ERIC Number: ED242888
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Emergency Medical Care. A Manual for the Paramedic in the Field.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.
This document is a textbook of emergency medical procedures to be used for training emergency medical technicians. The book is organized into 15 modules, each containing 1 to 10 units. Each module contains information illustrated with line drawings, a glossary, and references. The modules cover the following topics: the role of the emergency medical technician, issues, and legal considerations; human systems and patient assessment; shock and fluid therapy; general pharmacology; the respiratory system; the cardiovascular system; the central nervous system; soft-tissue injuries; the musculoskeletal system; medical emergencies; obstetric and gynecologic emergencies; pediatrics; management of emotional crisis; extrication and rescue techniques; and telemetry and communications. A glossary for the whole volume, references, and a list of contributors complete the book. (KC)
Descriptors: Accidents, Allergy, Anatomy, Asthma, Birth, Blood Circulation, Cardiovascular System, Definitions, Diabetes, Emergency Medical Technicians, First Aid, Guidelines, Heart Rate, Human Body, Injuries, Job Skills, Job Training, Learning Modules, Medical Services, Metabolism, Motor Reactions, Obstetrics, Patients, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Physical Activity Level, Physiology, Postsecondary Education, Rescue, Sensory Deprivation, Telecommunications, Toxicology
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.
Note: For the related workbook, see CE 038 664.