Prehospital Emergency Care , Tenth Edition, meets the National EMS Education Standards and is the most complete resource for EMT-B 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 areas above and beyond the DOT protocols, the tenth edition effectively prepares students for success. The assessment and emergency care sections provide the most up-to-date strategies for providing competent care; and the enrichment sections further enhance students’ ability to 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.
I have been teaching with “Prehospital Emergency Care” since the 5th edition. This edition has not only added a new chapter and updated content to reflect new practices, it has infused the text with a major slap of more advanced concept pathophysiology.
For instructors and students: the level of pathophysiology (alpha/beta, pre and afterload, SVR, epinephrine’s affect on insulin, RAS, ventilation/perfusion ratio, etc…) is a slow sluggish path to wade through. The National Standards Curriculum does not require such level of specificity and most of the how and why of the pathophysiology will not change the BLS management of a patient. However, there are some questions on the NREMT that relate to these topics.
Many of the images and graphs have been updated, but are still quite repetitive.
The assessment chapter is a nightmare to get through – as it has been. New EMS students cannot digest 15+ assessment algorithms this quickly. BSI is now “Standard Precautions.” There are many changes to oxygen administration.
Even with its flaws, it is still the best EMT training text out there.
Product Details :
- Paperback: 1440 pages
- Publisher: Prentice Hall; 10 edition (July 18, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0133369137
- ISBN-13: 978-0133369137
- Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.5 x 1.8 inches