"Paramedic Practice Today - Above and Beyond"
by Barbara Aehlert (Author)
- Publisher: Mosby/JEMS; 1 edition (January 30, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0323043747
Given the scope and breadth of her prior works I feel this will make a good core textbook for EMT/Paramedic programs, HOWEVER - I do not see Ms Aehlert's credentials relevant to her published work.
I would like to make it clear that Ms Aehlert is a Registered Nurse, and she is listed as the author/editor for a PARAMEDIC course textbook. I have researched her background and I cannot find her to have Paramedic or National Registry credentials. If I am wrong in this, and someone shows me some references, I will humbly stand corrected.
My personal feeling is that if you are going to put yourself so visible as an educator, author, editor then you should at a minimum state clearly the relevant credentials. In the classes I've authored and taught as well as my own publication, I clearly and unashamedly cite my credentials and I will never try to stand myself up as an authority figure on topics/material that I don't hold the appropriate credentials.
To the reader of this review, please be aware that I am not trying to bring any ill-will to Ms Aehlert nor to adversely affect her professional publishing, editing or authoring venues; I am only trying to point out something which I felt was lacking in reviewing this text and trying to help other potential purchasers as well due to the limited information presented in Amazon's product page.
Web citation regarding Ms Aehlert's background...
"Barbara Aehlert Is The President Of Southwest Ems Education, Inc. In Phoenix, Arizona And Pursley, Texas. She Has Been A Registered Nurse For More Than 30 Years With Clinical Experience In Medical/Surgical And Critical Care Nursing And, For The Past 18 Years, In Prehospital Education. Barbara Is An Active Cpr, First Aid, Acls, And Pals Instructor And Takes A Special Interest In Teaching Basic Dysrhythmia Recognition To Nurses And Paramedics. She Is A Consultant With The Southwest Ambulance Paramedic Program In Mesa, Arizona, And An Active Member Of The Pursley, Texas, Volunteer Fire Department" (www.eruditor.com/books/name/barbara_aehlert.1019422.html.en)