How to Prepare for the EMT Basic Exam

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Barron's Educational Series, 2003 - Medical - 224 pages
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This brand-new manual prepares candidates to pass the EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) basic exam and receive their license as a qualified technician. Emergency medical teams typically work from ambulances, and must be competent to provide initial care and basic life support at accident scenes and during transport to a hospital. Qualifications for this position vary on a regional basis, but EMT certification is nationally recognized. This manual provides an overview of EMT duties and responsibilities, plus 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, as administered by the U.S. Department of Transportation, is also presented with answers and explanations.

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Will Chapleau provides leadership and support as Chairperson of the Pre-Hospital Traumatic Life Support Division, Chicago Heights Fire Dept.

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