Tactical Medicine: An Introductory To Law Enforcement Emergency Care

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Overview


An experienced street paramedic gives a detailed crash course in the administration of emergency care under the most life-threatening conditions. Tactical Medicine is an excellent introduction to providing critical medical care when lives hang in the balance - both yours and your patients'. Learn the three stages of tactical medicine; the vital priorities of administering first aid under fire; the realities of setting up an efficient triage system; the must-have equipment and supplies for a tactical medical kit; the best methods for transporting your gear while on the scene; the differences between law enforcement and military field care; and much more. Whether you are a medic assigned to a SWAT team or military unit, an EMT thinking of entering police work or just someone who is interested in this dynamic field of medicine, you will benefit from this book.
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Addressing field medics assigned to police SWAT teams, Mcdevitt (a former infantry officer and practicing paramedic) describes the stages of administering emergency care under life threatening situations. He also discusses proper equipment, equipment carry systems, general care of the team, K9 emergency care, choosing the medic, and training. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581602555
  • Publisher: Paladin Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2001
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 1,086,085
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author


Ian McDevitt is a former U.S. Army Airborne infantry officer (reserves) who currently works for a hospital-based paramedic service in northeastern Connecticut. He is a graduate of several advanced tactical and wilderness medical schools and has been a street paramedic for 12 years.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Chapter 1 The Stages of Tactical Medicine 7
Chapter 2 Patient Assessment 13
Chapter 3 Controlling Bleeding 17
Chapter 4 Stabilizing Breathing 23
Chapter 5 Disability and Mobility 31
Chapter 6 Triage 37
Chapter 7 Environmental Emergencies 41
Chapter 8 The Tactical Medical Kit 47
Chapter 9 Carry Systems 59
Chapter 10 General Care of the Team 67
Chapter 11 Improvisation 75
Chapter 12 Delivering K9 First Aid 77
Chapter 13 Choosing Your Team's Medic 81
Chapter 14 Training 87
Conclusion 91
Appendix Gear Distributors 93
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