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Nancy Caroline's Emergency Care in the Streets / Edition 8

Nancy Caroline's Emergency Care in the Streets / Edition 8

by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
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Nancy Caroline's Emergency Care in the Streets, Eighth Edition is the next step in the evolution of the premier paramedic education program. This legendary paramedic textbook was first developed by Dr. Nancy Caroline in the early 1970s and transformed paramedic education. Today, lead editors Bob Elling and Barb Aehlert, with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, are proud to continue this legacy and set the new gold standard for the paramedics of tomorrow.

This fully updated edition covers every competency statement of the National EMS Education Standards for Paramedics with clarity and precision in a concise format that ensures student comprehension and encourages critical thinking. This iconic text emphasizes the ideal that becoming a paramedic is a continual pursuit of growth and excellence throughout an entire career. Concepts of team leadership and professionalism are woven throughout the chapters, challenging students to become more compassionate, conscientious health care professionals as well as superior clinicians.

Evidence-Based Recommendations and Protocols

Medicine is constantly changing and prehospital medicine varies across states and regions. The content of the Eighth Edition reflects the guidance and recommendations of an extremely experienced, geographically diverse group of 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.

Current, State-of-the-Art Medical Content

The Eighth Edition meets and exceeds the paramedic National EMS Education Standards and reflects the National Model EMS Clinical Guidelines (NASEMSO), the National Registry Skill Sheets and Psychomotor Competency Portfolio, and Prehospital Trauma Life Support, Eighth Edition, from NAEMT and American College of Surgeons' Committee on Trauma. Where applicable, the authors and editors followed additional authoritative sources, such as national stroke guidelines. Last but not least, the Eighth Edition thoroughly addresses the 2015 ECC and CPR guidelines published by the American Heart Association. These updates went beyond a compression rate or depth change; the text has been completely updated to reflect all of the Guideline changes.

Strong Application to Real-World EMS

Students who are studying to become paramedics are focused on helping the sick and injured. They need to know why information is important to learn. Through evolving patient case studies in each chapter, the Eighth Edition gives students a genuine context for the application of knowledge. This approach makes it clear how all of this new information will be used to help patients in the field. Opportunities to apply knowledge equip students to ultimately become better providers. Progressive case studies are followed by a comprehensive summary that answers the critical thinking questions raised throughout the case. The You are the Paramedic cases conclude with a Patient Care Report, showing the student exactly how the presented case would be documented.

New to This Edition!

Based on feedback from program directors and educators around the country, we added two new chapters to the Eighth Edition:
Medical Terminology. Medical Terminology was previously addressed in the Documentation chapter, but educators strongly preferred that we dedicate a standalone chapter to this important topic.
Career Development. Recognizing that the U.S. health care system, and the role of the paramedic in it, are rapidly evolving, we've added a chapter on career development. In addition to discussing the changing and expanding career opportunities for paramedics, this chapter presents nontraditional specialties that paramedics may need in the future to fill evolving roles in the healthcare system.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781284457278
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date: 08/29/2017
Pages: 1640
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Tacoma Community College, Washington

Table of Contents

Section1 preparatory
Chapter1 EMS Systems
Chapter2 Workforce Safety and Wellness
Chapter3 Public Health
Chapter4 Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues
Chapter5 Communications
Chapter6 Documentation
Chapter7 Medical Terminology
Section2 The Human Body and Human Systems
Chapter8 Anatomy and Physiology
Chapter9 Pathophysiology
Chapter10 Life Span Development
Section3 Patient Assessment
Chapter11 Patient Assessment
Chapter12 Critical Thinking and Clinical Decision Making
Section4 Pharmacology
Chapter13 Principles of Pharmacology
Chapter14 Medication Administration
Section5 Airway Management
Chapter15 Airway Management and Ventilation
Section6 Medical
Chapter16 Respiratory Emergencies
Chapter17 Cardiovascular Emergencies
Chapter18 Neurologic Emergencies
Chapter19 Diseases of the Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat
Chapter20 Abdominal and Gastrointestinal Emergencies
Chapter21 Genitourinary and Renal Emergencies
Chapter22 Gynecologic Emergencies
Chapter23 Endocrine Emergencies
Chapter24 Hematologic Emergencies
Chapter25 Immunologic Emergencies
Chapter26 Infectious Diseases
Chapter27 Toxicology
Chapter28 Psychiatric Emergencies
Section7 Trauma
Chapter29 Trauma Systems and Mechanism of Injury
Chapter30 Bleeding
Chapter31 Soft-Tissue Trauma
Chapter32 Burns
Chapter33 Face and Neck Trauma
Chapter34 Head and Spine Trauma
Chapter35 Chest Trauma
Chapter36 Abdominal and Genitourinary Trauma
Chapter37 Orthopaedic Trauma
Chapter38 Environmental Emergencies
Section8 Shock and Resuscitation
Chapter39 Responding to the Field Code
Chapter40 Management and Resuscitation of the Critical Patient
Section9 Special Patient Populations
Chapter41 Obstetrics
Chapter42 Neonatal Care
Chapter43 Pediatric Emergencies
Chapter44 Geriatric Emergencies
Chapter45 Patients With Special Challenges
Section10 Operations
Chapter46 Transport Operations
Chapter47 Incident Management and Mass-Casualty Incidents
Chapter48 Vehicle Extrication and Special Rescue
Chapter49 Hazardous Materials
Chapter50 Terrorism Response
Chapter51 Disaster Response
Chapter52 Crime Scene Awareness
Section11 Career Development
Chapter53 Career Development

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