Review signs and symptoms and treatments for opiate overdose, and get the need-to-know points on respiratory distress.
Student Study Guides
Your book is too big and your class lectures were long. Where do you go when you just want the down and dirty facts? Our Study Guides provide just the right amount of relevant clinical information and insights to help you pass the test—and practice clinically as an EMT. Study Guides provide a review of A&P and pathophysiology, along with the signs, symptoms, treatments and clinical facts you need—quickly and accurately.
Pathophysiology: Airway and Ventilation
Review normal respiratory physiology and the pathophysiology of breathing. Know the basics of respiratory compensation plus its signs and symptoms.
Pathophysiology: Lifespan Development
Learn about physical and psychosocial differences over the lifespan. Know the assessment challenges for different age groups.
Pathophysiology: Perfusion and Shock
Know about normal cardiovascular physiology and perfusion, and the pathophysiology of hypoperfusion, or shock. Review primary causes of shock.
Review key points of the scene survey and primary assessment. Know where to focus with patient history and physical examination.
Pediatric Respiratory Distress
Learn about the pathophysiology of respiratory distress in children, including asthma and parenchymal tissue diseases. Review signs and symptoms, treatments, and important concepts for working with children.
Positive Pressure Ventilation and Supplemental Oxygen
Learn about hypoxia and inadequate breathing. Review performance points for PPV and supplemental oxygen.
Know the pathophysiology of true respiratory disorders vs. distress from infections. Review signs of inadequate breathing and treatments.
Review cardiac arrest and high-performance CPR, including key points on compression depth, compression rate, and more.
Soft Tissue Injuries & Burns
Review open and closed soft tissue injuries, crush injuries, and blast injuries. Know the types of burns and how to estimate their extent.