Anatomy & Physiology for Emergency Care, 2e
Bryan E. Bledsoe
Frederick H. Martin , University of Hawaii
Edwin F. Bartholomew
William C Ober
Claire W. Garrison
Based upon the popular college text Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology, 4e by Fredric H. Martini and Edwin F. Bartholomew, Dr. Bledsoe has taken this work and added clinical correlations and applications specific to emergency care.
Anatomy & Physiology for Emergency Care 2e presents material in a clear, concise format and places emphasis on essential fundamental concepts, applications and terminology. Innovative EMS content and pedagogical elements make this an excellent choice for brief A&P courses that build a foundation of essential knowledge in human anatomy and physiology. This material provides a framework for interpreting and applying information that can be used in problem-solving, as well as an introduction to common injuries and illnesses in a manner that will reinforce basic anatomy and physiology principles.
New To This Edition
Clinical applications within the chapters enhance student comprehension of the material.
New Key Notes emphasize core concepts in both A&P and EMS.
New to this edition! A comprehensive student workbook (ISBN:0-13-614021-1) and companion website further enrich student learning and comprehension of the material.
Features and Benefits
Superb Anatomical Art
Anatomical art features an artist’s drawing with a photograph of the “real thing” to help students compare structures as they might appear in a laboratory or clinical setting, or includes an illustration on top of a photograph to help students identify location of structures.
Step-by-Step diagrams coordinate with the authors’ narrative descriptions and break down complex processes into easy-to-follow steps.
Conceptual Overviews present “big picture” overviews of structure and function relationships.
Clinical Notes present relevant information on diseases and disorders to help students prepare for future workplace situations. The discussions embedded in the running narrative explain how pathologies relate to normal physiological function, and the larger “boxed” versions focus on core medical or social topics.
Related Clinical Terms
Related Clinical Terms featured at the end of each chapter help students review vocabulary that they will likely use in their chosen careers. Each term is followed by a definition and, in many cases, a pronunciation guide.
Critical Thinking and Clinical Applications Questions
Questions located at the end of each chapter offer hypothetical and clinical situations related to the body system covered in the chapter. Students can test and refresh their knowledge by applying the information they’ve learned to a specific clinical situation.
New! Key Notes
Key Notes call out core concepts in anatomy and physiology. These factual statements are highlighted with an icon and appear at appropriate points throughout the chapters. The complete set of Key Notes also appears in Appendix V at the back of the book.
Concept Check Questions
Concept Check Questions appear at the end of chapter sections and help students test their comprehension before moving on to the next topic.
Figure Locator Dots
Figure Locator Dots appear with every figure reference in the narrative and function as placeholders to help students return to reading after viewing a figure.
Concept Links provide quick visual signals that new material is related to topics presented earlier and offer specific page numbers to facilitate review.
Table of Contents
1 An Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
2 The Chemical Level of Organization
3 Cell Structure and Function
4 The Tissue Level of Organization
5 The Integumentary System
6 The Skeletal System
7 The Muscular System
8 The Nervous System
9 The General and Special Senses
10 The Endocrine System
11 The Cardiovascular System: Blood
12 The Cardiovascular System: The Heart
13 The Cardiovascular System: Blood Vessels and Circulation
14 The Lymphatic System and Immunity
15 The Respiratory System
16 The Digestive System
17 Nutrition and Metabolism
18 The Urinary System
19 The Reproductive System
20 Development and Inheritance
Appendix I Answers to Concept Check and Chapter Review Questions
Appendix II A Periodic Chart of the Elements
Appendix III Weights and Measures
Appendix IV Normal Physiological Values
Appendix V Key Notes