EMT Exam Prep: Focused Prep for the NREMT Cognitive Exam

EMT Exam Prep: Focused Prep for the NREMT Cognitive Exam

by Kaplan Medical

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506279435
Publisher: Kaplan Publishing
Publication date: 04/06/2021
Series: Kaplan Test Prep
Edition description: Fifth Edition
Pages: 312
Sales rank: 249,099
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jessica Edwards, NRP, (Phoenix/AZ)has been in the emergency services field for 15 years, starting off as an EMT for 10 years before moving forward to become a paramedic. Since 2010, she has become an EMS instructor, an American Heart Association instructor for multiple disciplines, and a senior instructor for the EMT-Basic class at Gateway Community College in Phoenix, AZ.

Table of Contents

How to Use This Book xi

Section 1 The Basics

Chapter 1 Inside the EMT Cognitive Exam 3

Becoming an EMT-Basic 4

Passing the Cognitive Exam 5

Section 2 EMT Review

Chapter 2 Well-Being of the EMT 13

Risks of the Job 13

Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues 15

Patient Consent 16

Litigation and the Good Samaritan Law 17

Crime Scenes 18

Practice Set 20

Answers and Explanations 22

Chapter 3 Anatomy and Physiology 23

Anatomical Terminology 23

Musculoskeletal System 27

Respiratory and Circulatory Systems 32

Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary Systems 37

Nervous and Endocrine Systems 41

Integumentary System 45

Practice Set 46

Answers and Explanations 49

Chapter 4 Patient Assessment and Documentation 53

Patient Assessment 53

Documentation 65

Practice Set 70

Answers and Explanations 75

Chapter 5 Respiratory Emergencies and Airway Management 79

How Respiratory Emergencies Happen 79

Respiratory Assessment 80

Respiratory Emergencies 88

Airway Management 95

Practice Set 101

Answers and Explanations 104

Chapter 6 Medical Emergencies 107

Pharmacology 107

Cardiovascular Emergencies 110

Altered Mental Status and Strokes 116

Shock and Sepsis 119

Diabetes, Seizures, and Allergies 122

Poisoning and Overdose 129

Environmental Emergencies 131

Behavioral Emergencies 137

Obstetric and Gynecological Emergencies 143

Practice Set 151

Answers and Explanations 159

Chapter 7 Trauma Emergencies 163

The Science of Trauma 163

Bleeding and Shock 169

Soft Tissue Injuries and Burns 174

Injuries to the Musculoskeletal System 182

Injuries to the Head and Spine 184

Injuries to the Eyes, Face, and Neck 189

Injuries to the Chest, Abdomen, and Genitalia 190

Practice Set 194

Answers and Explanations 199

Chapter 8 Pediatrics 203

Assessment 203

Airway, Breathing, and Circulation 207

Special Conditions 209

Practice Set 216

Answers and Explanations 218

Chapter 9 Ambulance Operations 221

Preparing for a Call 221

From Dispatch to Arrival on Scene 224

En Route to the Receiving Facility 229

Communication and Confidentiality 231

Patient Drop-Off and Post-Run 232

Special Situations 234

Practice Set 237

Answers and Explanations 239

Section 3 Full-Length Practice Test and Explanations

Practice Test 246

Answer Key 264

Answers and Explanations 266

Your Practice Test Score 278

Section 4 EMT-Basic Resources

Glossary 281

State EMS Certification Links 291

Answer Key for Test Yourself Questions 297

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