Tactical Medicine Essentials

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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.


  Section 1  Elements of Tactical Medicine
      1  History and Role of the Tactical Medical Provider
      2  Safety and Wellness of the Tactical Medical Provider
      3  SWAT Unit Essentials
      4  Equipment of the Tactical Medical Provider
      5  Firearms Safety and Marksmanship
      6  Conventional Threats and Weapons
      7  Medical Intelligence and Support
      8  Self-Defense and Close Quarters Battle
      9  Operational Tactics
      10  Types of SWAT Callouts
     Section 2  Assessment and Management of Injuries
      11  Tactical Patient Assessment
      12  Controlling Bleeding
      13  Basic Airway Management
      14  Advanced Airway Management
      15  Shock Management
      16  Extraction and Evacuation
      17  Ballistic, Blast, Less-Lethal Weapons Injuries
      18  Torso Injuries
      19  Head, Neck, and Spine Injuries
      20  Extremity Injuries
      21  Soft-Tissue Injuries
      22  Environmental Emergencies
      23  Medications in the Tactical Environment
      24  Weapons of Mass Destruction
      25  Hazardous Materials and Clandestine Drug Labs
      26  Challenges in Tactical Medicine
     Appendix A  K-9 Management
     Appendix B  TEMS Forms

1 Lb 11 oz
Size: 8½" x 11" x ½"