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Emergency Medical Technology

Subject Guide LRC@TCC

Scope for this guide: find articles, books, and other information for the study of emergency medical technology

Browse TCC library shelves in these areas:

Emergency medical services RA645.5-645.9

Medical emergencies. Critical care. Intensive care. First aid RC86-88.9

Keywords to search: EMT, paramedics, first aid, emergency medicine, disasters, trauma, emergencies, critical care, medical emergencies, critical care, wounds, injuries, emergency medical technicians, emergency medical services

Health Databases (use MyTCC ID to login from off-campus)

Academic Search Complete

Academic Search Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,990 full-text periodicals, including more than 5,030 peer-reviewed journals.


CINAHL is the authoritative resource for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers. This database provides indexing for 2,928 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

MEDLINE (or PubMed)

Free and open to the public, PubMed includes MEDLINE. MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Full text can be requested through interlibrary loan.

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection is a comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods.

Safety Science & Risk Abstracts
This database provides comprehensive, timely information across the fields of public health, safety, and industrial hygiene. Full text can be requested through interlibrary loan.

TOXLINE on this service offers rapid access to information in all areas of toxicology, includ
ing chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pesticides, environmental pollutants, and mutagens and teratogens. Full text can be requested through interlibrary loan.

For other health-related subject guides, see the Health Portal.

Selected resources from the Web:
NAEMT Online - The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians provides this site as a service to the EMS community. There is information about association divisions, news groups, and other EMT-related sites.

Federal Emergency Management Agency - Information includes emergency preparedness and training materials, a news bank, and post-disaster government resources.

Emedicine: Emergency Medicine - An online textbook on emergency medicine written for medical practitioners and the public. Articles provide an introduction to the subject, clinical explanations, differentials, workup, treatment, medication, follow-up, bibliography, and test questions.

Journal of Emergency Medical Services - Electronic version of the print publication contains a table of contents, articles and commentary from past issues.

Injury Control Resource Information Network - Sponsored by The Center for Injury Control (CIC), an interdisciplinary, comprehensive program involving emergency medicine, public health and injury prevention. The main index has a large array of resources including injury-specific sites, federal and state agencies, statistical resources, and links to publications. - forums, news, chat, and other resources for emergency medical personnel