Basic Emergency Care, 3E
by Richard Beebe,
Dr. Deborah Funk
rich learning solution for EMT-Basics
The third edition of Fundamentals of Basic
Emergency Care offers a refreshing yet comprehensive perspective
on Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) education for learners, and
offers a successful transition to the new National EMS Education
Standards for EMT.
A critical-thinking learning approach, with
interrupted case studies introducing and concluding each topic,
presents material in a practical manner. The book challenges
learners to think critically, so you will be prepared to make smart
decisions under pressure.
Throughout the book, real-life scenarios are
presented through case studies that support and enhance information
presented in the book, giving you the opportunity to apply the
knowledge you learn in the classroom. The book and supplements offer
a rich learning solution for new EMTs of any background, and give
learners and instructors what it takes to make it on the streets!
- Case studies teach learners
how to think critically and prepare to problem-solve
in this fast-paced environment.
- Street Smart tips provide
advice and perspective on providing care in
- Photographic layouts lead
learners step-by-step through essential skills with
accompanying skill sheets in the workbook to help
them gauge their progress.
- The book is organized around
a call, following the flow of an EMS Response and
teaching students how a call unfolds.
- The Preface includes a How To
Use This Book section, outlining the book's
features, their use, and their purpose for the
- The text follows the new
National EMS Education Standards, as evidenced in
the highlighted boxes that appear in each unit
opener, but can be used by programs not yet
transitioned to the new Standards as well.
- The book is organized around
the EMS call, following the flow of an EMS Response
and teaching students how a call unfolds.
Bariatrics, Children with Special Challenges,
Lifespan Development, Pathophysiology and
Chapter One: Foundations
Unit 1. Introduction
to Emergency Medical Services.
Unit 2. Roles and Responsibilities of the EMT .
Unit 3. The Legal Responsibilities of the EMT.
Unit 4. Stress and Wellness in EMS.
Chapter Two: The Human
Unit 5. Anatomy and
Unit 6. Pathophysiology.
Unit 7. Lifespan Development.
Essentials of Emergency Medical Care.
Unit 8. Infection
Unit 9. Basic Airway Control.
Unit 10. Respiratory Support.
Unit 11. Circulation and Shock.
Unit 12. Baseline Vital Signs.
Unit 13. Basic Pharmacology.
Unit 14. Lifting and Moving Patients.
Chapter Four: General
Principles of Patient Assessment.
Unit 15. Scene
Unit 16. Primary Assessment.
Unit 17. Therapeutic Communications.
Unit 18. History Taking.
Unit 19. Secondary Assessment.
Unit 20. Reassessment.
Unit 21. EMS System Communications.
Unit 22. Medical Terminology.
Unit 23. Documentation.
Chapter Five: Emergency
Unit 25. Chest Pain.
Unit 26. Shortness of Breath.
Unit 27. Altered Mental Status & Syncope.
Unit 28. Abnormal Behavior.
Unit 29. Abdominal Pain.
Unit 30. Bariatrics.
Unit 31. Rashes and Fever.
Unit 32. Poisoning.
Chapter Six: Trauma
Unit 33. Trauma
Overview-Kinematics and Mechanism of Injury.
Unit 34. Head, Face and Traumatic Brain Injury.
Unit 35. Spinal Injuries.
Unit 36. Chest and Abdominal Injuries.
Unit 37. Soft Tissue Injuries.
Unit 38. Bone Injuries.
Unit 39. Environmental Emergencies.
Chapter Seven: Maternal
Unit 40. Prenatal
Unit 41. Emergency Childbirth and Newborn Care.
Chapter Eight: Childhood
Unit 42. Pediatric
Unit 43. Pediatric Trauma Emergencies.
Unit 44. Child Abuse and Neglect.
Unit 45. Children with Special Challenges.
Chapter Nine: Geriatric
Unit 46. Geriatric
Unit 47. End of Life Issues.
Chapter Ten: EMS
Unit 48. Emergency
Unit 49. Incident Command & Multiple Casualty Incidents.
Unit 50. Hazardous Materials.
Unit 51. Emergency Response to Terrorism.
Unit 52. Vehicle Extrication & Rescue Operations.
Unit 53. Emergency Incident Rehabilitation.
Unit 54. Air Medical Transport.
Unit 55. Farm Equipment Operations.
1216 Pages -
8-1/2 x 11 in.
About the Authors:
Richard Beebe, MEd, RN,
NREMT-P is the program director for Bassett Health Care Center for
Rural Emergency Medical Services Education in Cooperstown, New York.
He is also an adjunct Faculty member at Herkimer County Community
college in Herkimer, New York.
Richard Beebe has a Masters
degree in education, is a registered nurse and an NREMT-Paramedic.
Richard Beebe has been an EMS educator for over 17 years.
Julie K. (Jules) Scadden,
NREMT-P, PS has been actively involved in EMS for 17 years serving
as a field provider and educator, as a volunteer and career
provider. Jules has worked in urban, Fire-based EMS service, and
rural municipal and hospital-based EMS services. Jules is currently
a Paramedic Specialist, CQI/IT/Data Coordinator for Sac County
Ambulance Service in Northwest Iowa.
She is an active advocate for
EMS, serving on numerous advisory boards and committees at the
local, state, and national levels. She is also one of the founders
and past Secretary of the National EMS Museum Foundation and the
Iowa CPR Education Foundation.
Jules is an EMS instructor
serving as adjunct faculty for Western Iowa Tech Community College
in Sioux City, IA and Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge,
IA, teaching all levels of EMS. She is a frequent presenter at
numerous EMS conferences across the country and writes a quarterly
column titled "Rural Ramblings"
Dr. Deborah Funk, MD is
also an NREMT-Paramedic. She is an instructor for Emergency Medicine
at Albany Medical College in Albany, New York where she has been an
EMS educator for over 13 years. She is also the attending Physician
in the Emergency Department at Albany Medical Center Hospital in
Albany, New York.
Dr. Funk is well known in the EMS
circles for her work as an emergency medical physician. She is the
national medical director for the Advanced Medical Life Support
Program sponsored by the National Association of EMTs and the
National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMT/NAEMSP ).
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