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Health Care Provider CPR, Fourth Edition

This manual is developed for use within health care provider level CPR training courses offered through the Emergency Care & Safety Institute.

Based on the 2010 International Consensus Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC), Health Care Provider CPR, Fourth Edition is ideal for use within courses designed to certify health care providers in CPR and AED. More than a stand-alone text, this student manual is the center of an integrated teaching and learning system that offers many resources to better support instructors and prepare students. This manual includes:

  • Coverage of the 2010 CPR and ECC Guidelines: Clear, concise direction on how to perform CPR and use an AED during an emergency.
  • Skill Drills: Offer step-by-step explanations and visual summaries of important skills.
  • Emergency Care Wrap-Up Tables: Provide a concise summary of what signs first aiders should look for and what treatment steps they should take.


About the Emergency Care & Safety Institute

The Emergency Care & Safety Institute (ECSI) is an internationally renowned organization that provides training and certifications that meet job-related requirements as defined by regulatory authorities such as OSHA, The Joint Commission, and state offices of EMS, Education, Transportation, and Health. ECSI’s courses are delivered throughout a range of industries and markets worldwide, including colleges and universities, business and industry, government, public safety agencies, hospitals, private training companies, and secondary school systems. ECSI offers world-class training solutions in the areas of:

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Automated External Defibrillation
  • Babysitter Safety
  • Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens
  • CPR (Layperson and Health Care levels)
  • Driver Safety
  • Emergency Medical Responder (formerly known as First Responder)
  • First Aid (Standard, Advanced, Pediatric, Wilderness, and other levels)
  • Oxygen Administration
Chapter  1  Emergency Cardiac Care and the Health Care Provider
Chapter  2  Understanding the Human Body
Chapter  3  Patient Assessment
Chapter  4  Basic Life Support for Adults and Children
Chapter  5  Basic Life Support for Infants
Chapter  6   Resuscitation Adjuncts
Chapter  7  Special Resuscitation Situations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

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American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) exists to support quality emergency medical care and to promote the interests of emergency physicians. The Board of Directors has identified values that serve as the guiding principles for the specialty of emergency medicine. These values, and the objectives that follow, are the foundation of ACEP's planning processes and Council and Board actions. The values of the American College of Emergency Physicians are: Quality emergency care is a fundamental right and unobstructed access to emergency services should be available to all patients who perceive the need for emergency services. There is a body of knowledge unique to emergency medicine that requires continuing refinement and development. Physicians entering the practice of emergency medicine should be residency trained in emergency medicine. Quality emergency medicine is best practiced by qualified, credentialed emergency physicians. The best interests of patients are served when emergency physicians practice in a fair, equitable, and supportive environment. Emergency physicians have the responsibility to play the lead roles in the definition, management, evaluation, and improvement of quality emergency care.

The ACEP was founded in 1968 and is the world's oldest and largest and largest emergency medicine specialty organization. Today it represents more than 28,000 members and is the emergency medicine specialty society recognized as the acknowledged leader in emergency medicine.

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Stephen J. Rahm, NRP

Stephen J. Rahm has been involved in EMS for over 30 years. He is employed by Bulverde Spring Branch Emergency Services—a rural department in South Central Texas—where he holds the positions of senior paramedic, Deputy Chief of Clinical Direction, and Co-Chair of the Centre for Emergency Health Sciences. He is also a faculty member in the paramedic program at the University of Texas Health Science
Center in San Antonio, Texas.

Stephen has authored numerous books, articles, review manuals, and exam preparation programs. In addition, he has served as a contributing author, content reviewer, and consultant for a multitude of courses, programs, videos, and textbooks.

Stephen’s prehospital resume also includes work as a paramedic for Kendall County EMS, paramedic at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, EMT program coordinator for the U.S. Army Department of Combat Medic Training, and an extensive list of lecturing and procedural workshops. Working fluently in both civilian and military settings, he has presented at state and military EMS symposia.

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Health Care Provider CPR Teaching Package

ISBN-13: 9781449629359

The Health Care Provider CPR Teaching Package contains the following items:

  • Health Care Provider CPR Instructor’s ToolKit CD-ROM: The Instructor’s ToolKit CD-ROM includes course outlines, PowerPoint presentations, detailed lesson plans, image and table banks, course examinations, and evaluation forms.
  • Health Care Provider CPR DVD: This DVD provides detailed CPR and AED skills demonstrations that enhance the classroom learning experience for students and assist them through their own practical examinations.