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Wilderness EMS

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  • Description
    Publisher's Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product.

    Wilderness EMS is designed for EMS providers and leaders who deliver medical care in the wilderness, and those practicing wilderness medicine as part of a formal team. 
    The textbook is a comprehensive, expertly-written reference ideal for this fast-changing and multidisciplinary specialty. This first-of-its-kind text provides specialized instruction and best practices for wilderness EMS practitioners and students – crucial information for the success of today’s rescue missions. A strong foundation in evidence-based medicine, clinical experience, and field applicability makes it especially useful for any EMS provider in a wilderness environment.


    Features:
    • Addresses WEMS system needs: education, incident command, medical oversight, medicolegal considerations, equipment needs, research, and pharmacology, promoting strong skills in multiagency interactions and transitions of care. Extensive discussion of history of wilderness EMS, including first-ever comprehensive timeline.
    • Covers wilderness, austere, and remote management of specific medical and traumatic conditions, including cold injuries and heat illnesses, lightning injuries, animal bites and envenomations, psychiatric emergencies, low-pressure altitude and high-pressure diving physiology and illnesses, drowning, infectious disease, and much more.
    • Offers information on basic rigging and patient packaging; high- and low-angle rescue; swiftwater and open water rescue; use of ground and air-based rescue vehicles; caving rescue; Search and Rescue (SAR); mountaineering rescue; and wilderness management of special events and severe storms.
    • Features a full-color format with abundant photographs, illustrations, tables, boxes, and references for further study.
    • Includes the most comprehensive list available of WEMS abbreviations for clear communication, and extensive discussion of optimizing language use for clarity in wilderness EMS operations and publications.
    • Presents the expert guidance and knowledge of contributing authors from throughout the U.S., including physicians, nurses, paramedics, EMTs, statewide and local EMS medical directors, therapists, rescue team chiefs, pharmacologists, SAR team members, swiftwater rescue technicians, and many more.

    Your book purchase includes a complimentary download of the enhanced eBook for iOS, Android, PC & Mac. Take advantage of these practical features that will improve your eBook experience:
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  • Specs
    ISBN/ISSN
    9781496349453
    Product Format
    PB-Paperback
    Trim Size
    8.375 x 10.875
    Pages
    616
    Illustration
    293
    Table
    92
    Publication Date
    December 13, 2017
    Weight
    2.80
  • About The Author(s)
    Seth C Hawkins MD, FACEP, FAEMS, MFAWM
    Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
    Wake Forest University School of Medicine
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
    Medical Director
    Burke County EMS
    Morganton, North Carolina
    Medical Director
    North Carolina State Parks
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    Executive Editor
    Wilderness Medicine Magazine
    Salt Lake City, Utah
     
  • Table of contents
    PREFACE
    Introduction
     
    PART ONE: PRINCIPLES OF WILDERNESS EMS SYSTEMS
    Chapter 1: Wilderness EMS Systems
    Chapter 2: Wilderness EMS Education
    Chapter 3: Wilderness EMS Incident Command Medical Direction
    Chapter 4: Wilderness EMS Medical Oversight
    Chapter 5: Medicolegal Considerations of Wilderness EMS Care
    Chapter 6: The Interface of Wilderness EMS, Professional Organizations/Guides, and Other EMS Agencies
    Chapter 7: Wilderness EMS Equipment
    Chapter 8: Wilderness EMS Research
    Chapter 9: Wilderness Event Management
    Chapter 10: Psychological First Aid
    Chapter 11: Pharmacology
     
    PART TWO: MANAGEMENT OF WILDERNESS MEDICAL CONDITIONS
    Chapter 12: Personal Safety/Survival Principles
    Chapter 13: Management of Cold Injuries
    Chapter 14: Management of Heat Injuries
    Chapter 15: Management of High Altitude Injuries
    Chapter 16: Management of Submersion Injuries
    Chapter 17: Management of Diving Injuries
    Chapter 18: Management of Lightning Injuries & Storms
    Chapter 19: Management of Animal Bites and Envenomations
    Chapter 20: Management of Infectious Diseases
    Section 1
    Section 2
    Chapter 21: Behavioral Medicine
    Chapter 22: General Management of Trauma in the Wilderness Environment
    Chapter 23: General Management of Medical Conditions in the Wilderness Environment
     
    PART THREE: MEDICAL INTERFACE WITH TECHNICAL RESCUE OPERATIONS
    Chapter 24: Technical Rescue Interface Introduction: Principles of Basic Rigging, Packaging and Rope Skills
    Chapter 25: Technical Rescue Interface: High Angle and Low Angle Rescue
    Chapter 26: Technical Rescue Interface: Swiftwater Rescue
    Chapter 27: Technical Rescue Interface: Open Water Rescue
    Chapter 28: Technical Rescue Interface: All Terrain Vehicle, Off-road Vehicle, and Helicopter Rescue
    Chapter 29: Technical Rescue Interface: Caving Rescue
    Chapter 30: Technical Rescue Interface: Search & Rescue and non-Snow/Glacier Mountaineering Rescue
    Chapter 31: Technical Rescue Interface: Ski Patrols and Mountaineering Rescue in the Snow or Glaciated Environment
     
     
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