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Community Health Paramedicine Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access

Author(s): American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • ISBN-13: 9781284040968
  • ISBN-10:1284040968
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     524 pages      © 2018
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Chapter 12 - Patient Assessment

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Since the early 1970s, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has been a champion for EMS education and better patient care. Today, the AAOS is expanding this mission by setting the standard for EMS providers transitioning into the emerging field of community paramedicine.

Community paramedicine expands the role of EMS professionals to help fill a critical gap in the health care system—responding to the medical needs of underserved communities and ultimately improving the quality of life and health for these populations.  From managing chronic disease to preventive care to coordinating health services, the community paramedic collaborates with a dedicated team of health care professionals to address health problems within their communities, reduce hospital readmissions, prevent unnecessary ambulance transports, and keep patients where they want to be: in their homes.

Based on nationally recognized and field-tested curricula from across the country, Community Health Paramedicine offers clarity and precision in a concise format that ensures comprehension and encourages critical thinking. This innovative training solution prepares experienced paramedics to expand their role within their existing scope of practice, including:

  • Assisting the primary care physician in providing preventive patient care
  • Establishing a successful therapeutic relationship with the patient
  • Navigating the patient to appropriate social services  
  • Coaching the patient to achieve self-management goals

Current, State-of-the-Art Medical Content

Community Health Paramedicine is based on nationally recognized and field-tested curricula and reflects the collective expertise of its top-flight authors and editors. This groundbreaking text offers evidence-based care protocols supported by the medical literature, thoroughly preparing students for certification and ensuring that new community paramedics are well-equipped for the field.

Application to the Field

Through patient case studies in each chapter, Community Health Paramedicine gives students real-world context to apply the knowledge gained in the chapter, clarifying how the information is used to care for patients in the field, and pushing students to engage in critical thinking and discussion.

Today, the AAOS suite of EMS educational resources, from first aid and CPR to critical care transport, is the gold standard in training programs by offering exceptional content and instructional resources that meet the diverse needs of today’s educators and students.

1  Introduction to Community Paramedicine
2  Personal Safety and Wellness
3  Professional Boundaries
4  Interactions
5  Ethics
6  The Role of the Community Paramedic in Public Health
7  Social Determinates of Health
8  Cultural Competence
9  Community Needs Assessment
10  Patient Needs Assessment
11  Pathophysiology
12  Patient Assessment
13  Lab Values
14  Plan of Care
15  Chronic Disease Management
16  Mental Health
17  Communication Strategies for Children with Special Needs
18  Geriatrics
19  Hospice and Palliative Care
20  Nutrition
21  Pharmacology
22  Immunizations

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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Online Instructor's ToolKit

ISBN-13: 9781284134216

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  • Lecture presentation slides
  • Lecture outlines 
  • Skill Drills
  • Approximate lecture times

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Navigate 2 Advantage Access for Community Health Paramedicine

ISBN-13: 9781284134124

Advantage Access to Navigate 2 unlocks engaging tools that enable students and instructors to chart a swift path to success. The online learning resources include a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, and learning analytics dashboards.