Tactical Emergency Medicine

Tactical Emergency Medicine

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This brief, practical text covers all aspects of tactical emergency medicinea€”the practice of emergency medicine in the field, rather than at the hospital, during disasters, police or military conflicts, mass events, and community incidents. Key topics covered include hostage survival, insertion and extraction techniques, continuum of force, medical support, planning and triage, medical evaluation in the incident zone, care in custody, medical control of incident site, decontamination, community communication, and more. Boxed definitions, case scenarios, and treatment algorithms are included. The concluding chapter presents qreal worldq scenarios to run tactical teams through and lists recommended training programs and continuing education.Perpetrators rarely take the time or interest to distinguish between tactical officers and medics. ... to carry a firearm and should be trained and tested to the same standard as the law enforcement officers they support. ... that their membersa#39; training and testing exceeds that required of citizens and meets the same standard as the officers they support. ... Formulating medical threat assessments ( MTAs) prior to mission for SWAT (and other high-risk unit) commanders and team leaders. 2.

Title:Tactical Emergency Medicine
Author:Richard B. Schwartz, John G. McManus, Raymond E. Swienton
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins - 2008


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