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About Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, Twelfth Edition:

Since 1971, Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured has advanced how EMS education is delivered to help train exceptional EMS professionals around the globe. Fifty years later, the Twelfth Edition is now the most comprehensive, innovative EMT educational solution ever developed. Concepts of teamwork, communication, and empathy are woven throughout the chapters, challenging students to become more compassionate, conscientious health care professionals as well as skilled clinicians.

Current, State-of-the-Art Content

The Twelfth Edition delivers the latest medical evidence and alignment to current standards, along with a revised layout to improve readability.

Comprehensive coverage of the National EMS Education Standards and the 2020 American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).
Updated coverage of PPE and CDC guidelines for safe patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Focus on Career Readiness and Employability

For those who care about more than just pass rates, the Twelfth Edition is devoted to addressing the most common job readiness issues reported by employers.

Greater emphasis on empathy, teamwork, interpersonal skills, and problem-solving to ensure students are well prepared as they transition into the field.
A new “Street Smarts” feature that helps bridge the gap between the classroom and field environment by addressing nontechnical skills that improve patient and co-worker interactions.
The enhanced content on provider mental health, wellness, and safety.
Innovative and Flexible Package Options that Work for Your Course

Helpful student resources like an audiobook, interactive lectures, simulations, and videos drive value and cater to a variety of learning styles and needs. Educators are supported by a range of instructional and assessment resources to simplify traditional, hybrid, and flipped course delivery.

Premier Package: Comprehensive education solutions that facilitate student engagement and virtual learning. Premier Packages are customized for traditional classrooms and for flipped classrooms for those that wish to offer a more student-directed learning environment.
Advantage Package: Foundational resources that prepare students to pass the National Registry Exam and enter the field better prepared to interact with the people in their community.
Essentials Package: High-quality materials to meet core content and instruction needs.


Student Workbook Errata Sheet (PDF)

Twelfth Edition Overview (PDF)

Eleventh to Twelfth Edition Updates (PDF)

Twelfth Edition Content Walkthrough (PPT)


Section 1 Preparatory
Chapter 1 EMS Systems
Chapter 2 Workforce Safety and Wellness
Chapter 3 Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues
Chapter 4 Communications and Documentation
Chapter 5 Medical Terminology
Chapter 6 The Human Body
Chapter 7 Life Span Development
Chapter 8 Lifting and Moving Patients
Chapter 9 The Team Approach to Health Care
Section 2 Patient Assessment
Chapter 10 Patient Assessment
Section 3 Airway
Chapter 11 Airway Management
Section 4 Pharmacology
Chapter 12 Principles of Pharmacology
Section 5 Shock and Resuscitation
Chapter 13 Shock
Chapter 14 BLS Resuscitation
Section 6 Medical
Chapter 15 Medical Overview
Chapter 16 Respiratory Emergencies
Chapter 17 Cardiovascular Emergencies
Chapter 18 Neurologic Emergencies
Chapter 19 Gastrointestinal and Urologic Emergencies
Chapter 20 Endocrine and Hematologic Emergencies
Chapter 21 Allergy and Anaphylaxis
Chapter 22 Toxicology
Chapter 23 Behavioral Health Emergencies
Chapter 24 Gynecologic Emergencies
Section 7 Trauma
Chapter 25 Trauma Overview
Chapter 26 Bleeding
Chapter 27 Soft-Tissue Injuries
Chapter 28 Face and Neck Injuries
Chapter 29 Head and Spine Injuries
Chapter 30 Chest Injuries
Chapter 31 Abdominal and Genitourinary Injuries
Chapter 32 Orthopaedic Injuries
Chapter 33 Environmental Emergencies
Section 8 Special Patient Populations
Chapter 34 Obstetrics and Neonatal Care
Chapter 35 Pediatric Emergencies
Chapter 36 Geriatric Emergencies
Chapter 37 Patients with Special Challenges
Section 9 EMS Operations
Chapter 38 Transport Operations
Chapter 39 Vehicle Extrication and Special Rescue
Chapter 40 Incident Management
Chapter 41 Terrorism Response and Disaster Management