For courses in Paramedic Emergency Medical Services
A strong, evidence-based foundation in the principles and practices of modern EMS
Paramedic Care: Principles & Practice, 5th Edition, offers EMS students and professionals a foundational guide and reference to paramedicine. Developed to stay ahead of current trends and practices, all five volumes are based on the National EMS Education Standards and the accompanying Paramedic Instructional Guidelines.
Volume 2, Patient Assessment, addresses the various steps and facets of patient assessment. The first two chapters discuss scene size-up and primary assessment. The next three chapters present the techniques of conducting a comprehensive secondary assessment, along with history and physical exam, and discuss communication techniques for doing so. The sixth chapter presents an overview of patient monitoring technologies. The final chapter discusses ways to apply the techniques learned in this volume to real patient situations. Updated with new information on Point of Care Testing, using ultrasound technology in the field, and recommendations for primary assessment, Volume 2 provides paramedic students with the principles of patient assessment.