EMS Textbooks


The textbooks listed below were written following the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s guidelines for the Emergency Medical Technician – Basic Level and First Responder Curriculum for caregivers of all levels to gain an understanding of basic pre-hospital emergency medical care. The texts are only to serve as a guideline for the delivery of care under the supervision of a physician or medical director.

Medical Teams International encourages others to copy, reproduce or adapt to meet local needs any or all parts of this book, including the illustrations, provided that the parts reproduced are distributed free or at cost – not for profit. However, any organization or person who wishes to copy, reproduce or adapt any or all parts of this book for commercial purposes must obtain written permission from Medical Teams International.

The books have been translated into several languages. Therefore, we ask that before beginning any translation or adaptation of this book or its contents you please contact Medical Teams International for suggestions about adapting the information in the book, updates on the information provided, and to avoid the duplication of efforts. Medical Teams International requires the receipt of both a hard copy and an electronic copy of any translation or materials in which text or illustrations from this book have been used.

  • Emergency Medical Pre-Hospital Care Worker International Basic Level
  • Emergency First Responder

For more information, visit the Emergency Medical Services Textbooks section.


 MTI-WADEM-Disaster-Emergency-Medicine World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine
The World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM) is an academic, international, humanitarian association dedicated to improving the everyday delivery of pre-hospital and emergency health care and enhancing disaster health and preparedness.

Fostering international collaboration, the organization is inclusive, culturally sensitive, unbiased, ethical, and dynamic in its activities. 

Professional journals and publications

MTI-Prehospital-Disaster-Medicine-World-Association-Emergency  Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
The Prehospital and Disaster Medicine journal is the official publication of the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine.

Prehospital and Disaster Medicine is one of the leading scientific journals focusing on prehospital, emergency, and disaster health.

Prehospital System Development in Jaffna, Sri Lanka focuses on the development and implementation of emergency medical care systems in Jaffna District, Sri Lanka.
 MTI-World-Health-Organization-Prehospital-Trauma-Care-Systems Prehospital Trauma Care Systems [PDF]
This document, written by the World Health Organization, focuses on the most promising interventions and components of prehospital trauma care systems, particularly those that require minimal training and relatively little in the way of equipment or supplies.