The Emergency Care book is the greatest book I have read for those planing on getting into the medical field, specifically as an EMT-Basic. Being Licensed as an Emergency Medical Technician I have the responsibility and duty to know my line of work. This is the book that offers extensive in depth looks at all the aspects of the job and how to treat certain illness or injury. This is the book used for my class and is an awesome resource for continuing your training and knowledge, there is too much to soak in at once, and that is why it is great to look through it even after you have passed your EMT exam. I would recommend you get and read through this book if you are serious about getting your EMT license, but dont just read it....comprehend it!