Since 1971, emergency care and transportation of the sick and injured 12th edition has advanced how EMS education is delivered to help train exceptional EMS professionals around the world. Now the most advanced EMT textbook, this twelveth edition offers a clear, concise, and student-friendly presentation of state-of-the-art medical content.
Chapters present key concepts in context of related topics, giving students a comprehensive understanding of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and medical terminology. Evolving patient case studies in every chapter illustrate the real-world application of knowledge and push students to engage in critical thinking. Patient assessment chapters are presented in a streamlined format to provide students with the most realistic patient assessments they will face on the job. New cognitive and didactic material in each chapter supports the latest EMS competency standards.
With greater emphasis on empathy, teamwork, interpersonal skills, and problem solving, the Twelfth Edition helps students prepare for their first days on the job. New "Street Smarts" features offer additional content on nontechnical skills that improve patient outcomes and EMS provider job satisfaction. The Twelfth Edition also reflects the most recent updates to EMS guidelines, including PPE and CDC updates on safe patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic.