Special Events Medical Services

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Jan 18, 2012 - Medical - 240 pages
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From staffing to set-up, Special Events Medical Services (SEMS) prepares EMS personnel to properly plan for and manage medical response at any type of special event in their community. This concise, highly interactive continuing education course consists of the SEMS textbook and online course. Since no two special events are alike; SEMS covers the basic principles to apply when planning for and working at any type of special event, including: • Preplanning • First aid station planning and set-up • Communications • Safety concerns • Mass-casualty considerations Chapters on specific types of events include weather and outdoor events, stadium and mega-events, equestrian events and rodeos, and extreme and combat sports events. The SEMS online course walks students through the process of creating an emergency medical response plan and implementing it during a special event. An access code for the SEMS online course is printed on the inside front cover of this textbook. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a Course Completion Certificate from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and 4 hours of CECBEMS continuing education credits. Providing standby services for special events requires specialized knowledge and skills beyond initial EMS training. With special events medical services training, new and seasoned EMS personnel alike can ensure a timely and appropriate medical response regardless of the special event size or type.
  

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Contents

Chapter 1 Foundation of SEMS
1
Chapter 2 Preplanning Step By Step
19
Chapter 3 First Aid Station and Equipment
45
Chapter 4 Communication
57
Chapter 5 Safety Concerns
71
Chapter 6 MassCasualty Incidents and Terrorism
91
Chapter 7 Weather and Outdoor Events
103
Chapter 8 Stadium Events and Megaevents
119
Chapter 9 Equestrian Events and Rodeos
135
Chapter 10 Extreme and Combat Sports
159
Case Studies
189
References
223
Glossary
225
Index
231
Photo Credits
239
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