Table of Contents

Section 1 – Foundations

  1. Introduction to Emergency Medical Services and the Health Care System

  2. The Well-being of the EMT

  3. Lifting and Moving Patients

  4. Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues

  5. Medical Terminology  

  6. Anatomy and Physiology

  7. Principles of Pathophysiology

  8. Life Span Development

Section 2 – Airway Management, Respiration, and Artificial Ventilation

  1. Airway Management

  2. Respiration and Artificial Ventilation  

Section 3 – Patient Assessment

  1. Scene Size-up

  2. The Primary Assessment

  3. Vital Signs and Monitoring Devices

  4. Secondary Assessment

  5. Communication and Documentation

Section 4 – Medical Emergencies

  1. General Pharmacology

  2. Respiratory Emergencies

  3. Cardiac Emergencies

  4. Diabetic Emergencies and Altered Mental Status

  5. Allergic Reaction

  6. Poisoning and Overdose Emergencies

  7. Abdominal Emergencies

  8. Behavioral and Psychiatric Emergencies and Suicide

  9. Hematologic and Renal Emergencies

Section 5 – Trauma Emergencies

  1. Bleeding and Shock

  2. Soft-Tissue Trauma

  3. Chest and Abdominal Trauma

  4. Musculoskeletal Trauma

  5. Trauma to the Head, Neck, and Spine

  6. Multisystem Trauma

  7. Environmental Emergencies

Section 6 – Special Populations

  1. Obstetric and Gynecologic Emergencies

  2. Pediatric Emergencies

  3. Geriatric Emergencies

  4. Emergencies for Patients with Special Challenges

Section 7 – Operations

  1. EMS Operations

  2. Hazardous Materials, Multiple-Casualty Incidents, and Incident Management

  3. Highway Safety and Vehicle Extrication

  4. EMS Response to Terrorism  

Appendices

  1. Basic Cardiac Life Support Review

  2. Medical Terminology

  3. Glossary

  4. Answer Key

Index