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Advanced Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, Second Edition

Author(s): American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
Rhonda Beck, NREMT-P
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  • ISBN-13: 9781449600815
  • Product With Access Code    1518 pages      © 2012
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The foundation for EMS education was established in 1971 when the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) authored the first emergency medical technician textbook. Since then, the AAOS has set the gold standard for EMS training programs with the Orange Book Series. This Second Edition, based on Intermediate Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, raises the bar even higher with world-class medical content and innovative instructional resources that meet the diverse needs of today’s educators and students.

Based on the new National EMS Education Standards for Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, the Second Edition offers complete coverage of every competency statement with clarity and precision in a concise format that ensures student comprehension and encourages critical thinking. New cognitive and didactic material is presented, along with new skills and features, to create an innovative AEMT training solution.

Topics including advanced pathophysiology, acid-base balance, fluids and electrolytes, intravenous therapy, intraosseous access, blood glucose monitoring, and administration of AEMT-level medications tailor this textbook to the new Advanced EMT level. Additional online skills allow this textbook to be customized for every AEMT training program’s unique needs.

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Features & Benefits

Current, State-of-the-Art Medical Content
Advanced Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, Second Edition incorporates up-to-date, evidence-based medical concepts to ensure that students are taught assessment and treatment modalities that will help patients in the field today.

Advanced Pathophysiology
Advanced Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, Second Edition provides a solid foundation in pathophysiology—one of the key knowledge areas required to become a successful Advanced EMT.

Patient Assessment
This Second Edition teaches and reinforces the concept of Patient Assessment with a single, comprehensive chapter, ensuring that students understand patient assessment as a single, integrated process—the way that providers actually practice it in the field. Each medical and trauma chapter reinforces the patient assessment process by highlighting the unique aspects of the illness or injury.

Clear Application to Real-World EMS
Through evolving patient case studies in each chapter, the Second Edition offers students a genuine context for the application of the knowledge presented in the chapter. This approach makes it clear how all of the information will be used to help patients in the field.

AEMT includes numerous pedagogical features to enhance learning and put classroom knowledge into practice:

  • You Are the Provider progressive case studies appear throughout each chapter, allowing the student to walk through a realistic emergency call and its assessment and management. Each case includes critical thinking questions to help the student synthesize the concepts he or she has learned. Chapters conclude with answers to the questions posed within the cases.
  • A Patient Care Report concludes the You Are the Provider case study, showing a concrete example of how an AEMT would document the emergency call presented in this case study.
  • Advanced Pathophysiology. Provides a solid foundation in pathophysiology—one of the key knowledge areas required to become a successful AEMT.
  • Coverage of patient assessment is reinforced and clearly presented in medical, trauma, and special populations chapters with a color-coded head structure emphasizing the five core steps of assessment: scene size-up, primary assessment, history taking, secondary assessment, and reassessment.
  • Skill Drills show how to perform skills step-by-step, and are accompanied by detailed explanations in the chapter.
  • Safety tip boxes reinforce safety concerns for both the AEMT and the patient.
  • Words of Wisdom tip boxes include useful advice from the perspective of an experienced AEMT.
  • Special Populations tip boxes discuss the specific needs and emergency care of special populations, including pediatric patients, geriatric patients, and special needs patients.
  • Key terms are bolded and underlined within the chapter, and defined at the end of each chapter, as well as in a complete glossary at the end of the book.
  • End-of-chapter material includes:
    • Ready for Review, a bulleted summary of the chapter
    • ­ Vital Vocabulary, the chapter’s key terms and definitions
    • ­ Assessment in Action, a scenario and 7-10 multiple-choice questions to test the student’s understanding of the chapter content

Applicable Courses

The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician program is based on the National EMS Education Standards for Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT). Topics include automated external defibrillation, basic cardiac electrophysiology, intravenous therapy, venipuncture, acid-base balance, and fluids and electrolytes. Upon completion, students should be able to properly establish an IV line, obtain venous blood, and utilize AEDs. Topics including advanced pathophysiology, acid-base balance, fluids and electrolytes, intravenous therapy, intraosseous access, blood glucose monitoring, advanced airway skills, and administration of AEMT-level medications tailor this textbook to the new AEMT level. Additional online skills allow this textbook to be customized for every AEMT training program’s unique needs.

  Section  1  Preparatory
    Chapter  1  EMS Systems
    Chapter  2  Workforce Safety and Wellness
    Chapter  3  Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues
    Chapter  4  Communication and Documentation
    Chapter  5  The Human Body
    Chapter  6  Life Span Development
  Section  2  Pharmacology
    Chapter  7  Principles of Pharmacology
    Chapter  8  Vascular Access and Medication Administration
  Section  3  Assessment
    Chapter  9  Patient Assessment
  Section  4  Airway
    Chapter  10  Airway Management
  Section  5  Shock and Resuscitation
    Chapter  11  Shock
    Chapter  12  BLS Resuscitation
  Section  6  Medical
    Chapter  13  Medical Overview
    Chapter  14  Respiratory Emergencies
    Chapter  15  Cardiovascular Emergencies
    Chapter  16  Neurologic Emergencies
    Chapter  17  Gastrointestinal and Urologic Emergencies
    Chapter  18  Endocrine and Hematologic Emergencies
    Chapter  19  Immunologic Emergencies
    Chapter  20  Toxicologic Emergencies
    Chapter  21  Psychiatric Emergencies
    Chapter  22  Gynecologic Emergencies
  Section  7  Trauma
    Chapter  23  Trauma Overview
    Chapter  24  Bleeding
    Chapter  25  Soft-Tissue Injuries
    Chapter  26  Face and Neck Injuries
    Chapter  27  Head and Spine Injuries
    Chapter  28  Chest Injuries
    Chapter  29  Abdominal and Genitourinary Injuries
    Chapter  30  Orthopaedic Injuries
    Chapter  31  Environmental Emergencies
  Section  8  Special Patient Populations
    Chapter  32  Obstetrics and Neonatal Care
    Chapter  33  Pediatric Emergencies
    Chapter  34  Geriatric Emergencies
    Chapter  35  Patients With Special Challenges
  Section  9  EMS Operations
    Chapter  36  Lifting and Moving Patients
    Chapter  37  Transport Operations
    Chapter  38  Vehicle Extrication and Special Rescue
    Chapter  39  Incident Management
    Chapter  40  Terrorism Response and Disaster Management
Appendix  Appendix A  Medical Terminology
Appendix  Glossary  
Appendix  Index  
Photo Credits  Photo Credits  

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) provides education and practice management services for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals. The AAOS also serves as an advocate for improved patient care and informs the public about the science of orthopaedics. Founded at Northwestern University in 1933, the not-for-profit AAOS has grown from a small organization serving less than 500 members to the world's largest medical association of musculoskeletal specialists. The AAOS now serves about 36,000 members internationally.

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Rhonda Beck, NREMT-P


Rhonda Beck has worked in public safety since 1985. Rhonda wrote the first edition AAOS textbook, Intermediate: Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, as well as the second edition, Advanced Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, Second Edition. She has served as a contributor in various other publishing projects. She is a paramedic and EMT-intermediate  and instructs in both of these areas; she also instructs in ACLS, ITLS, pediatric ITLS, PALS, and GEMS, and serves on the Georgia state committee for ITLS.  She was a volunteer fire fighter for 9 years. Many of the emergency and injury photos in Intermediate: Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured and Advanced Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, Second Edition have been taken by Rhonda during her work in the field.
  • "This book is  more in-tune with what needs to be taught to AEMT students than others on the market today."

    Michael Cole
    Jennings County EMS
    North Vernon, Indiana

    "I love the features of this textbook - the Prep Kit, Assessment in Action, Vocabulary and the images! This is a great resource for our students!"

    Ed Eby
    University of New Mexico
    Jemez Springs, New Mexico

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  • Lecture Outlines, providing you with complete, ready-to-use lesson plans that outline all of the topics covered in the chapter. The lesson plans can be modified and edited to fit your course. 

  • Image and table bank, providing you with many of the images and tables found in the text. You can use them to incorporate more images into the PowerPoint presentations, make handouts, or enlarge a specific image for further discussion. 

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

ISBN-13: 9781449632366

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Student Workbook

ISBN-13: 9780763792640 ISBN-10: 0763792640

The Student Workbook contains exercises to reinforce what you will learn in both the Advanced EMT textbook and the classroom. The exercises provide comprehensive reinforcement of the material presented in the National EMS Education Standards and Instructional Guidelines for Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT).

You will find a variety of exercises for each chapter, including:

  • Multiple Choice - Numerous multiple-choice questions prepare you for exams.
  • Ambulance Calls - Scenarios help you develop your decision-making skills by describing emergencies and challenging you to come up with solutions. 
  • Skill Drills - Test your skills with photo jumbles and caption fill-ins. Place photos in the correct order to test your knowledge of a skill and ensure that you know all of the steps of the skill by filling in the captions. 
  • Labeling - Cement your mastery of difficult concepts with illustration labeling activities. 
  • Word Fun - Quiz your knowledge of terminology and spelling with these crossword puzzles. 
  • And More - True/false, fill-in-the-blank, short answer, and matching!

In case you have a question about an exercise, page references to Advanced EMT are provided for every question. Perforated pages make it easier for you to hand in homework assignments.

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ISBN-13: 9781449600822

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Navigate TestPrep is a dynamic online resource designed to help prepare students and professionals for state or national certification examinations by providing a series of self-study modules, practice examinations, and simulated certification examinations using case-based questions and detailed rationales. With Navigate TestPrep, students can create custom practice tests, review key topics covered in certification examinations, and receive instant feedback for each question, as well as an overview of results at the end of the examination.

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AEMT and Student Workbook

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Components of the Package include: Print Textbook, Print Student Workbook, Course Management Tools (Course Manager), Practice Activities at www.AEMT.EMSzone.com, Assessment (TestPrep), Interactive Course Lectures, Experiential Learning