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Module 1: Preparatory

Chapter 1: EMS Systems and Research

Chapter 2: Workforce Safety and Wellness

Chapter 3: Legal and Ethical Issues and Documentation

Chapter 4: EMS System Communication

Chapter 5: Medical Terminology

Module 2: Function and Development of the Human Body

Chapter 6: The Human Body

Chapter 7: Pathophysiology

Chapter 8: Lifespan Development

Module 3: Pharmacology

Chapter 9: Principles of Pharmacology

Chapter 10: Medication Administration

Chapter 11: Emergency Medications

Module 4: Airway Management, Respiration, and Ventilation

Chapter 12: Airway Management

Chapter 13: Respiration

Chapter 14: Ventilation

Module 5: Patient Assessment

Chapter 15: Therapeutic Communications and History Taking

Chapter 16: Scene Size-up

Chapter17: Patient Assessment

Module 6: Medical Emergencies

Chapter 18: Medical Overview

Chapter 19: Neurological Disorders

Chapter 20: Endocrine Disorders

Chapter 21: Respiratory Disorders

Chapter 22: Cardiovascular Disorders

Chapter 23: Abdominal and Gastrointestinal Disorders

Chapter 24: Genitourinary/Renal Disorders

Chapter 25: Gynecological Emergencies

Chapter 26: Nontraumatic Musculoskeletal Disorders

Chapter 27: Immunology

Chapter 28: Toxicology

Chapter 29: Psychiatric Disorders

Chapter 30: Diseases of the Nose

Chapter 31: Hematological Disorders

Module 7: Shock

Chapter 32: Shock

Module 8: Trauma

Chapter 33: Trauma Overview

Chapter 34: Bleeding and Soft Tissue Trauma

Chapter 35: Chest Trauma

Chapter 36: Abdominal and Genitourinary Trauma

Chapter 37: Orthopedic Trauma

Chapter 38: Head, Face, Neck, and Spine Trauma

Chapter 39: Special Considerations in Trauma

Chapter 40: Environmental Trauma

Chapter 41: Multisystem Trauma

Module 9: Special Patient Populations

Chapter 42: Obstetrics

Chapter 43: Neonatal Care

Chapter 44: Pediatrics

Chapter 45: Older Adults

Chapter 46: Patients with Special Challenges

Module 10: EMS Operations

Chapter 47: Principles of Emergency Response and Transportation

Chapter 48: Incident Management

Chapter 49: Multiple Casualty Incidents

Chapter 50: Air Medical Transport

Chapter 51: Vehicle Extrication

Chapter 52: Hazardous Materials Awareness

Chapter 53: Terrorism and Disaster Response


Appendix A: CPR

Appendix B: Rural and Frontier EMS