AAOS & Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

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 the most comprehensive, innovative EMT educational solution 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. This edition delivers the latest medical evidence and alignment to current standards, along with a revised layout to improve readability.

Based on the National EMS Education Standards and the 2020 Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiac Care, the Twelfth Edition also includes updated coverage of PPE and CDC guidelines for safe patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic. This edition offers learners complete coverage of every competency statement with clarity and precision in a concise format that ensures students’ comprehension and encourages critical thinking. New cognitive and didactic material is presented, along with new skills and features to create a robust and innovative EMT training solution.

The text is accompanied by student and instructor resources, including a student workbook, interactive eBook, audiobook, test prep exercises, test items, interactive lectures, PPTs, videos, animations, and simulations.

Partnership with Jones & Bartlett Learning

Since 1997, the AAOS has proudly partnered with Jones & Bartlett Learning, a division of Ascend Learning, to develop outstanding educational resources for EMS providers at all levels. This partnership has resulted in market-leading resources that provide assessment, continuing education, and professional resources to support EMS providers through every step of their education and career—from first responders to critical care transport paramedics. The AAOS and Jones & Bartlett publish more than 1,000 print and digital products throughout the world to train EMS providers, including the following titles:

Critical Care Transport is like no other textbook in this market. The Second Edition thoroughly prepares medical professionals to function as competent members of a critical care team by covering the material that everyone—paramedics, nurses, physicians, and specialty crew—needs to know to operate effectively in the prehospital critical care environment. This resource meets the curricula of major critical care transport training programs. It covers both ground and flight transport, and meets the 2015 CPR/ECC Guidelines and the objectives of certification exams such as the Certified Flight Paramedic (FP-C) exam administered by the Board for Critical Care Transport Paramedic Certification. Topics include flight physiology, airway management, trauma, lab analysis, and specialized devices such as the intra-aortic balloon pump.

Nancy Caroline’s Emergency Care in the Streets is the next step in the evolution of the premier paramedic education program. The textbook was first developed by Dr. Nancy Caroline in the 1970s and has transformed paramedic education with its world-class medical content, accessible language, and clear approach to patient assessment. This much-loved text is unrivaled in its ability to speak directly to the paramedic with both humor and wisdom. The text emphasizes leadership and professionalism, challenging students to become compassionate health care professionals as well as exceptional clinicians. 

Advanced Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured offers EMS providers a stepping stone between the EMT-Basic and EMT-Paramedic credentials. Based on Intermediate Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, this text provides an innovative Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) training solution. Topics include advanced pathophysiology, acid-base balance, fluids and electrolytes, intravenous therapy, interosseous access, blood glucose monitoring, advanced airway skills, defibrillation, and administration of AEMT-level medications. 

Emergency Medical Responder is the only way to prepare law enforcement personnel, firefighters, rescue squad personnel, athletic trainers, college students, and laypeople for the challenges they will face in the field. The sixth edition meets the 2015 CPR/ECC Guidelines and each chapter includes four independent case studies that offer students a genuine context for the application of knowledge presented in each chapter. Standard topics include workforce safety and wellness, communications and documentation, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and incident management. Key content updates include information on heroin overdose and the use of nasal naloxone (Narcan), excited delirium, bleeding control and the use of tourniquets, spinal motion stabilization, post-traumatic stress disorder, and autism spectrum disorder.

The Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI) is an internationally recognized organization that provides world-class training resources in the areas of first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), automated external defibrillation (AED), infection control, and more. These print and digital resources lead to certifications that meet job-related requirements as defined by regulatory authorities such as OSHA, The Joint Commission, and state offices of EMS, education, and health. ECSI programs are offered in association with the AAOS and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).  

Sanders' Paramedic Textbook, Fifth Edition integrates authoritative content that elicits higher-order thinking, preparing students to thrive as members of a sophisticated health care team. Published in conjunction with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the National Association of EM Physicians (NAEMSP), this edition offers material that aligns with the most current guidelines, standards, and medical research in the field of EMS. The Fifth Edition, based on the National EMS Education Standards, the 2015 CPR/ECC Guidelines, and the 2017 Neonatal Resuscitation Program, present evidence-based medical concepts in a clear and comprehensive format. Detailed coverage of essential skills enables students to meet and exceed the National Registry Paramedic Psychomotor Competency Portfolio.


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