Thoroughly updated and extensively illustrated, the revised reprint of 'Mosby's Paramedic Textbook' provides complete coverage of pre-hospital care in a single, comprehensive text. Its table of contents parallels the new United States Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) paramedic national standard curriculum, giving readers all the resources they need to pass local, state, and national examinations. The text explains the paramedic's role, the unique characteristics of pre-hospital care, the how-to's of patient assessment and emergency care for acutely ill and traumatically injured patients, and the principles and practice of emergency cardiac care, emergency pharmacology, infectious diseases, pediatric and geriatric emergencies, and much more. A valuable resource for both paramedic students and practicing paramedics, it keeps the reader abreast of evolving trends in the pre-hospital emergency care arena while laying the foundation for successful certification or re-certification.