Part of the AAOS Paramedic Series, this title complements Paramedic: Anatomy & Physiology. Intended to be used primarily in pathophysiology courses that are designed to be a pre- or co-requisite for the US DOT EMT-Paramedic program, this book is also useful as adjunct to recertification, either by continuing education or actual class time, of the thousands of paramedics who were previously trained under the 1985 or earlier paramedic curricula.
Paramedic: Pathophysiology covers the relevant issues of pathophysiology as they relate to the field practice of the paramedic. The specific objectives that are identified in the DOT curriculum are clearly listed at the beginning of every chapter, and additional non-curriculum objectives have been added where appropriate to allow comprehensive coverage of the material. The authors have endeavored to keep the text stimulating and informative without entering the realm of esoteric materials. Quality figures and tables enrich the text and help further the reader's understanding.