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Tactical Medicine Essentials

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American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) E. John Wipfler III, MD, FACEP John E. Campbell, MD, FACEP Lawrence E. Heiskell, MD, FACEP, FAAFP Jim Smith, BS, MS, NREMT-P

Medical support for special weapons and tactics (SWAT) units is different from civilian EMS in many ways. A tactical medical provider (TMP) is charged with providing life-saving care to downed SWAT officers and taking measures to defend against criminal suspects. Mastery of these skills requires extensive, specialized tactical emergency medical services (TEMS) training and experience in the tactical environment.

Designed for EMS and medical professionals of all levels of training, Tactical Medicine Essentials provides the foundation needed to create world-class TMPs. Written by an experienced team of authors from diverse backgrounds, this text covers the essential curriculum of tactical medicine, including tactical patient assessment, expedient extrication and evacuation, and self-defense skills. It also goes into depth about the specialized equipment and techniques used by medical professionals with TEMS training and certification. Tactical Medicine Essentials thoroughly prepares medical professionals to safely accompany a SWAT unit into the tactical environment.

Features & Benefits
  • Call-A-CAB-‘N-Go: The rapidly changing tactical environment requires specialized rapid assessment techniques. The tactical patient assessment process is presented in a single, comprehensive chapter, ensuring that students understand how to rapidly apply this specialized process. Each traumatic injury chapter further reinforces the tactical patient assessment process by highlighting the unique aspects of each traumatic injury.
  • At the Scene: Advice from experienced TMPs on how to excel during a mission.
  • Safety: Information on how to remain safe in the tactical environment, even under the threat of violence.
  • Medical Gear: Tips on the best equipment to pack and utilize in the tactical environment.
  • Detailed step-by-step skill reviews: Detailed step-by-step explanations and visual summaries of important skills and procedures.
Table of Contents
  Chapter  Section 1  Elements of Tactical Medicine 
  Chapter  Chapter 1  History and Role of the Tactical Medical Provider
  Chapter  Chapter 2  Safety and Wellness of the Tactical Medical Provider
  Chapter  Chapter 3  SWAT Unit Essentials 
  Chapter  Chapter 4  Equipment of the Tactical Medical Provider 
  Chapter  Chapter 5  Firearms Safety and Marksmanship
  Chapter  Chapter 6  Conventional Threats and Weapons 
  Chapter  Chapter 7  Medical Intelligence and Support
  Chapter  Chapter 8  Self-Defense and Close Quarters Battle
  Chapter  Chapter 9  Operational Tactics 
  Chapter  Chapter 10  Types of SWAT Callouts
  Chapter  Section 2  Assessment and Management of Injuries 
  Chapter  Chapter 11  Tactical Patient Assessment 
  Chapter  Chapter 12  Controlling Bleeding
  Chapter  Chapter 13  Basic Airway Management
  Chapter  Chapter 14  Advanced Airway Management
  Chapter  Chapter 15  Shock Management
  Chapter  Chapter 16  Extraction and Evacuation
  Chapter  Chapter 17  Ballistic, Blast, Less-Lethal Weapons Injuries
  Chapter  Chapter 18  Torso Injuries
  Chapter  Chapter 19  Head, Neck, and Spine Injuries
  Chapter  Chapter 20  Extremity Injuries
  Chapter  Chapter 21  Soft-Tissue Injuries
  Chapter  Chapter 22  Environmental Emergencies
  Chapter  Chapter 23  Medications in the Tactical Environment
  Chapter  Chapter 24  Weapons of Mass Destruction
  Chapter  Chapter 25  Hazardous Materials and Clandestine Drug Labs
  Chapter  Chapter 26  Challenges in Tactical Medicine
  Chapter  Appendix A  K-9 Management
  Chapter  Appendix B  TEMS Forms

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