Essentials for the Emergency Medical Responder

  • AUTHORS: Joseph A. Grafft; Katherine Kuzma Grafft
  • ISBN-13: 9781435487840 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 288 Pages  Paperback 
  • 1st Edition
  • ©2012     Published
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About The Product

ESSENTIALS FOR THE EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONDER 1E presents learners with unique and vital information not found in other Emergency Medical Responder books. This book is written to the new National EMS Education Standards for the Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) and includes additional information that learners will need for assessment, interventions and critical thinking in the field. Concise presentation of anatomy and pathophysiology helps readers understand and apply concepts. This book provides a systematic and organized approach to assessment with emphasis on documentation and scenarios that will assist learners in understanding and implementation. Unique to ESSENTIALS FOR THE EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONDER 1E is its focus on safety and wellness as well as inclusion of amplified sections on special populations such as those with physical, behavioral and mental health issues. Medical and surgical devices are shown to familiarize learners during surveys, and behavioral and mental health issues, including substance abuse, are addressed with emphasis placed on interventions.


  • Stresses essentials for the EMR, utilizing key concepts to help your students with critical thinking and drawing attention to special populations they will encounter.
  • Introduces learners to various medical devices they may see in a secondary survey.
  • Provides students with new and expanded communication techniques, the latest CDC Field Triage Scheme, the latest in multi-trauma triage and the latest updates in treatments.
  • Offers amplified tools for handling behavioral crises situations, specifics on handling victims of violence, abuse and neglect and skill competency check off sheets.
  • Includes the most up-to-date American Heart Association information.

About the Contributor

  • Joseph A. Grafft

    Joseph A. Grafft is currently a Community Faculty member at Metropolitan State University, School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, a position he has held since 1995. He also coordinates the instruction for the Minnesota Department of Corrections, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), various industrial locations and is licensed by the Minnesota EMS Regulatory Board to deliver EMT-Recertification, EMR Initial and refresher training. Mr. Grafft began his EMS career in 1965 working in an ambulance while going to college. Mr. Grafft left teaching in the high school in 1988 and became the EMS Director at a hospital Paramedic system. In 1990 he became the first EMS Manager for the Minnesota State Board of Vocational Education – Fire Center, which later became the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities – Fire/EMS/Safety Center – Chancellors Office. He retired from this position in 2005. Joseph A. Grafft is the Past-President of the National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE), International Rescue and Emergency Care Association, and Minnesota Ambulance Association; Past Chair of the AHA-ECC Committee in Minnesota; author of the Issues in Spinal Care Course; Secretary of Advocates of EMS; Current Treasurer of the National Association of EMS Educators, and conference presenter. He has taught the San Diego Border Patrol in Basic and Advanced Wilderness Medicine and is a Nationally Certified Instructor for NAEMSE.

  • Katherine Kuzma Grafft

    Katherine Kuzma Grafft has been a health professional for thirty eight years. As a Registered Nurse she has had extensive experience working in a Level One Trauma center and has been certified as a CCRN, (critical care RN). Certifications include: EMR Instructor, BLS Instructor, ACLS, PALS, OCN (oncology nurse certification) She is BLS Training Center Faculty and has been a NREMT. Presently she is RN faculty at North Hennepin Community College and an EMS Instructor providing training for the Minnesota Department of Corrections, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and Customized Safety Training.

Table of Contents

1. Emergency Medical Responder and EMS.
2. Safety and Wellness.
3. Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology.
4. Interacting with Patients.
5. Patient Assessment.
6. Documentation.
7. Airway Management.
8. Trauma Assessment.
9. Medical Assessment.
10. Bandaging and Splinting.
11. Special Populations.
12. Operations.