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.