Nelson Higher Education

Higher Education

, 6th Edition

  • Nancy L. Caroline
  • ISBN-10: 1284044475
  • ISBN-13: 9781284044478
  • 0 Pages | Best Buy Package
  • Previous Editions: 2010
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
Request a Copy for Review


About the Product

The Paramedic Association of Canada, together with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Jones and Bartlett Publishers are proud to continue Dr. Nancy Caroline’s legacy by introducing Emergency Care in the Streets–Canadian Edition! Dr. Caroline’s work transformed EMS and the entire paramedic field. She created the first national standard curriculum for paramedic training in the United States. She also wrote the first paramedic textbook: Emergency Care in the Streets. In 2007, we welcomed back Emergency Care in the Streets with the publication of the Sixth Edition in the United States. Now, this program has been rewritten and revised by Canadian EMS experts specifically for Canadian paramedics, using the National Occupational Competency Profiles.


  • Chapter objectives and dedicated appendix cross-reference materials to the NOCPs

  • Progressive case studies that lead the student through an emergency call from beginning to end

  • Skill Drills with written step-by-step explanations and visual summaries of important skills and procedures

  • Practical, in-the-field advice

  • Notes from Nancy: words of wisdom from Dr. Nancy Caroline

  • A fully Canadian textbook from cover to cover—written by Canadians for Canadians

Table of Contents

Section One: Preparatory
Chapter 1: Roles and Responsibilities
Chapter 2: The Well-Being of the Paramedic
Chapter 3: Illness and Injury Prevention
Chapter 4: Medical and Legal Issues
Chapter 5: Ethical Issues
Chapter 6: Pathophysiology
Chapter 7: Pharmacology
Chapter 8: Vascular Access and Medication Administration
Chapter 9: Human Development
Chapter 10: Patient Communication

Section Two: Airway
Chapter 11: Airway

Section Three: Patient Assessment
Chapter 12: Patient History
Chapter 13: Physical Examination
Chapter 14: Patient Assessment
Chapter 15: Clinical Decisions
Chapter 16: Communications and Documentation

Section Four: Trauma
Chapter 17: Trauma Systems and Mechanism of Injury
Chapter 18: Bleeding and Shock
Chapter 19: Soft-Tissue Injury
Chapter 20: Burns
Chapter 21: Head and Face Injuries
Chapter 22: Spine Injuries
Chapter 23: Thoracic Injuries
Chapter 24: Abdomen Injuries
Chapter 25: Musculoskeletal Injuries

Section Five: Medical
Chapter 26: Respiratory Emergencies
Chapter 27: Cardiovascular Emergencies
Chapter 28: Neurologic Emergencies
Chapter 29: Endocrine Emergencies
Chapter 30: Allergic Reactions
Chapter 31: Gastrointestinal Emergencies
Chapter 32: Renal and Urologic Emergencies
Chapter 33: Toxicology: Substance Abuse and Poisoning
Chapter 34: Blood Emergencies
Chapter 35: Environmental Emergencies
Chapter 36: Infectious and Communicable Diseases
Chapter 37: Behavioral Emergencies
Chapter 38: Gynecologic Emergencies
Chapter 39: Obstetrics

Section Six: Special Considerations
Chapter 40: Neonatology
Chapter 41: Pediatrics
Chapter 42: Geriatrics
Chapter 43: Abuse
Chapter 44: Patients with Special Needs
Chapter 45: Acute Interventions for the Chronic Care Patient

Section Seven: Operations
Chapter 46: Ambulance Operations
Chapter 47: Medical Incident Command
Chapter 48: Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction
Chapter 49: Rescue Awareness and Operations
Chapter 50: Hazardous Materials Incidents
Chapter 51: Crime Scene Awareness

A Cardiac Life Support Fundamentals
B Assessment-Based Management

Medication Formulary