Tactical Emergency Medicine

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This brief, practical text covers all aspects of tactical emergency medicine—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 "real world" scenarios to run tactical teams through and lists recommended training programs and continuing education.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781773324
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 12/1/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 948,656
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents


  • Team Composition & Basic Capabilities & Equipment
  • Military Tactical Operations
  • Infiltration/Exfiltration
  • Continuum of Force
  • Specialty Munitions
  • Medical Support of the Tactical Athlete
  • Medical Support to Military Operations on Urban Terrain
  • Hostage Survival
  • The Basics of Survival

  • Penetrating and Explosive Injury Patterns
  • Operational Medicine Environmental Considerations
  • Medical Preplanning Considerations for Tactical Emergency Medicine Operations
  • Triage
  • Tactical Combat Casualty Care
  • Critical Casualty Evacuation from Tactical Settings
  • Medical Care of In-Custody Individuals
  • Operational Performance and Preventive Medicine
  • Sustained and Continuous Operations
  • Lifts and Carries
  • Canine Aid in the Tactical EMS Setting
  • Tactical En Route Care
  • Armored Vehicles in Rescue and Tactical Medical Operations
  • Psychological Effects and Management of Law Enforcement and Medical Providers in the Tactical Environment
  • Tactical Pharmacology

  • How to Set Up a Tactical Emergency Medical Service Program
  • Medical Control, Command, and Oversight
  • Quality Assurance and Improvement
  • Grant Funding for Tactical Operations
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Impact on Tactical Emergency Medicine
  • Performance of Research in the Combat and Tactical Settings

  • Medical Implications and Planning for Riots and Mass Gatherings
  • The United States Department of Homeland Security
  • Decontamination for Tactical Teams
  • Canine Use in Tactical, and Search and Rescue Operations
  • Tactical Emergency Medicine: Emerging Technologies for the Tactical Medical Provider
  • Testifying in a Legal Proceeding
  • Applied Concepts: Public Policy and Other Considerations
  • Applied Concepts: Public Relations

  • Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Threats in the Tactical Environment:Overview of Identification and Trea
  • Personal Protective Equipment for the Tactical Team
  • Decontamination for Tactical Teams

  • Tactical Training and Continuous Education for the Tactical Provider

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2008

    Save the people's life

    this is the best book because I read the whole chapter and it helps me to save the people's life I was graduated at the Army National Guard for 9 weeks trained at tactical emergency medicine for 57 weeks my my Sgt.Haas refered me to this book called TACTICAL EMERGENCY MEDICINE BY RICHARD B. SCHWARTZ

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