Prehospital Systems and Medical Oversight

Prehospital Systems and Medical Oversight

Paperback(3RD BK&CDR)



Designed as a resource for medical students interested in EMS and its administration, this textbook addresses the medical aspects of designing, implementing, and operating EMS systems. Following a broad overview of EMS systems (including historical background and legislative and structural issues), sections cover the elements of an EMS system, such as response phases, levels of providers, reimbursement trends, and emergency medical response; the concept of medical oversight; the groups who work in or are affected by the EMS system; medical operations, including refusal of medical assistance, automated defibrillators, and interfacility transport; medical protocols such as pharmacotherapy, trauma, and poisoning and overdose; administrative operations such as multiple casualty incidents, catastrophic events, and tactical emergency medical support; and the future of EMS administration, with chapters on public health, injury prevention, and managed care. The CD-ROM contains a PDF version of the book. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780787270711
Publisher: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company
Publication date: 09/28/2002
Edition description: 3RD BK&CDR
Pages: 1032
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 10.90(h) x 2.10(d)

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