Management of medical emergencies is best accomplished by appropriately trained physicians in an Emergency Department setting. Special Operations Combat Medics (SOCMs), however, may often find themselves in austere tactical environments where evacuation of a teammate to an MTF for a medical emergency would entail either significant delays to treatment or compromise the unit’s mission. Although […]
In this important field guide, experienced law enforcement officer and Emergency Medical Service professional Lt. Eric M. Dickinson shares immediate-action insights for dealing with a variety of serious medical issues in an understandable, practical fashion. Also includes discussion of tactics and hierarchy of considerations & action when forced to work in an immediately threatening environment.
National EMS Education Standards and Instructional Guidelines – Completed in 2009, the National EMS Education Standards (the Standards) represents yet another step toward realizing the vision of the 1996 EMS Agenda for the Future, as articulated in the 2000 EMS Education Agenda for the Future: A Systems Approach. The Standards define the minimal entry-level educational […]
For those students interested in becoming an EMT, exams need to be passed, and a lot of studying needs to be done. In order to help students get a passing grade, they can take advantage of an EMT study guide which can guide them and give them the knowledge and ins and outs of becoming […]
How to use this book When a medical emergency strikes, what you do can mean the difference between life and death. The American Medical Association Handbook of First Aid and Emergency Care, Revised Edition, gives you all the information you need–quickly, easily, clearly–so that you can make the difference. Key features include the most up-to-date […]
Aggression is defined as any verbal, non-verbal or physical behaviour that threatens or harms others or property. (1) Aggression can be a symptom of a psychiatric illness or a medical illness. (2,3) Psychiatric symptoms can be caused by a medical illness, (4-8) occur coincidentally with a medical illness (7,9) or be a consequence of a […]
If you are taking the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) examination or just interested in what it entails, this book of questions will help you. 300 EMT practice exam (and answers) are included here