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Table Of Contents

I. Diagnostic Test
Answer Sheet
Answer Key
Answer Explanations
II. Two-Month Cram Plan
III. One-Month Cram Plan
IV. One-Week Cram Plan
V. Preparatory
A. Basics of Emergency Care
1. Personal Protection
2. Body Substance Isolation (BSI)
3. Lifting and Carrying Patients
4. Patient Positioning
5. Medical Direction Physician
Additional Topics to Review
Practice
Answers
B. Dealing with Stress
1. Managing Stress
2. Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
3. Cases Involving Death and Dying
C. Legal and Ethical Issues
1. Consent
2. Confidentiality
3. Refusal of Care
4. Advanced Directives
5. Organ Donation
6. Negligence
7. Abandonment
D. Baseline Vital Signs and SAMPLE History
1. Baseline Vital Signs
2. SAMPLE History
Additional Topic to Review
VI. Airway
A. The Respiratory System
1. Parts of the Respiratory System
2. Adequate Breathing
3. Inadequate Breathing
B. Opening the Airway
1. Manual Positioning
2. Airway Adjuncts
3. Suctioning Techniques
C. Artificial Ventilation
1. Mouth-to-Mouth
2. Mouth-to-Mask
3. Bag-Valve Mask (BVM)
4. Flow-Restricted, Oxygen-Powered Ventilation Device
5. Oxygen
VII. Patient Assessment
A. Assessing the Scene
1. Body Substance Isolation (BSI)
2. Scene Safety
3. Mechanism of Injury (MOI)
4. Number of Patients and the Need for Additional Help
B. Initial Assessment
1. General Impression of Patient
2. Assessing the Patient’s Mental Status
3. Assessing the Patient’s Airway Status
4. Assessing the Patient’s Breathing
5. Assessing the Patient’s Circulation
6. Identifying Priority Patients
C. Physical Exam
1. Responsive Patients
2. Unresponsive Patients
D. Ongoing Assessment
1. Components of an Ongoing Assessment
1. Repeat the initial assessment
2. Repeat Initial Assessment
3. Repeat Vital Signs and Focused Assessment
E. Documentation and Communication
1. Procedures for Radio Communication
2. Minimum Data Sets
Minimum Data Sets
3. Prehospital Care Report
4. Documentation of Patient Refusal
VIII. Medical Emergencies
A. General Pharmacology Lesson
1. Medications on an EMS Unit
2. Medications an EMT-Basic May Administer
3. Medications an EMT-Basic May Assist With
4. Forms of Medication
5. Difference Between Generic and Trade Names
6. Indication and Contraindication
7. Administration Routes
8. Reassessment After Medication
B. Respiratory Emergencies
1. Asthma and Inhalers
2. COPD
3. Upper Airway Obstruction
4. Lower Airway Obstruction
5. Respiratory Distress
6. Respiratory Failure
C. Cardiovascular Emergencies
1. Signs of Angina or Heart Attack
2. Ischemia
3. OPQRST Questions
4. Defibrillation
5. Automatic External Defibrillator
6. Administering Oxygen/Positioning Patient
7. Nitroglycerin
D. Diabetes/Altered Mental State
1. Diabetic Emergency
2. Seizures
3. Stroke
4. Emergency Care of Patients with Altered Mental Status
E. Allergic Reactions
1. Causes of Allergic Reactions
2. Signs and Symptoms of Allergic Reactions
3. Emergency Care for Allergic Reactions
F. Poisoning/Overdose
1. History of Poisoning
2. Types of Toxins
3. Treatment
G. Environmental Emergencies
1. Thermoregulatory Emergencies
2. Drowning and Near-Drowning
3. Bites and Stings
H. Behavioral Emergencies
1. Behavior
2. Assessment and Emergency Care
3. Medical and Legal Considerations
I. Obstetrics and Gynecology
1. Parts of the Reproductive System
2. Labor
3. Predelivery Problems
6. Other Gynecological Emergencies
IX. Trauma
A. Bleeding and Shock
1. The Cardiovascular System
2. Shock
3. External Bleeding
4. Internal Bleeding
B. Soft Tissue Damage
1. The Skin
2. Closed Injuries
3. Open Injuries
4. Treatment of Open and Closed Soft Tissue Injuries
5. Burns
C. Musculoskeletal Care
1. The Muscular and Skeletal Systems
2. Injuries to Bones and Joints
3. Emergency Care of Bone and Joint Injuries
D. Injuries to the Head and Spine
1. The Nervous and Skeletal Systems
2. Devices for Immobilization
3. Injuries to the Spine
4. Injuries to the Brain and Skull
X. Infants and Children
A. Developmental Differences in Infants and Children
1. Newborns and Infants
2. Toddlers
3. Preschool Children
4. School-Age Children
5. Adolescents
B. Assessing Infants and Children
C. Common Problems in Infants and Children
1. Airway Obstructions
2. Respiratory Emergencies
3. Seizures
4. Altered Mental Status
5. Poisoning
6. Fever
7. Shock
8. Near-Drowning
9. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
5. Shunts
XI. Operations
A. Ambulance Operations
1. Phases of an Ambulance Call
2. Air Medical Transport
B. Rescue Operations
1. Basics of Extrication
2. Safety and Equipment
3. Accessing the Patient
4. Removing the Patient
C. Special Operations
1. Hazardous Material
2. Incident Management Systems
3. Mass-Casualty Situations
D. Tactical Emergency Medical Support
1. TEMS Responsibilities
2. Field Care and Triage
E. Weapons of Mass Destruction
1. Agents of Terrorism
1. Orotracheal Intubation
2. Esophageal Tracheal Combitubes
B. Advanced Airway Management of Children and Infants
1. Nasogastric Tubes
2. Orotracheal Intubation
XIII. Practical Skills Examination
A. Patient Assessment
1. Trauma Patient Assessment
2. Medical Patient Assessment
B. Applying a Bag-Valve Mask Device to an Apneic Patient with a Pulse
C. Cardiac Arrest Management/AED
D. Spinal Immobilization
E. Random Skills
1. Oxygen Administration
2. Airway Adjuncts and Suctioning
3. Mouth-to-Mask Ventilation with Supplemental Oxygen
4. Traction Splint
5. Immobilization of a Joint Injury
6. Immobilization of a Long Bone Fracture
7. Bleeding Control and Shock Management
XIV. Anatomy and Physiology
A. Medical Terminology
B. Anatomy
1. Anatomic Terminology
C. Body Systems
1. The Respiratory System
2. The Circulatory System
3. The Skeletal System
4. The Muscular System
5. The Integumentary System
6. The Nervous System
7. The Gastrointestinal System
8. The Urinary System
9. The Endocrine System
10. The Reproductive System
XV. Full-Length Practice Test with Answer Explanations
Appendix: Resources for EMT Candidates
State Agencies
Professional EMS Organizations and Publications
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CliffsNotes EMT-Basic Exam Cram Plan

CliffsNotes EMT-Basic Exam Cram Plan

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It's EMT-Basic Exam Crunch Time!Get a plan to ace the exam—and make the most of the time you have left.Whether you have two months, one month, or even just a week left before the exam, you can turn to the experts at CliffsNotes for a trusted and achievable cram plan to ace the EMT-Basic Exam—without ever breaking a sweat!First, you'll determine exactly how much time you have left to prepare for the exam. Then, you'll turn to the two-month, one-month, or one-week cram plan for week-by-week and day-by-day schedules of the best way to focus your study according to your unique timeline. Each stand-alone plan includes:Diagnostic test–helps you pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses soyou can focus your review on the topics in which you need the most helpSubject reviews–cover everything you can expect on the actual exam: preparatory, airway, patient assessment, medical emergencies, trauma, infants and children, operations, advanced airway, practical skills, and anatomy and physiologyFull-length practice test with answers and detailed explanations–a simulated EMT-Basic Exam gives you an authentic test-taking experienceTest-prep essentials from the experts at CliffsNotes®???2 months to ace the test...???1 month to ace the test...???1 week to ace the test!
It's EMT-Basic Exam Crunch Time!Get a plan to ace the exam—and make the most of the time you have left.Whether you have two months, one month, or even just a week left before the exam, you can turn to the experts at CliffsNotes for a trusted and achievable cram plan to ace the EMT-Basic Exam—without ever breaking a sweat!First, you'll determine exactly how much time you have left to prepare for the exam. Then, you'll turn to the two-month, one-month, or one-week cram plan for week-by-week and day-by-day schedules of the best way to focus your study according to your unique timeline. Each stand-alone plan includes:Diagnostic test–helps you pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses soyou can focus your review on the topics in which you need the most helpSubject reviews–cover everything you can expect on the actual exam: preparatory, airway, patient assessment, medical emergencies, trauma, infants and children, operations, advanced airway, practical skills, and anatomy and physiologyFull-length practice test with answers and detailed explanations–a simulated EMT-Basic Exam gives you an authentic test-taking experienceTest-prep essentials from the experts at CliffsNotes®???2 months to ace the test...???1 month to ace the test...???1 week to ace the test!

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