EMERGENCY MEDICINE

Acute Injury Management

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INTRODUCTION Print Section Listen Acute management of injuries in the field is one of the key components of routine emergency medical response. Although many controversies exist and will continue to…

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Resuscitation Procedures

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INTRODUCTION Print Section Listen Emergency medical services primarily came into formal existence in the United States to serve one very important need: to provide field resuscitation to patients with severe…

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Hazardous Materials Response

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INTRODUCTION Print Section Listen A hazardous material is defined as “a substance (either matter – solid, liquid, gas – or energy) that when released is capable of creating harm to…

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Field Diagnostics

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INTRODUCTION Print Section Listen Diagnostic evaluation of patients in the field continues to see new advancements. In addition to performance of a high-quality history and examination, EMS physicians should be…

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Technical Rescue Operations

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INTRODUCTION Print Section Listen Rescue of patients from environments and circumstances that pose uniquely high levels of risk or that require the use of specialized techniques and equipment fall into…

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Army Emergency Medical Response

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INTRODUCTION Print Section Listen The first formally trained ambulance service owes its existence to military operations. The first formal emergency medical service is traced back to the middle ages during…

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Federal Response and Interoperability

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INTRODUCTION Print Section Listen This chapter will discuss the issue of disaster response by local, state, regional, municipal, and tribal authorities. Additionally, the issue of federal participation and the factors…

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ICS and NIMS

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INTRODUCTION Print Section Listen The current Incident Command System developed out of difficulties faced by firefighters four decades ago. During the 1970s, a series of forest fires ravaged southern California…

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Wilderness Medicine

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INTRODUCTION Print Section Listen Although many definitions of wilderness medicine have been suggested, one of the most used definitions derives from transport time, and is usually described as longer than…

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