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Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Transition Manual: Bridging the Gap to the National EMS Education Standards

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Rhonda Beck
  • ISBN-10: 1449650198
  • ISBN-13: 9781449650193
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
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About the Product

The ideal resource for states needing to transition practicing EMT-Intermediates to the new AEMT level, Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Transition Manual bridges the gap between the knowledge and skills based on the 1985 National Standard Curriculum and those in the 2009 National EMS Education Standards. Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Transition Manual offers focused discussions on critical knowledge areas and new skills. Each chapter opens with a summary of what EMTs should already know about the topic as well as a brief overview of the content that is new or addressed in greater depth in the National EMS Education Standards. Case studies at the end of each chapter help students test their critical-thinking skills and gauge comprehension. This concise program can be used for continuing education or bridge courses to the National EMS Education Standards.

Table of Contents

Appendix A: Drugs Used at the AEMT Level
Appendix B: Mathematical Principles Used in Pharmacology

Chapter 1: Preparatory
Chapter 2: Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues
Chapter 3: Therapeutic Communication
Chapter 4: Life Span Development
Chapter 5: Patient Assessment
Chapter 6: Pharmacology
Chapter 7: Vascular Access and Medication Administration
Chapter 8: Airway Management and Oxygenation
Chapter 9: Shock and BLS Resuscitation
Chapter 10: Respiratory Emergencies
Chapter 11: Cardiovascular Emergencies
Chapter 12: Neurologic Emergencies
Chapter 13: Gastrointestinal and Urologic Emergencies
Chapter 14: Endocrine and Hematologic Emergencies
Chapter 15: Infectious Diseases
Chapter 16: Immunologic and Toxicologic Emergencies
Chapter 17: Psychiatric Emergencies
Chapter 18: Gynecologic Emergencies
Chapter 19: Trauma
Chapter 20: Special Patient Populations
Chapter 21: EMS Operations
Chapter 22: Medical Terminology