Workbooks for Paramedic Care: Principles & Practice, Fourth Edition. Developed to stay ahead of current trends and practices in Paramedicine, all seven volumes are based on the National EMS Education Standards and the accompanying Paramedic Instructional Guidelines.
Workbook for Paramedic Care: Principles & Practice, Volume 1, Introduction into Paramedicine
Volume 1, Introduction to Paramedicine, provides paramedic students with the principles of advanced prehospital care and EMS operations, including an overview of the various aspects of paramedic practice as well as an introduction to workforce safety and wellness, EMS research, the EMS role in public health, legal and ethical considerations, and EMS system communications and documentation.
Workbook for Paramedic Care: Principles and Practice Volume 2: Paramedic fundamentals
Volume 2, Paramedicine Fundamentals, covers basic paramedic-level knowledge in pathophysiology, human life-span development, and pharmacology. It also covers key advanced-level skills in intravenous access and medication administration as well as airway management and ventilation.
Workbook for Paramedic Care: Principles & Practice, Volume 3, Patient Assessment
Volume 3, Patient Assessment, addresses the various steps and facets of patient assessment. Current terms for steps of the assessment have replaced older terms, for example “primary assessment” replaces the former term “initial assessment”; “secondary assessment” replaces the former term “focused history and physical exam.”
Workbook for Paramedic Care: Principles & Practice: Volume 4, Medicine
Volume 4, Medicine, covers medical emergencies and includes new material on the use and interpretation of capnography, the role of CPAP in respiratory diseases, comprehensive coverage of cardiology, more information about stroke therapy and similar treatments, current toxicological practices, more material on drug-induced psychosis and similar problems, and a new chapter on non-traumatic musculoskeletal disorders.
Workbook for Paramedic Care: Principles and Practice; Volume 5, Trauma
Volume 5, Trauma, covers trauma and trauma systems and includes current statistics, an updated discussion of trauma systems based upon the most recent American College of Surgeons Prehospital Trauma Triage Scheme, increased emphasis on trauma prevention, and the most recent research on mechanism of injury and its role in trauma triage.
Workbook for Paramedic Care: Principles and Practice; Volume 6, Special Patients
Volume 6, Special Patients, includes coverage of gynecology, obstetrics, neonatology, pediatrics, geriatrics, challenged patients, and patients on chronic technology.
Workbook for Paramedic Care: Principles and Practice; Volume 7, Operations
Volume 7, Operations, focuses on Paramedic-related operational issues and includes a review of ground ambulance operations, new changes in terminology that have been established through the NIMS process, a new chapter on air medical operations, and updated coverage on responding to terrorist acts.