Emergency Medical Responder, Fifth Edition
Based on the new National EMS Education Standards and endorsed by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Fifth Edition of our core first responder textbook offers complete coverage of every competency statement with clarity and precision in a concise format that ensures student comprehension and encourages critical thinking. The experienced author team and the AAOS medical editors have transformed the Education Standards into a training program that reflects best practices in prehospital medicine. Current, state of the art medical content has been incorporated along with new cognitive and didactic material, and skills and features, to create a robust and innovative training solution for your course that will engage student’s minds.
Interactive resources, including online testing and assessment materials, learning management system, and eLearning student resources, allow you the flexibility to build the course that works best for you and your students. The Fifth Edition is the only way to prepare law enforcement personnel, fire fighters, rescue squad personnel, athletic trainers, college students, and laypersons for the challenges they will face in the field.
Features & Benefits
Concept Reinforcement: The Fifth Edition is built on the premise that students need a solid foundation in the basics and then appropriate reinforcement. For example, the Patient Assessment chapter fully details every step of the patient assessment process. Each medical and trauma chapter then revisits this process and discusses elements of patient assessment that may require extra attention when presented with particular emergencies.
Clear Application to Real-World Medical Response: Each chapter in the Fifth Edition includes four independent case studies that offer students a genuine context for the application of knowledge presented in each chapter. This approach makes it clear how the information learned in the chapter will be used to help patients in the field.
NEW! A full chapter on Environmental Emergencies addresses response to heat, cold, and drowning emergencies.