Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2011 - Medical - 1566 pages
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In 1971, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) published the first edition of Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured and created the backbone of EMS education. Now, the Tenth Edition of this gold standard training program raises the bar even higher with its world-class content and instructional resources that meet the diverse needs of today's educators and students.Based on the new National EMS Education Standards, the Tenth Edition offers complete coverage of every competency statement with clarity and precision in a concise format that ensures student comprehension and encourages critical thinking. The experienced author team and AAOS medical editors have transformed the Education Standards into a training program that reflects current trends in prehospital medicine and best practices. New cognitive and didactic material is presented, along with new skills and features, to create a robust and innovative training solution for your course that will engage student's minds.Interactive resources, including online testing and assessment materials, learning management system, and eLearning student resources, allow you the flexibility to build the course that works best for you and your students. The Tenth Edition is the only way to prepare EMT students for the challenges they will face in the field.
 

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The structure of this book is VERRY poor. The 2010, 10th addition of Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, is my current curriculums standard issue textbook, and I find the same problems with it.
Now, don't get me wrong, I do not mind additional information and knowledge; however, this book is redundant, repeating the same information over and over again though out various passages and chapters. Within these passages and chapters, only small amounts of new information are presented, which often do not apply to the context of the passage its in. After I finish a chapter, I often feel I've wasted a great amount of time only to learn a few new things. This book clearly lacks an organized system of idea introduction, explanation/expansion, and application. This brings me to my second point.
Through my studies, I’ve noticed this book throws detrimental situations at the reader before they have been covered. Things like Flail Chest, Pneumothorax, and Battle's sign are in the Ch. 8 Patient Assessment review questions before being defined or explained. Educational material of the following are found in later chapters; 22 Trauma Overview; Ch. 25 Face and Neck Injuries; and Ch. 27 Chest Injuries. Most of my education so far has come from watching YouTube videos and painstaking internet research on the poorly presented bits of information in this book.
This book is established by the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons for the use of training and preparing EMTs for the field. Due to the nature of potential life threatening situations, I feel this book needs to be examined and revised into a more effective tool for education.
 

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I had to read this book for my EMT class. It was very repetitive and included a lot of information I felt could be left out. For example, the anatomy and physiology in this book was comparable to my college-level anatomy class I took in High School. Also it had so much information for 10-20 pages about anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology, and then only a tiny section at the end on what we can actually do for it and 99% of the time that is just oxygen and transport. Skills were not emphasized as much as I would have liked them to have been. All-in-all, I have never used much of the information I actually learned from this book in the field.  

Contents

Preparatory 2
EMS Systems 4
Cardiac Monitoring 1490
CHAPTER2 Workforce Safety and Wellness 32
Medical Legal and Ethical Issues 78
Communications
The Human Body 142
Life Span Development 200
Respiratory Emergencies 474
Cardiovascular Emergencies 524
Neurologic Emergencies 566
Gastrointestinal and Urologic
Endocrine and Hematologic
Immunologic Emergencies 646
Toxicology 668
Psychiatric Emergencies 700

Pharmacology 218
Airway
Skill Drill 71 Oral Medication Administration 233
Patient Assessment 250
Skill Drill 91 Performing Pulse Oximetry 335
Airway Management 3 18
Skill Drill 99 Using the CPAP 364
Suctioning 343
Shock 380
Causes of Shock 384
Shock
Skill Drill 116 Performing CPR on a Child 435
BLS Resuscitation 412
Medical Overview 452
Medical 450
Skill Drill 131 Assisting a Patient With
Gynecologic Emergencies
Skill Drill 181 Using an EpiPen Autoinjector 656
Skill Drill 242 Stabilizing an Impaled Object 820
Skill Drill 261 Performing Manual InLine
Skill Drill 263 Immobilizing a Patient Found in
Skill Drill 265 Application of a Cervical Collar 917
Radiation Exposure 1076
Emergency Care for Drowning or Diving
Special Patient
IR 2 Geriatric Emergencies 1214
Neurologic Emergencies 566
Lifting and Moving Patients 1284
Bariatrics 1312
ALS Techniques 1460
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