Emergency Care 13/e


Daniel Limmer, Michael O'Keefe

Help students think like EMTs with the gold standard for EMT training!

For over 30 years, Emergency Care has provided generations of EMT students with the practical information they need to succeed in the classroom and in the field. Updated with the latest research and developments in emergency medical services, this edition meets the 2010 American Heart Association guidelines for CPR and ECC.

Using the National EMS Education Standards as a foundation, Emergency Care goes beyond the Standards to provide the most current, accurate reflection of EMS practice today. The text integrates scientific principles in an easy-to-understand way, with a host of critical-thinking features that help students learn to think like EMTs.


  • Core Concepts list the key points addressed in each chapter to help students anticipate chapter content, and guide their studies. Chapter-opening Objectives are based on the National EMS Education Standards.
  • Critical Decision Making exercises appear throughout the text. This scenario-based feature helps students learn how to make patient-care decisions while at the scene.
  • Decision Points call out key decisions that made during assessment and care of a patient.
  • DOT Objectives are listed and follow the DOT numbering system. Each chapter lists the US DOT objectives along with page references that make it easy to see where the objectives are covered.
  • FYI sections broaden students' understanding of individual topics. These sections provide material that goes beyond the DOT objectives.
  • Inside/Outside boxes call out relevant pathophysiology for a condition or series of conditions, helping students understand disease prevention and treatment.
  • Patient Assessment and Care describes the assessment and treatment for particular types of patients, disorders, or injuries. They include important signs and symptoms, as well as key steps of care.
  • Point of View photos and stories capture the patient's perspective and recount experiences of EMS care from the patient's point of view.
  • Scans summarize step-by-step procedures using easy-to-reference illustrations. Medication Scans provide information needed to help administer medications. Procedure Scans list and describe how to perform particular procedures.
  • Street Scenes place book knowledge within the context of real-life calls. Questions within this feature prompt readers to test their knowledge using realistic situations.
  • Voices marginal features offer insights or facts from EMTs in the field.
  • Chapter Review sections include a summary of key points; key terms and definitions; review questions; critical-thinking exercises that ask students to apply knowledge; case studies; and more.
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SpecificationsBrady / Pearson Education, 2016
8 1/2" x 11" softcover
1328 pages, hundreds of color photos & diagrams
ISBN: 978-0-13-402455-4

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