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Essentials of Paramedic Care presents the knowledge of emergency care in an accurate, standardized, and clear manner. This book is based upon the 1998 USDOT National Standard Curriculum for the EMT Paramedic, helping readers prepare to be excellent care providers in any emergency situation. Clearly written and well-organized, this book covers the fundamentals of paramedic practice including pathophysiology, pharmacology, medication administration, and advanced airway management; assessment skills; trauma emergencies; medical emergencies; and neonatal, pediatric, geriatric, home health care, specially challenged patients, incident command, ambulance service, rescue, hazardous material, and crime scene operations. For paramedics and those working in the field of advanced prehospital care.