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Emergency Medical Responder, Fifth Edition
Your First Response in Emergency Care

Author(s): American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • ISBN-13: 9781449693008
  • ISBN-10:1449693008
  • Product With Access Code    514 pages      © 2011
Price: $127.95 US List
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Based on the new National EMS Education Standards and endorsed by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Fifth Edition of our core first responder textbook offers complete coverage of every competency statement with clarity and precision in a concise format that ensures student comprehension and encourages critical thinking. The experienced author team and the AAOS medical editors have transformed the Education Standards into a training program that reflects best practices in prehospital medicine. Current, state of the art medical content has been incorporated along with new cognitive and didactic material, and skills and features, to create a robust and innovative training solution for your course that will engage student’s minds.

Interactive resources, including online testing and assessment materials, learning management system, and eLearning student resources, allow you the flexibility to build the course that works best for you and your students. The Fifth Edition is the only way to prepare law enforcement personnel, fire fighters, rescue squad personnel, athletic trainers, college students, and laypersons for the challenges they will face in the field.

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The "sandbox" environment is designed to allow instructors the opportunity to test system functionality. The entire site automatically resets to its original appearance every 5 hours.   Take a tour of a "live" sample chapter or lesson right from your desktop by clicking the "sandbox" link. Use the posted username and password to log in.

Features & Benefits

Concept Reinforcement: The Fifth Edition is built on the premise that students need a solid foundation in the basics and then appropriate reinforcement. For example, the Patient Assessment chapter fully details every step of the patient assessment process. Each medical and trauma chapter then revisits this process and discusses elements of patient assessment that may require extra attention when presented with particular emergencies.

Clear Application to Real-World Medical Response: Each chapter in the Fifth Edition includes four independent case studies that offer students a genuine context for the application of knowledge presented in each chapter. This approach makes it clear how the information learned in the chapter will be used to help patients in the field.

NEW! A full chapter on Environmental Emergencies addresses response to heat, cold, and drowning emergencies.

Section  1  Preparatory
  Chapter  1  EMS Systems
  Chapter  2  Workforce Safety and Wellness
  Chapter  3  Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues
  Chapter  4  Communications and Documentation
  Chapter  5  The Human Body
Section  2  Airway
  Chapter  6  Airway Management
  Chapter  7  Professional Rescuer CPR
Section  3  Assessment
  Chapter  8  Patient Assessment
Section  4  Medical
  Chapter  9  Medical Emergencies
  Chapter  10  Poisoning and Substance Abuse
  Chapter  11  Behavioral Emergencies
  Chapter  12  Environmental Emergencies
Section  5  Trauma
  Chapter  13  Bleeding, Shock, and Soft-Tissue Injuries
  Chapter  14  Injuries to Muscles and Bones
Section  6  Special Patient Populations
  Chapter  15  Childbirth
  Chapter  16  Pediatric Emergencies
  Chapter  17  Geriatric Emergencies
Section  7  EMS Operations
  Chapter  18  Lifting and Moving Patients
  Chapter  19  Transport Operations
  Chapter  20  Vehicle Extrication and Special Rescue
  Chapter  21  Incident Management

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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  • "This is our first year using Jones & Bartlett’s products, and our students’ achievement has been dramatic. In our EMR programs, those students who advanced to their final examinations scored in the upper 90 percent in both didactic and skill areas.
    Our students continue to comment on how much they appreciate access to Jones & Bartlett’s online material and audio book. This allows them to increase their learning, while freeing up valuable time within the classroom to discuss critical concepts and theory. As an instructor, I appreciate the online testing and electronic grade book."

    --Robert Young, EMT-P, EMS / Fire Science Instructor, Las Positas College


Navigate Course Manager

ISBN-13: 9781449628857
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Instructor's TestBank on CD-ROM

ISBN-13: 9781449686086

This powerful evaluation tool allows educators to gauge student competency through both general knowledge and critical-thinking questions. Each scenario-based, multiple-choice question is page-referenced to the Fifth Edition. Educators can originate tailor-made tests quickly and easily by selecting, editing, and printing a test along with an answer key.


Instructor's ToolKit CD-ROM

ISBN-13: 9781449686079 ISBN-10: 1449686079

This Instructor's ToolKit CD-ROM includes:

PowerPoint presentations with embedded video, animations, and check point questions
Lecture outlines
Teaching tips, enhancements, support materials, and preparation guidance
Student activities and assignments
Image and table bank
Skill Drill PowerPoint presentations
Skill evaluation sheets
Answers to end-of-chapter student questions


ISBN-13: 9781449611613 ISBN-10: 1449611613 is specifically designed to complement Emergency Medical Responder, Fifth Edition. This engaging companion website provides a wealth of resources free and available to all, including:

  • Anatomy Review
  • Crossword Puzzles
  • Flashcards
  • Glossary
  • Ready for Review

In addition, a portion of the site is available via an access code included with your purchase of the textbook. Your access code provides free admission to additional interactive and mobile educational resources such as:

  • The Fifth Edition Audio Book in Mp3 format - Listen to your reading assignments during your commute, during your workout, or while you walk the dog.
  • Ambulance Calls and Assessment in Action Case Studies - Put your classroom knowledge to the test with these critical thinking exercises.
  • Chapter Pretests - Get a handle on your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Interactive Skill Drills - Practice your skills in the safety of a virtual environment.
  • Skill Evaluation Sheets - Keep track of your progress.
  • Skill Video Clips - Watch how the pros do it.

Student Workbook

ISBN-13: 9781284048131

This Student Workbook contains exercises to reinforce what you will learn in both Emergency Medical Responder, Fifth Edition and the classroom. The exercises cover the new National EMS Education Standards and are designed to test your general knowledge, encourage critical thinking, and aid comprehension of assessment and treatment skills. Each chapter includes a variety of exercises to reinforce material learned, including:

  • Multiple Choice—Numerous multiple-choice questions prepare you for examinations.
  • You Make the Call —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.
  • Labeling—Reinforce your mastery of difficult concepts with illustration and photo labeling activities.
  • And more—True/false, matching, short answer, crossword puzzle, fill-in-the-blank, and fill-in-the-table activities cover the topics presented throughout the chapter.

Page references to Emergency Medical Responder, Fifth Edition are provided for every question in the Student Workbook. Perforated pages make it easier for you to hand in homework assignments.


Emergency Medical Responder Preferred Package

Bundle ISBN: 9781284049992
Components of the Package include: Print Textbook, Print Student Workbook, Course Management Tools (Course Manager), Practice Activities at, Assessment (TestPrep), and Experiential Learning.

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Bundle ISBN: 9781284050035
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Emergency Medical Responder Premier Package

Bundle ISBN: 9781284050042
Components of the Package include: Print Textbook, eBook/eWorkbook, Course Management Tools, Practice Activities at, Assessment (TestPrep), Interactive Course Lectures, and Experiential Learning.

Emergency Medical Responder Advantage Package

Bundle ISBN: 9781284050059
Components of the Package include: Print Textbook, Print Student Workbook, Course Management Tools (Course Manager), Practice Activities at, and Experiential Learning.