Emergency Medical Technician: Making the Difference follows the U.S. Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum (NSC) for the EMT-Basic. This comprehensive, yet easy-to-use text is your complete guide for learning the essential skills you need to become a successful EMT. Real-world knowledge. Real-world skills. Real-world situations.
Division One - Preparatory 1. Introduction to Emergency Medical Services 2. Well-being of the EMT-Basic 3. Medical/Legal and Ethical Issues 4. The Human Body 5. Baseline Vital Signs and SAMPLE history 6. Lifting and Moving Patients Division Two - Airway 7. The Airway Division Three - Patient Assessment 8. Scene Size-Up 9. Initial Assessment 10. Focused History and Physical Examination of Trauma Patients 11. Focused History and Physical Examination of Medical Patients 12. Detailed Physical Examination 13. Ongoing Assessment 14. Communications 15. Documentation Division Four - Medical and Behavioral Emergencies 16. General Pharmacology 17. Respiratory Emergencies 18. Cardiovascular Emergencies 19. Gastrointestinal/Genitourinary Emergencies 20. Altered Mental Status 21. Allergies 22. Poisoning and Overdose 23. Environmental Emergencies 24. Behavioral Emergencies Division Five - Trauma 25. Bleeding and Shock 26. Soft Tissue Trauma 27. Chest and Abdominal Trauma 28. Musculoskeletal Trauma 29. Head and Spinal Trauma Division Six - Special Populations 30. Obstetrics and Gynecology 31. Pediatric Emergencies 32. Geriatric Emergencies Division Seven - Operations 33. Ambulance Operations 34. Gaining Access 35. Disasters 36. Hazardous Materials 37. Weapons of Mass Destruction Division Eight - Advanced Airway (Elective) 38. Advanced Airway Management Appendices A Additional Skills B. National Registry Skills Sheets Glossary Illustration Credits Index