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Emergency Medical Technician Exam Review

Emergency Medical Technician Exam Review

ISBN 9781133131267
Edition 2
Publication Date
Publisher Cengage
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Overview
TIPS FOR PREPARING FOR A PRACTICAL SKILLS EXAMINATION. SECTION 1. PREPARATORY. 1. Introduction to Emergency Medical Care. 2. Well-Being of the EMT. 3. Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues. 4. Medical Terminology and Anatomy and Physiology. 5. Principles of Pathophysiology. 6. Life Span Development. 7. Lifting and Moving Patients. SECTION 2. AIRWAY. 8. Airway Management. 9. Respiration and Artificial Ventilation. SECTION 3. PATIENT ASSESSMENT. 10. Scene Size-up and Primary Assessment. 11. Vital Signs and Monitoring Devices. 12. Assessment of the Trauma Patient. 13. Assessment of the Medical Patient. 14. Critical Thinking, Decision Making, and Reassessment. 15. Communications and Documentation. SECTION 4. MEDICAL EMERGENCIES. 16. General Pharmacology. 17. Respiratory Emergencies. 18. Cardiac Emergencies. 19. Diabetic Emergencies and Altered Mental Status. 20. Allergic Reaction, Poisoning, and Overdose. 21. Abdominal Emergencies. 22. Hematologic and Renal Emergencies. 23. Behavioral and Psychiatric Emergencies and Suicide. SECTION 5. TRAUMA. 24. Bleeding and Shock. 25. Soft Tissue Injuries and Musculoskeletal Trauma. 26. Chest and Abdominal Trauma. 27. Trauma of the Head, Neck, and Spine. 28. Multisystem Trauma. 29. Environmental Emergencies. SECTION 6. SPECIAL POPULATIONS. 30. Obstetric and Gynecologic Emergencies. 31. Pediatric Emergencies. 32. Geriatric Emergencies. 33. Emergencies for Patients with Special Challenges. SECTION 7. OPERATIONS. 34. EMS Operations. 35. Highway Safety and Vehicle Extrication. 36. Hazardous Materials, Multiple-Casualty Incidents, and Incident Management. 37. EMS Response to Terrorism. APPENDIX A. ANSWER KEY WITH RATIONALES. APPENDIX B. NATIONAL REGISTRY PRACTICAL EXAM TESTING SHEETS.
Overview
TIPS FOR PREPARING FOR A PRACTICAL SKILLS EXAMINATION. SECTION 1. PREPARATORY. 1. Introduction to Emergency Medical Care. 2. Well-Being of the EMT. 3. Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues. 4. Medical Terminology and Anatomy and Physiology. 5. Principles of Pathophysiology. 6. Life Span Development. 7. Lifting and Moving Patients. SECTION 2. AIRWAY. 8. Airway Management. 9. Respiration and Artificial Ventilation. SECTION 3. PATIENT ASSESSMENT. 10. Scene Size-up and Primary Assessment. 11. Vital Signs and Monitoring Devices. 12. Assessment of the Trauma Patient. 13. Assessment of the Medical Patient. 14. Critical Thinking, Decision Making, and Reassessment. 15. Communications and Documentation. SECTION 4. MEDICAL EMERGENCIES. 16. General Pharmacology. 17. Respiratory Emergencies. 18. Cardiac Emergencies. 19. Diabetic Emergencies and Altered Mental Status. 20. Allergic Reaction, Poisoning, and Overdose. 21. Abdominal Emergencies. 22. Hematologic and Renal Emergencies. 23. Behavioral and Psychiatric Emergencies and Suicide. SECTION 5. TRAUMA. 24. Bleeding and Shock. 25. Soft Tissue Injuries and Musculoskeletal Trauma. 26. Chest and Abdominal Trauma. 27. Trauma of the Head, Neck, and Spine. 28. Multisystem Trauma. 29. Environmental Emergencies. SECTION 6. SPECIAL POPULATIONS. 30. Obstetric and Gynecologic Emergencies. 31. Pediatric Emergencies. 32. Geriatric Emergencies. 33. Emergencies for Patients with Special Challenges. SECTION 7. OPERATIONS. 34. EMS Operations. 35. Highway Safety and Vehicle Extrication. 36. Hazardous Materials, Multiple-Casualty Incidents, and Incident Management. 37. EMS Response to Terrorism. APPENDIX A. ANSWER KEY WITH RATIONALES. APPENDIX B. NATIONAL REGISTRY PRACTICAL EXAM TESTING SHEETS.

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