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eBooks in the Catalog

EMT Power Practice

With rigorous exam standards and increased demand for full-time paid EMTs, job competition is tough. Becoming an EMT requires passing rigorous written and practical exams. LearningExpress has completely updated this best-selling guide to help first responders meet that challenge and achieve their goals. To successfully pass the EMT-Basic Exam, test takers need all the practice they can get Inside this guide: -Access to ELEVEN practice exams based on the official NREMT exams and the most recent DOT/NHTSA curriculum -A practice EMT Practical Skills Exam -The exclusive LearningExpress Test Preparation System--nine test-taking strategies, from reducing test anxiety to understanding how standardized tests work -Updated information on state certification requirements

EMT Flash Review

Whether you're looking to recertify, begin or advance your career, or simply improve your EMT vocabulary, EMT Flash Review has all the keywords and phrases you'll need to achieve your goal. This helpful guide contains essential terms and their definitions, presented in a simple and effective flashcard-style format It's a handy and valuable tool for any current or prospective EMT. Inside, you'll find more than 600 terms that are consistent with National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician Standards and cover the following key topic areas: Airway, Respiratory and Ventilation, Cardiology and Resuscitation, Trauma, Medical/Obstetrics/Gynecology, EMS Operations Helpful charts and diagrams covering the most-referenced concepts-including the axial & appendicular skeleton, the heart, the Rule of Nines, and much more! Book jacket.

Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency medical technicians are heroes on the move. As first responders, they have to stay calm and act quickly. They also need to operate complex equipment and do everything they can to save lives, all while under extreme pressure. Readers will get a glimpse at the exhilarating life of this heroic career, learning what it takes to be an EMT and what a typical day is like. This information-rich text covers training, specializations, certifications, and the steps necessary for getting involved in this career that counts. Readers will learn about the risks and rewards of being an EMT and are encouraged to think about if they, one day, could join their community's team of heroes. Fact boxes, sidebars, and helpful infographics provide opportunities for additional learning.

Errors and Interaction

Trasmundi combines her background as a cognitive ethnographer with theory of radical embodied cognition and interaction to investigate how healthcare practitioners manage cognitive events in patient treatment and diagnosing that often lead to human errors. This interdisciplinary focus emphasises how professional action underlines various forms of cognitive and social life that involves language, tools, organisational procedures, shared expertise, cultural values and social rules. The book investigates such phenomena which previously have fallen into the gaps between established disciplines of interaction analysis and psychology. In arguing that the multi-scalar constraints of professional action are still underexplored in a naturalistic setting of emergency medicine, Trasmundi uses tools such as multimodal interaction analysis and cognitive event analysis to investigate the cultural and distributed nature of cognition. The book provides the reader with a new take on this heavily investigated topic, both theoretically and methodologically by describing how medical culture affects real-time interaction and how culture itself is shaped by the exact same dynamics.

Confessions of a Trauma Junkie

Ride in the back of the ambulance with Sherry Lynn Jones Share the innermost feelings of emergency services workers as they encounter trauma, tragedy, redemption, and even a little humor. Sherry Lynn Jones has been an Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Room Nurse, prison healthcare practitioner, and an on-scene critical incident debriefer. Most people who have observed or experienced physical, mental or emotional crisis have single perspectives. This book allows readers to stand on both sides of the gurney; it details a progression from innocence to enlightened caregiver to burnout, glimpsing into each stage personally and professionally