Prehospital Emergency Care, 12th Edition

Prehospital Emergency Care, 12th Edition, published by Pearson, is the most complete resource for EMT training. It helps students move seamlessly from assessment to diagnosis to emergency care for life-threatening conditions and injuries.

  • Meets 2021 National EMS Education Standards
  • New chapter on psychiatric emergencies and psychosocial issues
  • 100+ new photos carefully researched from EMS sources
  • Powerful Pearson MyLab® Brady online course
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Prehospital Emergency Care CTE Program with Digital Resources

Help learners confidently assess and interpret findings and deliver excellent emergency care.

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Meet National Guidelines

The 12th edition reflects the latest and best emergency medical services in the US, including the American Heart Association’s 2020 Guidelines for CPR and ECC, as well as the American Stroke Association’s latest Prehospital/EMS Care Stroke Guidelines.

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Compelling Case Studies

Each chapter opens with a case study, drawing students into the subject and creating a link between the text and real-life situations and experiences. A follow-up at the end of each chapter emphasizes key concepts learned and in-depth resolution.

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Engaging Online Experience

The digital course on Pearson MyLab® Brady is designed to improve student results and offer flexibility for instructors. Students can interact with a library of visual media and individualized practice to build and reinforce skills.

Prehospital Emergency Care CTE Teaching Solutions

  • Procedural Guidance
  • Assessment Assistance
  • Practical Applications

Procedural Guidance

  • Step-by-Step Support
    Step-by-step EMT skills at the end of chapters demonstrate skill performance with detailed instructions and realistic photos.
  • Emergency Care Algorithms
    Emergency Care Algorithms visually summarize assessment and care steps.
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Assessment Assistance

  • Assessment Tips
    Assessment tips and summaries help the EMT conduct assessments and interpret findings for specific medical and trauma emergencies.
  • Pathophysiology Pearls
    Pathophysiology Pearls explain the causes of medical conditions to help EMTs make the right treatment decisions for each patient.
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Practical Applications

  • Drug Profiles
    Drug profiles offer comprehensive specifications for medications that EMTs are permitted to administer.
  • Case Studies
    Case studies link concepts to real situations. Pathophysiology notes in case study follow-ups explain the “why” of symptoms and recommended care.
  • Photos and Art
    Photos work in combination with a unique, beautifully drawn art program to reinforce content coverage and add to text explanations.
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Access and interact with the Prehospital Emergency Care content to promote learning

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Interactive eText Overview

Tour the engaging features of the Bookshelf by VitalSource® Student eText.

Online Platforms for your Prehospital Emergency Care CTE Curriculum

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Pearson MyLab® Brady gives every student personalized tools to succeed. The flexible, online experience combines unrivaled content, assessments, and customization.

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The Bookshelf by VitalSource® eText platform features include search and navigation, bookmarking, note taking, creating personalized study tools and more. Students can access content anytime, anywhere, including 100% offline access.

Additional Resources for Prehospital Emergency Care, 12th Edition

  • Downloadable Teacher Resources
  • Teacher Resource Manual
  • Test Bank with TestGen®
  • Visual Aid Presentations
  • Image Library

Downloadable Teacher Resources

Access the complete collection of Teacher Resources provided for Prehospital Emergency Care, 12th Edition.

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Teacher Resource Manual

The downloadable Teacher Resource Manual includes the following support for program implementation:

  • Course Planning Checklist
  • Objectives Checklists
  • Lesson Handout Files
  • Syllabus Implementation Guide
  • Customizable Lesson Plans
  • Course Evaluation Form
  • Tips for Effective Teaching and Learning


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Test Bank with TestGen®

The Test Bank includes multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, and True/False questions for each chapter. TestGen helps you quickly create paper quizzes and tests that supplement the content in your textbook, without creating extra work for you.



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Visual Aid Presentations

Downloadable PowerPoint® presentations are available for each chapter, providing teachers flexibility for both in-class and remote instruction.



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Image Library

Downloadable PowerPoint® presentations include images and tables from each lesson to easily display while teaching.



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Frequently asked questions about Prehospital Emergency Care, 12th Edition

  • What topics are included in the Table of Contents?

    PART 1: PREPARATORY AND PUBLIC HEALTH

    • Emergency Medical Service Systems, Research, and Public Health
    • Workforce Safety and Wellness of the EMT
    • Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues
    • Documentation
    • Communication
    • Lifting and Moving Patients

     

    PART 2: ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY, AND MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

    • Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology

     

    PART 3: PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

    • Pathophysiology

     

    PART 4: LIFE SPAN DEVELOPMENT

    • Life Span Development

     

    PART 5: AIRWAY MANAGEMENT, RESPIRATION, VENTILATION, AND OXYGENATION

    • Airway Management, Respiration, Ventilation, and Oxygenation

     

    PART 6: ASSESSMENT

    • Vital Signs, Monitoring Devices, and History Taking
    • Scene Size-Up
    • Patient Assessment

     

    PART 7: GENERAL PHARMACOLOGY AND MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION

    • General Pharmacology and Medication Administration

     

    PART 8: SHOCK AND RESUSCITATION

    • Shock and Resuscitation

     

    PART 9: MEDICAL

    • Respiratory Emergencies
    • Cardiovascular Emergencies
    • Altered Mental Status, Stroke, and Headache
    • Seizures and Syncope
    • Acute Diabetic Emergencies
    • Allergic and Anaphylactic Reactions
    • Toxicologic Emergencies and Infectious Diseases
    • Abdominal, Hematologic, Gynecologic, Genitourinary, and Renal Emergencies
    • Environmental Emergencies
    • Submersion Incidents: Drowning and Diving Emergencies
    • Vulnerable Populations: Psychiatric Emergencies and Psychosocial Issues

     

    PART 10: TRAUMA

    • Trauma Overview: The Trauma Patient and the Trauma System
    • Bleeding and Soft Tissue Trauma
    • Burns
    • Musculoskeletal Trauma and Nontraumatic Fractures
    • Head Trauma
    • Spinal Injury and Spine Motion Restriction
    • Eye, Face, and Neck Trauma
    • Chest Trauma
    • Abdominal and Genitourinary Trauma
    • Multisystem Trauma and Trauma in Special Patient Populations

     

    PART 11: SPECIAL PATIENT POPULATIONS

    • Obstetrics and Neonatal Care
    • Patients with Special Challenges
    • The Combat Veteran

     

    PART 12: EMS OPERATIONS

    • Ambulance Operations and Air Medical Response
    • Gaining Access and Patient Extrication
    • Hazardous Materials
    • Multiple-Casualty Incidents and Incident Management
    • EMS Response to Terrorist Incidents and High Threat and Active Shooter Incidents

     

    APPENDICES

    • ALS-Assist Skills
    • Advanced Airway Management
    • Agricultural and Industrial Emergencies

     

    Answer Key
    Glossary
  • What grade levels is this text appropriate for?
    Grades 10-12
  • What types of courses is this text best suited for?
    This program is designed for courses in EMT Training and Certification.
  • What Student Resources are available?
    Available Student Resources include the print Student Edition, the Bookshelf by VitalSource® eText, and student access to the Pearson MyLab® Brady course.
  • What Teacher Resources are available?
    Available Teacher Resources include the downloadable Teacher Resource Manual, teacher access to the Pearson MyLab® Brady course, TestGen® Test Bank, PowerPoint® presentations, and an Image Library.
  • What are the digital license options?
    Pearson MyLab® Brady student licenses can be purchased for 1 year.
    Student access to the Bookshelf by VitalSource® eText can be purchased for 1 or 6 years.
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