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Mosby's Paramedic Textbook [With DVD]

Reflecting the 2010 Emergency Cardiovascular Care guidelines, Mosby's Paramedic Textbook, 4th Edition provides a comprehensive learning tool for both first-time and refresher paramedic students. Coverage includes an overview of key subjects such as pharmacology, airway management, medical disorders, patient assessment, and trauma. ALS patient care skills are presented step by step, both in the book and on the companion DVD. New to this edition are nine new chapters, many new topics, and 150 new photos. Written by paramedic expert Mick Sanders, Mosby's Paramedic Textbook follows the National EMS Education Standards and offers complete coverage of the National Standard Curriculum (NSC) for the EMT-Paramedic. A JB Course Manager resource is available to accompany this title. JB Course Manager is an easy-to-use and fully hosted online learning platform. For additional information, or to make your request, contact your Account Specialist or visit
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Table of Contents

Part One: Preparatory 1. EMS Systems: Roles, Responsibilities, and Professionalism 2. Well-Being of the Paramedic 3. Injury Prevention and Public Health NEW! 4. Documentation 5. EMS Communications 6. Medical and Legal Issues 7. Ethics 8. Research Principles and Evidence-Based Practice NEW! Part Two: Anatomy and Physiology 9. Medical Terminology NEW! 10. Review of Human Systems 11. General Principles of Pathophysiology 12. Life Span Development Part Three: Pharmacology 13. Principles of Pharmacology and Emergency Medications 14. Venous Access and Medication Administration Part Four: Airway 15. Airway Management, Respiration, and Artificial Ventilation Part Five: Patient Assessment 16. Scene Size Up NEW! 17. Therapeutic Communications 18. History Taking 19. Primary Assessment NEW! 20. Secondary Assessment and Reassessment NEW! 21. Clinical Decision Making Part Six: Cardiovascular 22. Cardiology Part Seven: Medical 23. Diseases of the Eyes, Ears, Nose and Throat NEW! 24. Respiratory 25. Neurology 26. Endocrinology 27. Immunology NEW! 28. Infectious and Communicable Disease 29. Abdominal and Gastrointestinal Disorders 30. Genitourinary and Renal Disorders 31. Gynecology 32. Hematology 33. Nontraumatic Musculoskeletal Disorders NEW! 34. Toxicology 35. Behavioral and Psychiatric Disorders Part Eight: Shock and Resuscitation 36. Pathophysiology and Management of Shock Part Nine: Trauma 37. Trauma Overview and Mechanism of Injury 38. Bleeding and Soft Tissue Trauma 39. Burns 40. Head, Face, and Neck Trauma 41. Spine and Nervous System Trauma 42. Chest Trauma 43. Abdominal Trauma 44. Orthopedic Trauma 45. Environmental Conditions Part Ten: Special Patient Populations 46. Obstetrics 47. Neonatal Care 48. Pediatrics 49. Geriatrics 50. Abuse and Neglect 51. Patients with Special Challenges 52. Acute Interventions for Home Care Part 11: EMS Operations 53. Ground and Air Ambulance Operations 54. Medical Incident Command 55. Rescue Awareness and Operations 56. Crime Scene Awareness 57. Hazardous Materials Awareness 58. Bioterrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction 59. Putting it All Together: Assessment-Based Management Appendix: Advanced Practice Procedures in Critical Care NEW! Emergency Drug Index

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