocols

Medicine is constantly changing and prehospital medicine varies across states and regions. The content of the Third Edition reflects the guidance and recommendations of its extremely experienced authors and its team of Medical Editors from the AAOS. Where possible, content is based on evidence, such as data from the field and studies published in the medical literature.

Section 1 Preparatory
Chapter 1 EMS Systems
Chapter 2 Workforce Safety and Wellness
Chapter 3 Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues
Chapter 4 Communications and Documentation
Chapter 5 Medical Terminology
Chapter 6 Lifting and Moving Patients
Section 2 The Human Body and Human Systems
Chapter 7 The Human Body
Chapter 8 Pathophysiology
Chapter 9 Life Span Development
Section 3 Patient Assessment
Chapter 10 Patient Assessment
Section 4 Airway
Chapter 11 Airway Management
Section 5 Pharmacology
Chapter 12 Principles of Pharmacology
Chapter 13 Vascular Access and Medication Administration
Section 6 Shock and Resuscitation
Chapter 14 Shock
Chapter 15 BLS Resuscitation
Section 7 Medical
Chapter 16 Medical Overview
Chapter 17 Respiratory Emergencies
Chapter 18 Cardiovascular Emergencies
Chapter 19 Neurologic Emergencies
Chapter 20 Gastrointestinal and Urologic Emergencies
Chapter 21 Endocrine and Hematologic Emergencies
Chapter 22 Immunologic Emergencies
Chapter 23 Toxicology
Chapter 24 Psychiatric Emergencies
Chapter 25 Gynecologic Emergencies
Section 8 Trauma
Chapter 26 Trauma Overview
Chapter 27 Bleeding
Chapter 28 Soft-Tissue Injuries
Chapter 29 Face and Neck Injuries
Chapter 30 Head and Spine Injuries
Chapter 31 Chest Injuries
Chapter 32 Abdominal and Genitourinary Injuries
Chapter 33 Orthopaedic Injuries
Chapter 34 Environmental Emergencies
Section 9 Special Patient Populations
Chapter 35 Obstetrics and Neonatal Care
Chapter 36 Pediatric Emergencies
Chapter 37 Geriatric Emergencies
Chapter 38 Patients With Special Challenges
Section 10 EMS Operations
Chapter 39 Transport Operations
Chapter 40 Vehicle Extrication, Special Rescue, and Hazardous Materials
Chapter 41 Incident Management
Chapter 42 Terrorism Response and Disaster Management

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