It is massive, weighs a ton, and contains enough information to fill a reasonably sized 150-page text book, the information is just repeated over, and over, and over, and over again. This book is decades old now and should have been revised to the point of near perfection, but instead is surprisingly frustrating to follow. Due to the nature of potential life threatening situations, I feel this book needs to be examined and revised into a more effective tool for education. Terrorism Response and Disaster Management -- Chapter 41. First, there were some errors in the book.
As I continue to touch up and refresh on some things the book seems smaller and smaller the more I read it. It's got everything you need to know though! It is long, but you are going to learn everything you need to know and then some. I originally rated this 5 stars. All-in-all, I have never used much of the information I actually learned from this book in the field. The textbook was first developed by Dr. This wouldn't be a big problem other than that it makes the book massive , since there is actually a lot of really good information in there, if it weren't for the poor layout. And that is what matters.
I will keep mine forever simply as a resource. Principles of Pharmacology -- Chapter 12. To that, the publisher provides online tests and quizzes which contain questions to which no answer is ever provided in the text - a theory which was proven right when neither of my paramedic instructors could locate the answers either. There are just too many different chapters covering the same material. The book itself is huge. A Team Approach to Health Care. Medical Overview -- Chapter 15.
The online resources are actually the way to go for studying, which you will be doing a lot of, if you sign up for this course. Immunologic Emergencies -- Chapter 21. The workbook really helps you understand the material. I can't thank you enough. I like that it is thorough, but it makes studying more time consuming than it has to be.
Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues -- Chapter 4. Life Span Development -- Chapter 8. And yet there are other sections where they gloss over things, without ever explaining them. I also think that it isn't as boring to me because it deals with medicine and medicine is something I am interested in. Unless you have a photographic memory, good luck finding where to look.
I distinctly remember there being 4 or 5 paragraphs of the different pulse points, but I tried looking for it several times with no luck. I can't thank you enough. Principles of Pharmacology -- Chapter 12. On the other hand, there is a stockpile of valuable information in here, and because of this, I passed the course the first time I took it. Bought brand new in paper back format description said the book had access code to Navigate 2, which it did, however when trying to use the code the website explicitly said the code had already been redeemed. All in all, I definitely recommend this book. Still, you would think someone would read through the entire textbook to make sure there are no mistakes.
This much-loved text is unrivaled in its ability to speak directly to the paramedic with both humor and wisdom. Abdominal and Genitourinary Injuries -- Chapter 31. As for the textbook itself. On some chapters you also have anatomy labeling, It's a great resource for reviewing important material. Now, the Tenth Edition of this gold standard training program raises the bar even higher with its world-class content and instructional resources that meet the diverse needs of today's educators and students.
Concepts Are Briefly Reviewed Within Related Subsequent Chapters, Solidifying The Foundational Knowledge And Offering A Context When Studying Specific Emergencies. Skills were not emphasized as much as I would have liked them to have been. Geriatric Emergencies -- Chapter 36. Also it had so much information for 10-20 pages about anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology, and then only a tiny section at the end on what we can actually do for it and 99% of the time that is just oxygen and transport. Life Span Development -- Chapter 8. On one hand, I didn't find the format of this book to be all that helpful.