ISBN-10: 1284321029
ISBN-13: 9781284321029

EMS Field Guide (BLS Version)

Author(s): Jon Tardiff, Paula Derr, Mike McEvoy
Cover: Spiral Bound
Pages: 130
Edition: 9th
Publisher: Jones and Bartlett Publishers
Published: October 2016

Designed for both beginning and experienced EMTs, the EMS Field Guide (BLS Version) is the ideal quick reference. Now in its Ninth Edition, this field guide has been an essential resource for EMS professionals for over a decade. Whether you're a student, or a 20-year veteran of emergency medical services, this guide gives you quick access to vital information needed to perform your job.

This new 9th edition includes:

  • EMT field determination of death checklist
  • CDC criteria for field evaluation of school aged athletes with head injuries
  • Capnography waveform interpretation for BLA/AEMT providers
  • Comprehensive ACLS algorithms for EMT/AEMT including asthma, traumatic and hypothermic arrest, and post-arrest resuscitation and care
  • Pain assessment charts
  • Updated infectious disease to include high risk biological response including Ebola and MERS
  • Revised American Burn Association (ABA) burn resuscitation guidelines


Additionally, this field guide includes all other charts and references that EMTs and AEMTs need ready access to in the field: APGAR, paediatric vital signs, stroke scales, GCS (infant, child, and adult), pupil chart, CDC Trauma Triage, O2 tank capacities, prescription drugs, abbreviations, spell checker, phone numbers, Spanish translations, and metric conversions.

The EMS Field Guide, BLS Version is the only field guide that addresses the needs of both EMTs and AEMTs under the new EMS Scope of Practice model. This field guide is 7.6 x 1 x 13.7cm and will easily fit in your pocket, it has colour-coded tabs, and is durable. The EMS Field Guide, BLS Version is the resource you'll use while studying, and take with you throughout your career.

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