Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured

Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured
12th Ed.
2021 © Jones & Bartlett Learning
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
Andrew N. Pollak, MD, FAAOS
ISBN-13: 978-1-284-24375-8
eISBN-13: 978-1-284-20439-1
Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Medicine


Since 1971, Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured has advanced how EMS education is delivered to help train exceptional EMS professionals around the globe. Fifty years later, the Twelfth Edition is now the most comprehensive, innovative EMT educational solution ever developed. Concepts of teamwork, communication, and empathy are woven throughout the chapters, challenging students to become more compassionate, conscientious health care professionals as well as skilled clinicians.

Current, State-of-the-Art Content
The Twelfth Edition aligns with current medical standards—from PHTLS to NASEMSO—and incorporates evidence-based medical concepts to ensure students and instructors have an accurate, insightful interpretation of medical science as it applies to prehospital medicine today.

Application to Real-World EMS
The Twelfth Edition delivers the latest medical evidence and alignment to current standards, along with a revised layout to improve readability.

  • • Comprehensive coverage of the National EMS Education Standards and the 2020 American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).
  • • Updated coverage of PPE and CDC guidelines for safe patient care during COVID-19 pandemic.

A Focus on Career Readiness and Employability
For those who care about more than just pass rates, the Twelfth Edition is devoted to addressing the most common job readiness issues reported by employers.

  • • Greater emphasis on empathy, teamwork, interpersonal skills, and problem solving to ensure students are well prepared as they transition into the field.
  • • A new “Street Smarts” feature that helps bridge the gap between the classroom and field environment by addressing nontechnical skills that improve patient and co-worker interactions.
  • • Enhanced content on provider mental health, wellness, and safety.

Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"In 1971, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons published the first edition of this book, which was the first emergency medical technician textbook. Now it is a go-to resource for those studying to become EMTs as well as those already practicing in the field."

-- Angela Cornelius, MD (LSU Health Shreveport) Doody's Review - Previous edition


The audience includes those studying to be EMTs as well as already practicing EMTs. Nearly 250 EMS experts, including currently practicing EMTs, paramedics, EMS professors, and many others, contributed to this book.

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