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Emergency Care Technician Curriculum

Author(s): Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)
  • ISBN-13: 9780763719135
  • ISBN-10:0763719137
  • Paperback    152 pages      © 2003
Price: $119.95 US List
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This one-of-a-kind text, directed at nursing staff development, is an excellent resource for facilities to use to develop their unlicensed personnel into emergency care technicians. Suitable for both in-house staff development courses and stand-alone training programs, this text touches upon every aspect of working in the emergency department, from the essential communication skills needed, to the medical techniques practiced, and even the safety and legal issues that might arise. 

Emergency Care Technician Curriculum


Acknowledgements, page viii

Shelley Cohen, RN, BS, CEN
Health Resources Unlimited
Springfield, TN

Shelley should be given credit as both a Contributing Author and part of the Emergency Technician Work Group.


Features & Benefits

User-friendly style makes this text accessible to entry-level health care workers with a basic understanding of the body.
Glossary of medical terms, which are bold-faced within the text.
Easily-accessible list of medical abbreviations.
Provides a time-saving, cost-effective solution for training emergency department workers.
Ensures consistency in training for all necessary skills and duties of emergency care technicians.
Chapter 1: The Emergency Technician: Roles and Responsibilities
Chapter 2: Communication and Documentation
Chapter 3: Vital Signs
Chapter 4: Respiratory System
Chapter 5: Cardiovascular System
Chapter 6: Trauma
Chapter 7: Head and Neck Injuries
Chapter 8: Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary Emergencies
Chapter 9: Musculoskeletal Emergencies
Chapter 10: Surface Trauma
Chapter 11: Eyes, Ears, Nose and Throat Emergencies
Chapter 12: Psychological and Emotional Issues
Chapter 13: Safety and Violence Prevention
Chapter 14: Legal Issues
Chapter 15: Body Mechanics
Chapter 16: Infection Control and Personal Protection
Chapter 17: Phlebotomy
Chapter 18: Hazardous Materials
Common Medical Abbreviations

Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)

ENA is the specialty nursing association serving the emergency nursing profession through research, publications, professional development, and injury prevention. In the 30 years since Judith Kelleher and Anita Dorr founded the Association, ENA has grown larger, stronger and more influential each year. ENA's mission is to provide visionary leadership for emergency nursing and emergency care.
  • "As an active ED nurse and nurse educator, I knew there was a need for this book by EDs across the country. With changes in support staff responsibilities, we need a formal approach to training the Unlicensed Assistive Person that works in the ED. This textbook is a must for everyone involved in orienting and training. With this new resources we are in a better position to guide the ECT to success in their role."

    Shelley Cohen, RN, BS, CEN
    Health Resources Unlimited


    "I have read your new book Emergency Care Technician Curriculum and I think that is the best book out there right now. You can tell that there was a nurse writing that book! Excellent job, ENA!"

    Stephanie Raby, RN, MICN
    Pasadena City College

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