Top critical review
Good overview but not detailed enough
Reviewed in the United States on February 17, 2019
I recently went through the National Registry process for my paramedic and was looking for good resources to study for the exam. I came upon this book and bought it based on the reviews.
In general, the book does a good job of reviewing the key aspects of a standard paramedic textbook, a la Mosby or Caroline. It covers the main components of Airway, Cardiology, Pharmacology, OB/Pediatrics, and Medical Emergencies. As I read through the various chapters, I would take practice tests and found that there just wasn't enough detail provided in this book. Essentially, it gave you about 75% of the material. This may or may not be enough to pass the test. It also doesn't have a section covering EMS Prepatory or EMS Operations, both of which are components of the written exam and must be passed to achieve your NRP.
The accuracy of the material was pretty good. A bothersome common trait was the use of numbers inappropriately, rather than the number being written out; "1" instead of "one." There are other shorthand findings throughout as well. It's as if the author submitted his writings to the editor in shorthand but then these weren't corrected for the final written product.
In the end, I passed the NRP on my first attempt but relied more on my Mosby textbook and computer practice exams than this book. It has it's place but don't rely completely on it.