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CliffsNotes EMT-Basic Exam Cram Plan

ISBN: 978-0-470-87813-2
288 pages
April 2011
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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 physiology

Full-length practice test with answers and detailed explanations–a simulated EMT-Basic Exam gives you an authentic test-taking experience

Test-prep essentials from the experts at CliffsNotes®

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Table of Contents


Levels of Certification.

EMS Agencies.

About the Test.

About This Book.

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.

B. Dealing with Stress.

C. Legal and Ethical Issues.

D. Baseline Vital Signs and SAMPLE History.

A. The Respiratory System.

B. Opening the Airway.

C. Artificial Ventilation.

VII. Patient Assessment.

A. Assessing the Scene.

B. Initial Assessment.

C. Physical Exam.

D. Ongoing Assessment.

E. Documentation and Communication.

VIII. Medical Emergencies.

A. General Pharmacology Lesson.

B. Respiratory Emergencies.

C. Cardiovascular Emergencies.

D. Diabetes/Altered Mental State.

E. Allergic Reactions.

F. Poisoning/Overdose.

G. Environmental Emergencies.

H. Behavioral Emergencies.

I. Obstetrics and Gynecology.

IX. Trauma.

A. Bleeding and Shock.

B. Soft Tissue Damage.

C. Musculoskeletal Care.

D. Injuries to the Head and Spine.

X. Infants and Children.

A. Developmental Differences in Infants and Children.

B. Assessing Infants and Children.

C. Common Problems in Infants and Children.

D. Treating Children with Special Needs.

XI. Operations.

A. Ambulance Operations.

B. Rescue Operations.

C. Special Operations.

D. Tactical Emergency Medical Support.

E. Weapons of Mass Destruction.

XII. Advanced Airway.

A. Advanced Airway Management of Adults.

B. Advanced Airway Management of Children and Infants.

XIII. Practical Skills Examination.

A. 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.

XIV. Anatomy and Physiology.

A. Medical Terminology.

B. Anatomy.

C. Body Systems.

XV. Full-Length Practice Test with Answer Explanations.

Appendix: Resources for EMT Candidates. L

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Author Information

NORTHEAST EDITING has been creating educational and test-prep content for publishers since 1992. The company's experienced authors, instructors, and editors produce print and online test-prep products for students of all ages.

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