Tactical Medicine Essentials, 2nd Edition

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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.

Table of Contents:

Chapter Section 1 Elements of Tactical Medicine
Chapter 1 History and Role of the Tactical Medical Provider
Chapter 2 Safety and Wellness of the Tactical Medical Provider
Chapter 3 SWAT Unit Essentials
Chapter 4 Equipment of the Tactical Medical Provider
Chapter 5 Firearms Safety and Marksmanship
Chapter 6 Conventional Threats and Weapons
Chapter 7 Medical Intelligence and Support
Chapter 8 Self-Defense and Close Quarters Battle
Chapter 9 Operational Tactics
Chapter 10 Types of SWAT Callouts

Chapter Section 2 Assessment and Management of Injuries
Chapter 11 Tactical Patient Assessment
Chapter 12 Controlling Bleeding
Chapter 13 Basic Airway Management
Chapter 14 Advanced Airway Management
Chapter 15 Shock Management
Chapter 16 Extraction and Evacuation
Chapter 17 Ballistic, Blast, Less-Lethal Weapons Injuries
Chapter 18 Torso Injuries
Chapter 19 Head, Neck, and Spine Injuries
Chapter 20 Extremity Injuries
Chapter 21 Soft-Tissue Injuries
Chapter 22 Environmental Emergencies
Chapter 23 Medications in the Tactical Environment
Chapter 24 Weapons of Mass Destruction
Chapter 25 Hazardous Materials and Clandestine Drug Labs
Chapter 26 Challenges in Tactical Medicine

Chapter Appendix A K-9 Management
Chapter Appendix B TEMS Forms

Dimensions: 11" H x 8.5" W x 0.5" D
Weight: 1 lb 11 oz