Fundamentals of Basic Emergency Care, 3rd Edition

  • Richard Beebe Bassett Healthcare
  • Jules Scadden Western Iowa Tech Community College
  • Deborah Funk Albany Medical Center Hospital
  • ISBN-10: 1435442172
  • ISBN-13: 9781435442177
  • 1216 Pages Hardcover 
  • Previous Editions: 2005, 2001
  • © 2010 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $120.50 
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About The Solution

Overview

The third edition of Fundamentals of Basic Emergency Care offers a refreshing yet comprehensive perspective on Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) education for learners, and offers educators a smooth transition to the new National EMS Education Standards for EMT. A critical-thinking learning approach, with interrupted case studies introducing and concluding each topic, presents material in a practical manner. The book challenges learners to think critically, so they will be prepared to make smart decisions under pressure. Throughout the book, real-life scenarios are presented through case studies that support and enhance information presented in the book, giving readers the opportunity to apply the knowledge they learn in the classroom. The book and supplements offer a rich learning solution for new EMTs of any background, and give learners and instructors what it takes to make it on the streets!


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Features/Benefits

  • Case studies teach learners how to think critically and prepare to problem-solve in this fast-paced environment.
  • Street Smart tips provide advice and perspective on providing care in challenging situations.
  • Photographic layouts lead learners step-by-step through essential skills with accompanying skill sheets in the workbook to help them gauge their progress.
  • The book is organized around a call, following the flow of an EMS Response and teaching students how a call unfolds.
  • The Preface includes a How To Use This Book section, outlining the book's features, their use, and their purpose for the learner.

What's New

  • The text follows the new National EMS Education Standards, as evidenced in the highlighted boxes that appear in each unit opener, but can be used by programs not yet transitioned to the new Standards as well.
  • The book is organized around the EMS call, following the flow of an EMS Response and teaching students how a call unfolds.
  • New Topics include: Bariatrics, Children with Special Challenges, Lifespan Development, Pathophysiology and Therapeutic Communications.

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Table of Contents

Chapter One: Foundations of EMS.
Unit 1. Introduction to Emergency Medical Services.
Unit 2. Roles and Responsibilities of the EMT .
Unit 3. The Legal Responsibilities of the EMT.
Unit 4. Stress and Wellness in EMS.
Chapter Two: The Human Body.
Unit 5. Anatomy and Physiology
Unit 6. Pathophysiology.
Unit 7. Lifespan Development.
Chapter Three: Essentials of Emergency Medical Care.
Unit 8. Infection Control.
Unit 9. Basic Airway Control.
Unit 10. Respiratory Support.
Unit 11. Circulation and Shock.
Unit 12. Baseline Vital Signs.
Unit 13. Basic Pharmacology.
Unit 14. Lifting and Moving Patients.
Chapter Four: General Principles of Patient Assessment.
Unit 15. Scene Size-up.
Unit 16. Primary Assessment.
Unit 17. Therapeutic Communications.
Unit 18. History Taking.
Unit 19. Secondary Assessment.
Unit 20. Reassessment.
Unit 21. EMS System Communications.
Unit 22. Medical Terminology.
Unit 23. Documentation.
Chapter Five: Emergency Medical Care.
Unit 24. Resuscitation.
Unit 25. Chest Pain.
Unit 26. Shortness of Breath.
Unit 27. Altered Mental Status & Syncope.
Unit 28. Abnormal Behavior.
Unit 29. Abdominal Pain.
Unit 30. Bariatrics.
Unit 31. Rashes and Fever.
Unit 32. Poisoning.
Chapter Six: Trauma Care.
Unit 33. Trauma Overview-Kinematics and Mechanism of Injury.
Unit 34. Head, Face and Traumatic Brain Injury.
Unit 35. Spinal Injuries.
Unit 36. Chest and Abdominal Injuries.
Unit 37. Soft Tissue Injuries.
Unit 38. Bone Injuries.
Unit 39. Environmental Emergencies.
Chapter Seven: Maternal Health.
Unit 40. Prenatal Complications.
Unit 41. Emergency Childbirth and Newborn Care.
Chapter Eight: Childhood Emergency.
Unit 42. Pediatric Medical Emergencies.
Unit 43. Pediatric Trauma Emergencies.
Unit 44. Child Abuse and Neglect.
Unit 45. Children with Special Challenges.
Chapter Nine: Geriatric Emergency.
Unit 46. Geriatric Emergencies.
Unit 47. End of Life Issues.
Chapter Ten: EMS Operations.
Unit 48. Emergency Vehicle Operations.
Unit 49. Incident Command & Multiple Casualty Incidents.
Unit 50. Hazardous Materials.
Unit 51. Emergency Response to Terrorism.
Unit 52. Vehicle Extrication & Rescue Operations.
Unit 53. Emergency Incident Rehabilitation.
Unit 54. Air Medical Transport.
Unit 55. Farm Equipment Operations.

Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

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Instructor Resources  (ISBN-10: 1435442199 | ISBN-13: 9781435442191)

The new National EMS Education Standards allow educators much more flexibility in designing and implementing their EMS programs. With help from Delmar, this doesn't have to mean more work for you! The Instructor Resources to accompany Fundamentals of Basic Emergency Care, 3E are designed to help you prepare street-smart METs within the guidelines of the new Education Standards. This full curriculum CD-ROM includes tools that help instructors and administrators get up and running as quickly as possible. The CD-ROM includes: • Presentations created in PowerPoint for each chapter, including graphics • Computerized Testbank containing hundreds of questions in certification style • Image Library containing hundreds of graphics and photos from the book • Administration Tools include overview of courses, student and instructor materials, and practical advice for instructors • Modularized Lesson Plans include learning objectives, recommended time allotments, equipment, chapter outlines with slides, skill sheets • Equipment Checklists • Progress Log Sheets to track progress as learners complete the required skills • Quick Reference Guides for National EMS Education Standards and New Edition Correlation Guide • Answers to Text Review Questions • Additional Resources for important information on various topics


Fundamentals of Basic Emergency Care, International Edition  (ISBN-10: 0840031068 | ISBN-13: 9780840031068)

We're serious about preparing your learners for the fast-paced and rewarding role of emergency medical technician! Updated to reflect the new National EMS Education Standards for EMT, the third edition of FUNDAMENTALS OF BASIC EMERGENCY CARE, International Edition offers a rich learning solution for EMTs. The text presents material in a practical manner and challenges learners to develop critical thinking skills, so they will be prepared to make smart decisions under pressure. Throughout the book, real-life scenarios are presented in case studies that support to enhance information presented in the book and give learners the opportunity to apply the knowledge they learn in the classroom. The book and supplements offer a rich learning solution for new EMTs of any background, with an integrated turnkey instructional package to support educators before and throughout their transition to the new Education Standards. This book gives learners and instructors what it takes to make it on the streets!

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Student Supplements

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Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1435442180 | ISBN-13: 9781435442184)

Bridge the gap from classroom concepts to real-life care by using the Workbook to Accompany Fundamentals of Basic Emergency Care, Second Edition. Exercises that appeal to a wide variety of learning styles are presented to help enhance learners' critical-thinking skills. The Workbook includes a checklist for completion of crucial skill sheets from the book, a variety of question types, key terms, review of critical content and more.

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Meet the Author

About the Author

Richard Beebe

Richard Beebe, MS, BSN, NREMT-P is the program director for Bassett Health Care’s Center for Rural Emergency Medical Services Education in Cooperstown, New York. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the State University of New York at Cobleskill, New York. Richard Beebe is also a practicing field Paramedic with the Guilderland Police Department, since 1988. Richard Beebe has a Masters degree in education, is a registered Nurse and a nationally registered Paramedic. Richard Beebe has been an EMS educator for over two decades and is a chapter member of the National Association of EMS Educators. Mr. Beebe is a state and national speaker, author or editor of several textbooks, and has been recently working in a leadership role on the committee for the National EMS Education Standards of the National Association of EMS Educators.

Jules Scadden

Julie (Jules) K. Scadden has been involved in Emergency Medical Services for 19 years. Currently a Paramedic and CQI/Data Coordinator with Sac County Ambulance Service in Northwest Iowa, she is also adjunct faculty for Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City, as well as at Iowa Central Community College in For Dodge, IA. Ms. Scadden also instructs and presents at local and national conferences, and serves on several advisory boards and committees. Ms. Scadden co-authored Fundamentals of Basic Emergency Care, 3rd Edition (Delmar, Cengage Learning, 2009).

Deborah Funk

Deborah Funk M.D., FACEP is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Albany Medical College in Albany, New York where she has been involved in EMS education and medical direction for more than a decade. Having completed an EMS Fellowship, Dr. Funk is a Medical Director for Life Net of New York and is involved in advancing EMS statewide.

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