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At Free-Ed.Net,  buying a textbook is never a requirement for meeting your learning objectives; the Internet, itself, is the largest and most comprehensive  "textbook" ever created.

However, I occasionally hear from a user who wants to know where to buy the book. So, here is that information:

This  is a study guide. It is not a course. It is a complete study guide that shows all subjects covered in a typical two-year EMS program.

If you are thinking about launching a career as a emergency medical technician,  this page shows the range of subjects you will be expected to master.

If you want to dig deeper into the knowledge that  EMS techs have, you can use the topic names are starting points for online research. (Many of these topics are covered in courses and learning resources at Free-Ed.Net).

Phase 1 Preparatory

Topic 1 EMS Systems
Topic 2 Workforce Safety and Wellness
Topic 3 Public Health
Topic 4 Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues
Topic 5 Communications
Topic 6 Documentation

Phase 2 The Human Body and Human Systems

Topic 7 Anatomy and Physiology
Topic 8 Pathophysiology
Topic 9 Life Span Development

Phase 3 Pharmacology

Topic 10 Principles of Pharmacology
Topic 11 Medication Administration
Topic 12 Medication Formulary

Phase 4 Patient Assessment

Topic 13 Patient Assessment
Topic 14 Critical Thinking and Clinical Decision Making

Phase 5 Airway Management

Topic 15 Airway Management and Ventilation

Phase 6 Medical

Topic 16 Respiratory Emergencies
Topic 17 Cardiovascular Emergencies
Topic 18 Neurologic Emergencies
Topic 19 Diseases of the Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat
Topic 20 Abdominal and Gastrointestinal Emergencies
Topic 21 Genitourinary and Renal Emergencies
Topic 22 Gynecologic Emergencies
Topic 23 Endocrine Emergencies
Topic 24 Hematologic Emergencies
Topic 25 Immunologic Emergencies
Topic 26 Infectious Diseases
Topic 27 Toxicology
Topic 28 Psychiatric Emergencies

Phase 7 Trauma

Topic 29 Trauma Systems and Mechanism of Injury
Topic 30 Bleeding
Topic 31 Soft-Tissue Trauma
Topic 32 Burns
Topic 33 Face and Neck Trauma
Topic 34 Head and Spine Trauma
Topic 35 Chest Trauma
Topic 36 Abdominal and Genitourinary Trauma
Topic 37 Orthopaedic Trauma
Topic 38 Environmental Trauma

Phase 8 Shock and Resuscitation

Topic 39 Responding to the Field Code
Topic 40 Management and Resuscitation of the Critical Patient

Phase 9 Special Patient Populations

Topic 41 Obstetrics
Topic 42 Neonatal Care
Topic 43 Pediatric Emergencies
Topic 44 Geriatric Emergencies
Topic 45 Patients With Special Challenges

Phase 10 Operations

Topic 46 Transport Operations
Topic 47 Incident Management and Multiple-Casualty Incidents
Topic 48 Vehicle Extrication and Special Rescue
Topic 49 Hazardous Materials
Topic 50 Terrorism
Topic 51 Disaster Response
Topic 52 Crime Scene Awareness

This study outline is adapted from a two-year college program for emergency medical  technicians. The primary textbook resource is Nancy Caroline's Emergency Care in the Streets, Seventh Edition;  authored by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and Nancy L. Caroline; and published by Jones & Bartlett Learning

David L. Heiserman, Editor

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Revised: June 06, 2015