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AAOS Sick/Not Sick: A Guide to Rapid Patient Assessment

SKU: 40-108

Vendor Part Number: 9780763758769

Completely updated text designed to help EMS and other emergency medical responders develop rapid patient assessment skills




  • The BLS course is geared toward emergency medical responders and EMTs, while the ALS course is ideal for AEMTs and paramedics.
  • The Pediatric Assessment Triangle (PAT) represents the essence of the PEPP patient assessment method, which includes assessing appearance, work of breathing, and circulation to the skin.
  • The Patient Assessment Flowchart provides students with an easy-to-understand reference of the pediatric patient assessment process.
  • Case studies provide an opportunity for critical thinking and encourage students to consider how they would treat a similar case in the field.
  • Procedures provide written step-by-step explanations and visual summaries of important BLS and ALS pediatric skills.

New to the 3rd edition:

  • The textbook content addresses every pediatric-specific competency in the National EMS Education Standards.
  • Shock and resuscitation content is covered in two separate chapters, placing more emphasis on these critical topics.
  • A top-flight EMS author team working in conjunction with AAP physician reviewers ensures exceptional medical content with a “street” focus.

Replaces #PEPP-03



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