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Intravenous Therapy for Prehospital Providers, Second Edition

Author(s): American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
Mike Kennamer, EdD, NREMT-P, Director, Office of Workforce Development at Northeast Alabama Community College, Rainsville, Alabama, President/CEO, Kennamer Media Group, Inc., Henagar, Alabama
  • ISBN-13: 9781449641580
  • Paperback    152 pages      © 2015
Price: $88.95 US List
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Intravenous Therapy for Prehospital Providers is the only textbook written specifically to teach prehospital personnel about the complex subject of IV therapy.

Proficiency in IV therapy technique is important for most procedures required in advanced life support. Fully revised and updated, the Second Edition includes new content and features.

Second Edition content includes:

  • Revised section on legal issues, including explanations of both criminal and civil law
  • New section on scope of practice
  • New section on disease processes
  • Enhanced information regarding protection from communicable disease
  • Additional information on acid-base balance, IV drip rates, and drug calculations
  • Practical tips for starting pediatric IVs

Key features:

  • Learning Objectives outline the goals for each chapter.
  • Key terms are bolded and defined within the text.
  • Multiple-choice Test Your Knowledge questions are included in each chapter. These questions relate to the learning objectives and answers are provided.
  • Exceeds intravenous therapy requirements set forth in the National EMS Education Standards Scope of Practice document.
  • Suitable for primary EMS education, EMS continuing education, and individual professional development.

Intravenous Therapy for Prehospital Providers can be used in a stand-alone IV therapy training course, or as a supplement in a core training program to provide additional coverage on IV therapy.

Chapter  1  Introduction to IV Therapy: Roles, Responsibilities, and Legal Issues
Chapter  2  Infection Control
Chapter  3  Basic Cell Physiology
Chapter  4  Principles of Fluid Balance
Chapter  5  Causes and Treatment of Shock
Chapter  6  Altered Level of Consciousness
Chapter  7  IV Techniques and Administration
Chapter  8  Age-Specific Considerations

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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Mike Kennamer, EdD, NREMT-P-Director, Office of Workforce Development at Northeast Alabama Community College, Rainsville, Alabama, President/CEO, Kennamer Media Group, Inc., Henagar, Alabama

Mike Kennamer has authored a number of books, instructional videos, and web content for the fire, EMS, and allied health fields. A former EMS instructor and program director, Dr. Kennamer is director of workforce development at Northeast Alabama Community College where he serves as instructional officer for career and technical programs. He is also the President and CEO of Kennamer Media Group, Inc., a company that provides quality writing and photography services.


Instructor's ToolKit CD-ROM

ISBN-13: 9781284046113

The Instructor's ToolKit CD-ROM accompanying Intravenous Therapy, Second Edition includes:

  • PowerPoint Presentations - provide instructors a powerful way to create presentations that are educational and engaging to their students. The slides can be modified and edited to meet instructor's specific needs.
  • Lecture Outlines - provide complete, ready-to-use lesson plans of all topics covered in text. The lesson plans can be modified and edited to fit your course.