The ideal resource for states needing to transition practicing EMT-Basics to the new EMT level, Emergency Medical Technician Transition Manual bridges the gap between the knowledge and skills based on the 1994 National Standard Curriculum and those in the 2009 National EMS Education Standards.
Emergency Medical Technician Transition Manual offers focused discussions on critical knowledge areas and new skills. Each chapter opens with a summary of what EMTs should already know about the topic as well as a brief overview of the content that is new or addressed in greater depth in the National EMS Education Standards. Case studies at the end of each chapter help students test their critical-thinking skills and gauge comprehension.
This concise program can be used for continuing education or bridge courses to the National EMS Education Standards.
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Features & Benefits
- Chapter Opening feature: A boxed feature begins each chapter that includes the EMS Education Standard competency statement(s) pertaining to the chapter and a brief discussion of the topics that are a review to the EMT and new to the EMT.
- Transition Tips: Tips that emphasize the new EMS Education Standards, highlight safety concerns, and provide helpful advice.
- Vocabulary: Vocabulary terms are italicized and defined within the chapter and also appear in a box on the same page the term is presented.
- Skill Drills: Skill Drills are used to present procedures that are new to the EMT.
- End-of-Chapter features:
- Ready for Review: Provides a brief overview of topics covered in the chapter.
- Case Study: A brief case study that concludes with 5 critical thinking questions.
Chapter 1 Preparatory
Chapter 2 Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues
Chapter 3 Therapeutic Communication
Chapter 5 Patient Assessment
Chapter 6 Airway Management and Oxygenation
Chapter 7 Respiratory Emergencies
Chapter 8 Cardiovascular Emergencies
Chapter 9 Neurologic Emergencies
Chapter 10 Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary Emergencies
Chapter 11 Endocrine Emergencies
Chapter 12 Hematologic Emergencies
Chapter 13 Infectious Diseases
Chapter 14 Toxicology
Chapter 15 Psychiatric Emergencies
Chapter 16 Gynecologic Emergencies
Chapter 17 Shock and BLS Resuscitation
Chapter 18 Trauma
Chapter 19 Special Populations
Chapter 20 EMS Operations
Chapter 21 Medical Terminology
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Additional Titles by this Author
- ISBN-13: 9781284042559
- ISBN-13: 9781449641887
- ISBN-13: 9781449642211
Catherine A. Parvensky Barwell, MEd, RN, PHRN, EMT-IT-President, Emergency Training Associates, West Cheater, Pennsylvania, Adjunct Faculty, Delaware County Community College, Pennsylvania
Catherine Parvensky Barwell has more than 25 years experience as a prehospital provider, educator and author. She served as Deputy Director of Training for Chester County Department of Emergency Services for many years as well as Program Director for Hahnemann University’s M.S. in Healthcare Education Technology program. She is currently President of Emergency Training Associates in West Chester, PA, a company she founded in 1991, teaching First Responders, EMTs, and ALS providers in a variety of EMS training programs.
Ms. Barwell obtained her R.N. diploma from Brandywine School of Nursing, B.S. in EMS Administration from Hahnemann University, and M.Ed. in Instructional Systems, Training Design and Development from Penn State University. She is certified in the Commonwealth of PA as a Prehospital Nurse (the equivalent of a nurse paramedic) and as an EMT Instructor Trainer.
In addition to Emergency Medical Technician Transition Manual, Ms. Barwell has authored or contributed to over 30 EMT and paramedic textbooks and ancillary products. She also authored Teaching EMS and The Adventures of Tommi Lance children’s series.