Principles Of EMS Systems / Edition 3

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Principles of EMS Systems, Third Edition provides EMS personnel with an overview of the organization and operation of an EMS system, both on a daily basis and in response to large-scale events, including terrorist and weapons of mass destruction incidents. This book explores the role the medical director plays in EMS and discusses the importance of medical oversight and accountability. By focusing on the collaborative interaction of EMS, police, and fire professionals, along with emergency physicians, emergency departments, and hospitals, this resource provides a framework for how these different groups must work together to ensure the emergency medicine/health care safety net does not fail when it is needed the most.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763733827
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 5/27/2005
  • Edition description: 3E
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 362
  • Product dimensions: 7.92 (w) x 10.68 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Ch. 1 History of EMS : foundations of a system 2
Ch. 2 EMS systems 18
Ch. 3 State and regional EMS systems 30
Ch. 4 Trauma systems 40
Ch. 5 Emergency departments and EMS 58
Ch. 6 Medical oversight and accountability 64
Ch. 7 Administration, management, and operations 74
Ch. 8 System financing 88
Ch. 9 Communications 98
Ch. 10 Emergency medical dispatch 120
Ch. 11 Medical record documentation and EMS information systems 132
Ch. 12 Ground transport : ambulances 144
Ch. 13 Ground interfacility and specialty care transfer 156
Ch. 14 Air medical transport 164
Ch. 15 EMS for children 174
Ch. 16 Rural EMS 188
Ch. 17 Disaster response 200
Ch. 18 Emergency medical care at mass gatherings 218
Ch. 19 EMS response to terrorist incidents and weapons of mass destruction 234
Ch. 20 Operational EMS 246
Ch. 21 EMS and public health 268
Ch. 22 Research 278
Ch. 23 EMS education programs 294
Ch. 24 EMS providers and system roles 302
Ch. 25 Occupational health issues 314
Ch. 26 Medical-legal concerns in EMS 326
Ch. 27 EMTALA and EMS 340
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