Barron's EMT: Emergency Medical Technician Exam

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Barron's Educational Series, 2008 - Medical - 395 pages
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Updated to reflect the most recent tests and requirements, this manual prepares candidates for the Emergency Medical Technician Exam, a prerequisite for their qualifying license. Qualifications vary somewhat on a regional basis, but EMT certification is nationally recognized. This manual gives an overview of EMT duties and responsibilities and presents review questions with answers and explanations. Separate chapters cover patient assessment, medical/behavioral emergencies, obstetrics/gynecology, trauma, treating infants and children, and ambulance operation in emergencies. One full-length practice EMT Basic Exam that reflects the test administered by the U.S. Department of Transportation, is also included with answers and explanations.
 

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Contents

Test Formats and Strategies
6
Emergency Care
13
Answers to Review Questions
24
Emotional Aspects of Emergency Care
30
13
36
Medical Legal
45
Scenarios
51
The Human Body
59
Emergencies
157
Scenarios
160
Cardiac Emergencies
167
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169
Answers to Review Questions
176
21
229
Section 1Soft Tissue Injuries
239
Injuries to the Head
251

The Nervous System
65
Baseline Vital Signs
75
Answers to Review Questions
85
Lifting and Moving
89
Communications
133
Answers to Review Questions
139
Answers to Review Questions
146
Answers to Review Questions
154
45
256
Infants and Children
261
Ambulance Operations
273
49
296
Glossary
347
Appendix
359
Index
391
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