Synopses & Reviews
An experienced street paramedic gives a detailed crash course in the administration of emergency care under the most life-threatening conditions. Tactical Medicine is an excellent introduction to providing critical medical care when lives hang in the balance - both yours and your patients'. Learn the three stages of tactical medicine; the vital priorities of administering first aid under fire; the realities of setting up an efficient triage system; the must-have equipment and supplies for a tactical medical kit; the best methods for transporting your gear while on the scene; the differences between law enforcement and military field care; and much more. Whether you are a medic assigned to a SWAT team or military unit, an EMT thinking of entering police work or just someone who is interested in this dynamic field of medicine, you will benefit from this book.
About the Author
Ian McDevitt is a former U.S. Army Airborne infantry officer (reserves) who currently works for a hospital-based paramedic service in northeastern Connecticut. He is a graduate of several advanced tactical and wilderness medical schools and has been a street paramedic for 12 years.