This book completely covers the 1999 U.S. DOT curriculum for intermediate-level emergency care, with in-depth coverage of principles and practice. The well-known and expert authors have produced a book that is comprehensive, with a clear writing style that allows an understanding of the “whys” and “hows” of EMT-I practice. Accompanied by a comprehensive support package (including Companion website), this book offers a complete treatment of the subject, covering such topics as basics for EMTs and an overview of the human systems, patient assessment, trauma emergencies, medical emergencies, and special considerations such as obstetrical emergencies, neonatal resuscitation, pediatrics, and geriatrics; as well as a comprehensive chapter on weapons of mass destruction and terrorism. A valuable reference for professionals in the field of emergency care.