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Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, Tenth Edition

Author(s): American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • ISBN-13: 9781284032840
  • Product With Access Code    1566 pages      © 2011
Price: $145.95 US List
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In 1971, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) published the first edition of Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured and created the backbone of EMS education. Now, the Tenth Edition of this gold standard training program raises the bar even higher with its world-class content and instructional resources that meet the diverse needs of today's educators and students.

Based on the new National EMS Education Standards, the Tenth Edition 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 AAOS medical editors have transformed the Education Standards into a training program that reflects current trends in prehospital medicine and best practices. New cognitive and didactic material is presented, along with new 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 Tenth Edition is the only way to prepare EMT students for the challenges they will face in the field.

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Features & Benefits

  • NEW! New chapter on Patients with Special Challenges and coverage of new topic areas, including Life Span Development, Pathophysiology, & Public Health
  • NEW! Expanded progressive case studies - An expanded version of the classic "Orange Book" feature, vital signs tables are now included in each progression, detailed answers to critical-thinking questions are provided, and a complete patient care report reflects the patient in the case, teaching students how to properly document their assessment and management steps
  • NEW! Improved assessment and emergency care tables - New format crystallizes key assessment and management steps to ensure that students understand and retain information.
  • NEW! Medical terminology appendix
  • NEW! Medication formulary - Provides the crucial details that EMTs need to know about the drugs they will carry and help administer
  • Comprehensive presentation of patient assessment
  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  The Human Body
    Chapter  6  Life Span Development
  Section  2  Pharmacology
    Chapter  7  Principles of Pharmacology
  Section  3  Patient Assessment
    Chapter  8  Patient Assessment
  Section  4  Airway
    Chapter  9  Airway Management
  Section  5  Shock and Resuscitation
    Chapter  10  Shock
    Chapter  11  BLS Resuscitation
  Section  6  Medical
    Chapter  12  Medical Overview
    Chapter  13  Respiratory Emergencies
    Chapter  14  Cardiovascular Emergencies
    Chapter  15  Neurologic Emergencies
    Chapter  16  Gastrointestinal and Urologic Emergencies
    Chapter  17  Endocrine and Hematologic Emergencies
    Chapter  18  Immunologic Emergencies
    Chapter  19  Toxicology
    Chapter  20  Psychiatric Emergencies
    Chapter  21  Gynecologic Emergencies
  Section  7  Trauma
    Chapter  22  Trauma Overview
    Chapter  23  Bleeding
    Chapter  24  Soft-Tissue Injuries
    Chapter  25  Face and Neck Injuries
    Chapter  26  Head and Spine Injuries
    Chapter  27  Chest Injuries
    Chapter  28  Abdominal and Genitourinary Injuries
    Chapter  29  Orthopaedic Injuries
    Chapter  30  Environmental Emergencies
  Section  8  Special Patient Populations
    Chapter  31  Obstetrics and Neonatal Care
    Chapter  32  Pediatric Emergencies
    Chapter  33  Geriatric Emergencies
    Chapter  34  Patients With Special Challenges
  Section  9  EMS Operations
    Chapter  35  Lifting and Moving Patients
    Chapter  36  Transport Operations
    Chapter  37  Vehicle Extrication and Special Rescue
    Chapter  38  Incident Management
    Chapter  39  Terrorism Response and Disaster Management
  Section  10  ALS Techniques
    Chapter  40  ALS Assist
Appendix  A  Medical Terminology

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

With more than 38,000 members, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons ( or, is the premier not-for-profit organization that provides education programs for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals, champions the interests of patients and advances the highest quality of musculoskeletal health. Orthopaedic surgeons and the Academy are the authoritative sources of information for patients and the general public on musculoskeletal conditions, treatments and related issues.

More than one in four Americans have bone or joint health problems, making them the greatest cause of lost work days in the U.S. When orthopaedic surgeons restore mobility and reduce pain, they help people get back to work and to independent, productive lives. Orthopaedic surgeons keep this “Nation in Motion.” To learn more about A Nation in Motion campaign, or to read hundreds of patient stories or to submit your own story, visit

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  • "When it came time to make a decision on a textbook, there were several key elements that we used in order to make our choice. It needed to be easy to read and understand. It needed to be the firm foundation that our students could build on to further their careers. It also needed to provide the material in multiple ways for the different learning styles of our students. We found that Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, Tenth Edition met and exceeded those requirements. The companion website, audio book, workbook, and Navigate learning management system have helped us better prepare our students for the 'real' test they will take when they hit the streets. I would highly recommend this text and companion materials to anyone teaching our next generation of EMS providers."

    Ryan Nix, NREMT-P
    Upstate EMS Council
    Greenville, South Carolina

  • "I just received the new Tenth Edition of Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured. I wanted to let you know that this is a text book we can hang our hat on! This is a book that truly contains an encyclopedia of easy to understand EMT care for the new student. I am very impressed. Thank you."
    G. Lee Turpen II, CCEMT-P
    American Medical Response
    Evansville, IN

  • "I am writing to let you know that since our department has been using the Tenth Edition combined with JB TestPrep for our EMT students, our National Registry exam result has increased more than 20%! One year ago, we piloted the JBL materials in half of our existing EMT-B class sections. We simply substituted one textbook for another and added the JB TestPrep. We made no other changes in the way we used course materials, examinations, etc.  The results were impressive. 

    I think you have a wonderful product, and my students regularly thank me for selecting these materials for them. Additionally, many of our Paramedic students are using JB TestPrep to help them prepare for the National Registry examination because they had heard from fellow students how well it helped them on their way to passing the exam.  Keep up the great work JBL!"

    Jeffrey P. Snow, Director of EMC Programs
    Santa Rosa Junior College
    Santa Rosa, California

  • I’m really impressed with your new EMT 10th edition textbook.  The chapters are laid out in an easy to understand format with emphasis on important details.   Each chapter provides a continuous assessment scenario that builds from the chapter which can be a helpful teaching tool for our instructors.  I like the downloadable content and looking forward to the new additions.

    Paul D. Wheeler, TSgt, USAF
    60th Medical Group

  • "I really like the clarity of the textbook, the usefulness of the online resources, including the skill drills and the pretests, and the ability of my students to download the text as an Audio Book onto an MP-3 player so they can continue to 'read' even when they are doing other activities. All of my students are adult learners with jobs and families. They are finding this combination learner friendly."

    Marge Fish, EMT-P, CCRN, MAT

  • "Recently we switched to the AAOS Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, Tenth Edition. We have found the materials to be superior in content and readability. The layout makes it easy for students to locate key information, understand the objectives, and meet the goals of the National Standards. The learning environment is significantly enhanced by the companion website and workbook. I would certainly recommend Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured to any EMT program. The manuscript follows in the footsteps of the legendary 'Orange Book' a classic EMT training textbook. Thank You, AAOS."

    Jeff Pollakoff
    Principle Instructor EMT
    UCLA Center for Prehospital Care

  • "We used the Tenth Edition of the Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured last semester for the first time. We used the textbook, workbook & JBTest Prep. The overall response for the students was very positive – they really like the audio book and the test prep software. Our first time pass rates for the NREMT basic exam are 92%. This is a drastic improvement for our program and a lot of the credit has to be given to the resources that we are now using. So THANK YOU for helping our program find the right combination for student success!"

    Scott Cyganiewicz, BS, RN, NREMT-P
    Associate Professor / Program Director
    Horry Georgetown Technical College

  • "Are there any other sources besides AAOS for EMT training....I think not! We have not had any student who has attempted the NREMT exam fail. I have also had two of our high school students who used the Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured last year compete in the EMT category of the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) and win first place in the Regionals and NJ State Finals competitions! They repeated the same this year with two other high school students who just recently completed the program using Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured.  State champions, two years in a row.....and only started entering the competition last year.  We are very happy with the AAOS resources."

    Chief Barry J. Bruner
    Mutual Aid Emergency Services, Inc.
    Absecon, New Jersey

  • "I am excited to announce that our HSFA students took their NREMT test yesterday and today and we had 100% pass rate on NREMT test, as well as 100% pass rate on their Firefighter test using Jones & Bartlett Learning material. Our students felt confident taking both Firefighter and EMT tests using the Test Prep tool provided with other user-friendly resources.
    Our HSFA students will now be employable immediately after graduation. The Odessa Fire Rescue will be conducting their new hire test on June 11 and our students will be some of the best candidates applying for these firefighter positions in our community.
    I would like to say 'Thank You' for continually supporting our HSFA to be successful and preparing them for the new challenges as a first responder."

    Bobby Valles
    Fire Academy Coordinator
    Odessa College
    Odessa, TX

  • "I just wanted to update you on our Basic EMT classes using the AAOS textbook...We have been using the textbook, workbook, Navigate and Test Prep for our last two classes. The students and instructors like the ability to take quizzes off-site on their own time and access support materials for the class. The instructors love the Navigate component with the grade book, as they can devote their class time to teaching instead of giving and grading quizzes.

    Our National Registry first time pass rate from our last EMT Basic class was 94%, the highest we’ve ever had.

    Your technical support staff is also the best, always willing to help with any issues or questions.

    Thank you very much for your efforts."

    Kim Fladung, Public Safety Services Coordinator
    Warren County Career Center
    Lebanon, Ohio

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Instructor's TestBank on CD-ROM

ISBN-13: 9781449642563

This powerful evaluation tool allows educators to gauge student competency through both general knowledge and critical-thinking questions. Each scenario-based, multiple-choice question is page-referenced to the Tenth Edition. Educators can originate tailor-made tests quickly and easily by selecting, editing, and printing a test along with an answer key.


Navigate Course Manager: Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, Tenth Edition

ISBN-13: 9781449604080 ISBN-10: 1449604080

Access to Navigate Course Manager can be packaged with the Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, Tenth Edition textbook for an additional $10.00.

Combining our robust teaching and learning materials with an intuitive and customizable learning platform, Navigate Course Manager enables instructors to create an online course quickly and easily. The system allows instructors to readily complete the following tasks:

  • Customize preloaded content or easily import new content
  • Provide online testing
  • Offer discussion forums, real-time chat, group projects, and assignments
  • Organize course curricula and schedules
  • Track student progress, generate reports, and manage training and compliance activities

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Instructor's ToolKit CD-ROM

ISBN-13: 9781449696733


The CD-ROM includes:

  • PowerPoint presentations with embedded video, animations, and check point questions
  • Lecture outlines
  • Teaching tips, enhancements, support materials, and preparation guidance
  • Student activities and assignments
  • Image and table bank
  • Skill sheets
  • Answers to end-of-chapter student questions
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ISBN-13: 9780763794057

The Tenth Edition eBook/eWorkbook combines the outstanding content in the Tenth Edition with instructionally sound design in a user-friendly online interface to give students a truly interactive and engaging learning experience. This completely digital learning solution offers the content of the textbook and workbook in one online location. The Tenth Edition eBook/eWorkbook is built upon the adult learning principles of "Know, See, Do, and Prove".

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Navigate TestPrep: EMT

ISBN-13: 9780763795559

Begin the task of studying for your state or national EMT certification examination by concentrating on those subject areas where you need the most help.

This dynamic program is designed to prepare you to sit for your state or national EMT certification examination by including the same type of questions you are likely to encounter in a similar electronic environment.

Navigate TestPrep: EMT provides a series of self-study modules, offering practice examinations and simulated certification examinations using case-based questions and detailed rationales to help you hone your knowledge of the subject matter.

By the time you are done, you will feel confident and prepared to complete the final step in the certification process—passing the examination!


ISBN-13: 9780763795504 is specifically designed to complement Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, Tenth Edition. This engaging companion website provides a wealth of resources free and available to all, including:

  • Anatomy Review
  • Crossword Puzzles
  • Flashcards
  • Glossary
  • Ready for Review

In addition, a portion of the site is available via an access code included with your purchase of the textbook. Your access code provides free admission to additional interactive and mobile educational resources such as:

  • The Tenth Edition Audio Book in Mp3 format - Listen to your reading assignments during your commute, during your workout, or while you walk the dog.
  • Ambulance Calls and Assessment in Action Case Studies - Put your classroom knowledge to the test with these critical thinking exercises.
  • Chapter Pretests - Get a handle on your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Interactive Skill Drills - Practice your skills in the safety of a virtual environment.
  • Skill Evaluation Sheets - Keep track of your progress.

Student Workbook ExpressPDF

ISBN-13: 9780763799038

Student Workbook

ISBN-13: 9781284045093

This Student Workbook contains exercises to reinforce what you will learn in both in the textbook and the classroom. The exercises cover the new National EMS Education Standards and are designed to test your general knowledge, encourage critical thinking, and aid comprehension of assessment and treatment skills. Each chapter includes a variety of exercises to reinforce material learned, including:

  • Multiple Choice—Numerous multiple-choice questions prepare you for examinations.
  • Ambulance Calls—Scenarios help you develop your decision-making skills by describing emergencies and challenging you to come up with solutions.
  • Fill-in-the-Patient Care Report—Gain practical experience filling in patient care reports based on detailed scenarios.
  • Skill Drills—Test your skills with photo jumbles and caption fill-ins.
  • Labeling—Reinforce your mastery of difficult concepts with illustration and photo labeling activities.
  • And more—True/false, matching, short answer, fill-in-the-blank, and fill-in-the-table activities cover the topics presented throughout the chapter.

Page references to the textbook are provided for every question in the Student Workbook. Perforated pages make it easier for you to hand in homework assignments.


Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, Tenth Edition (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9781284032826

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Bundle ISBN: 9781284043150
Components of the Package include: Print Textbook, eBook/eWorkbook, Course Management Tools, Practice Activities at, Assessment (TestPrep), and Interactive Course Lectures, Experiential Learning

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Bundle ISBN: 9781284045192
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Bundle ISBN: 9781284062014
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