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karaya

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Paramedic levels:
Brady written about 11th grade level. Mosby (offers 2 completely different Paramedic texts competing with each other ) written about 9th or 10th grade level depending which one of the authors. AAOS written about 7th or 8th grade.

All have certain areas that the authors spend extra time discussing based on what they feel is of greatest importance. Honestly not a bad idea to own and study all 4.

Hold on to your hat, because I know for a fact the Mosby books were written to... get this, a 6th grade reading level!!

On Mosby's Paramedic Text book by Sanders, I shot many of the photos and I'm personal friends with the authors, Sanders and McKenna. I remember how angry Mick was when he learned his work was being re-edited to a 6th grade reading level.

I'll find out about the Brady books this weekend while I'm in Las Vegas at the IAFC Fire Rescue Med conference. I've worked on Bryan Bledsoe's books as well and I'll be meeting with him in Vegas. I'm curious if his work was also re-edited to a level below his original submission.
 

Veneficus

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Hold on to your hat, because I know for a fact the Mosby books were written to... get this, a 6th grade reading level!!

On Mosby's Paramedic Text book by Sanders, I shot many of the photos and I'm personal friends with the authors, Sanders and McKenna. I remember how angry Mick was when he learned his work was being re-edited to a 6th grade reading level.

I'll find out about the Brady books this weekend while I'm in Las Vegas at the IAFC Fire Rescue Med conference. I've worked on Bryan Bledsoe's books as well and I'll be meeting with him in Vegas. I'm curious if his work was also re-edited to a level below his original submission.

At what point does the author tell the publisher "no" and take their show on the road?
 

lightsandsirens5

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We used Brady Emergency care 10th edition in my basic class. I liked it. We used the Mosby ILS book for my intermediate class. I like the info in the Mosby books better, but the layout if the Brady books is better in my opinion.

As for AAOS: Based on the EMT-B textbook I saw, someone needs to hire a new editor. It was terrible. It sounded like it had been written by a Chinese ESL highschooler. Stuff like; "what the proper method for the applying of the occlusive dressing to a sucking chest wound?" "In the case of a scene becoming unsafe, the course of an action which is safest is to withdraw from the scene until it can then be secured by law enforcment."

Ok, I may be blowing it up a little, but you get the point.

So for names:

Brady: Emergency Care (11th edition is current)
Mosby: Mosby's EMT Basic Textbook (Very original. Not sure which edition is current.)
AAOS: Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured (I believe 9th edition is current.)
 

medic417

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Keep in mind if you are not starting class soon you may want to hold off buying books as many are about to release new editions to reflect the new DOT EMS curriculum. These new additions may be the biggest text changes in over a decade.
 

Veneficus

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Keep in mind if you are not starting class soon you may want to hold off buying books as many are about to release new editions to reflect the new DOT EMS curriculum. These new additions may be the biggest text changes in over a decade.

From What Karaya said, it doesn't sound like an improvement.

Maybe we need a new level... EMT-Kindergarten.

If this is a fact I suggest a boycott of Mosby.
 

medic417

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From What Karaya said, it doesn't sound like an improvement.

Maybe we need a new level... EMT-Kindergarten.

If this is a fact I suggest a boycott of Mosby.

If they still require the dumb down not any real improvement. But hate for someone to buy current edition only to find out they have to buy the new one in order to pass class.
 

lightsandsirens5

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From What Karaya said, it doesn't sound like an improvement.

Maybe we need a new level... EMT-Kindergarten.

If this is a fact I suggest a boycott of Mosby.

Ha! The EMT-K!

If anything they should be increasing the the reading level of the books.
 

Ridryder911

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Almmost all text books (including EMS Journal articles) are written at elementary to mid-high school level. Shameful, yes, but that is what the average reading level of those within EMS have. Publishers is not the blame but rather educationsl institutions that do not require academic level reading levels to enter EMS related courses.

Whenever your can have just one (1) textbook for a career, it is not a real profession.

R/r 911
 

Veneficus

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Almmost all text books (including EMS Journal articles) are written at elementary to mid-high school level. Shameful, yes, but that is what the average reading level of those within EMS have. Publishers is not the blame but rather educationsl institutions that do not require academic level reading levels to enter EMS related courses.

Whenever your can have just one (1) textbook for a career, it is not a real profession.

R/r 911

Good to see you are still hanging around. I started another thread on this topic and very much would like to hear your comments.
 

Linuss

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Almmost all text books (including EMS Journal articles) are written at elementary to mid-high school level. Shameful, yes, but that is what the average reading level of those within EMS have. Publishers is not the blame but rather educationsl institutions that do not require academic level reading levels to enter EMS related courses.

Whenever your can have just one (1) textbook for a career, it is not a real profession.

R/r 911

This is such an ironic post.


I still <3 you rid. :p
 

MrBrown

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Whenever your can have just one (1) textbook for a career, it is not a real profession.

R/r 911

On my bookhself:

Bledsoe et al: Principles of Paramedic Care 2e
Bryan, Knights & Salemo: Pharmacology for Health Professionals
Henderson: Emergency Medicine
Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice Series: ECG Interpretation
Marieb: Human Anatomy & Physiology 8e
McGance & Heuther: Pathophysiology

R I a profishernul? :p:p
 

lightsandsirens5

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Almmost all text books (including EMS Journal articles) are written at elementary to mid-high school level. Shameful, yes, but that is what the average reading level of those within EMS have. Publishers is not the blame but rather educationsl institutions that do not require academic level reading levels to enter EMS related courses.

Whenever your can have just one (1) textbook for a career, it is not a real profession.

R/r 911


RID!!!!! Glad to see you!

I didn't know that about the EMS textbooks. That is sad.
 

galadriel

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Brady's 11th edition Emergency Care by Daniel Limmer and Michael O'Keeffe is an excellent text; that's what we used at Baldy View ROP Training Center's EMT program, Ontario, CA. Fantabulous program, by the way...
 

jjesusfreak01

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On my bookhself:

Bledsoe et al: Principles of Paramedic Care 2e
Bryan, Knights & Salemo: Pharmacology for Health Professionals
Henderson: Emergency Medicine
Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice Series: ECG Interpretation
Marieb: Human Anatomy & Physiology 8e
McGance & Heuther: Pathophysiology

R I a profishernul? :p:p

I had the Marieb and Hoehn anat/phys textbook, 3rd edition. Definitely the most professional looking book I own.

http://www.amazon.com/Anatomy-Physiology-Elaine-Nicpon-Marieb/dp/0805338624
 

jess18

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good day!
anyone here has a pdf file of this book?
i wanna read it but i don't have the budget to purchase it yet.
if there's someone generous, can you please email me a copy? this is the address: batilojessie@gmail.com
thanks a lot!!!
 

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DrParasite

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@jess18, providing you a copy of a $100+ book is a copywrite violation, and would be stealing the intellectual property of someone else. And that's wrong.

You might be able to find it in your local library.
 

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