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EMT & Paramedic: Home

This guide is a starting point for finding credibleimage of EMS personnel resources related to EMT & Paramedic practice.

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Use our catalog to find books, videos, and other resources in our collections.

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Catalog Search Tips

When searching the Library catalog, here are some tips:

  • Enter the title of a book (if you know it) putting the title in quotes
  • Search by subject or keywords if you don't know a specific title
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Call Number Ranges

Use these call number ranges to browse the General Collection and the Reference Collection.

Also look for e-books and streaming videos.

Subject Call Number Range
Emergency Medical Services RA 645.5 - 645.9
Medical Emergencies, Critical Care, Intensive Care, First Aid RC 86 - 88.9

 Search the Library catalog for relevant EMT/Paramedic topics such as: anatomy; ambulance drivers; emergency medical personnel; emergency medical services; emergency medical technicians, emergency medicine; medical emergencies, pediatric emergencies; physiology; or rescue work

Reference Sources

Electronic Reference

Print Reference (also available online)

Recommended Titles

Paramedic Care: Principles and Practice, Volume 1-5

Volume 1. Introduction to advanced prehospital care -- volume 2. Patient assessment -- volume 3. Medical emergencies -- volume 4. Trauma emergencies -- volume 5. Special considerations and operations

Sanders' Paramedic Textbook

Both a comprehensive learning tool for paramedic students and a reliable desk reference for emergency physicians. Reviewed and endorsed by the AAOS and the NAEMSP, reflects 2015 ECC and CPR guidelines

Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured

Based on the National EMS Education Standards and the 2015 CPR/ECC Guidelines, offers complete coverage of every competency statement ensuring students' comprehension and encouraging critical thinking.

Prehospital Emergency Pharmacology

A complete guide to need-to-know medications for EMS personnel

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