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Special Events Medical Services

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    ISBN: 9781449600778
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    ISBN: 9781449600778

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), Clay Richmond, Doug Poore

From staffing to set-up, Special Events Medical Services (SEMS)
prepares EMS personnel to properly plan for and manage medical response
at any type of special event in their community. This concise, highly
interactive continuing education course consists of the SEMS textbook and online course.
Since no two special events are alike; SEMS covers the basic principles to apply when planning for and working at any type of special event, including:

  • Preplanning
  • First aid station planning and set-up
  • Communications
  • Safety concerns
  • Mass-casualty considerations

Chapters on specific types of events include weather and outdoor
events, stadium and mega-events, equestrian events and rodeos, and
extreme and combat sports events.

SEMS online course walks students through
the process of creating an emergency medical response plan and
implementing it during a special event. An access code for the SEMS
online course is printed on the inside front cover of this textbook.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a Course
Completion Certificate from the American Academy of Orthopaedic
Surgeons and 4 hours of CECBEMS continuing education credits.

Providing standby services for special events requires specialized
knowledge and skills beyond initial EMS training. With special events
medical services training, new and seasoned EMS personnel alike can
ensure a timely and appropriate medical response regardless of the
special event size or type.

Table of Contents

Chapter  1   Foundation of SEMS
Chapter  2   Preplanning Step by Step
Chapter  3   First Aid Station and Equipment
Chapter  4   Communication
Chapter  5   Safety Concerns
Chapter  6   Mass-Casualty Incidents and Terrorism
Chapter  7   Weather and Outdoor Events
Chapter  8   Stadium Events and Mega-events
Chapter  9   Equestrian Events and Rodeos
Chapter  10 Extreme and Combat Sports
Appendix  Case Studies

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