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By Gordon M. Sachs

Emergency clinical provider represents greater than eighty percentage of the reaction job in emergency reaction organizations. the complete idea of EMS has gone through drastic adjustments and enhancements during the last 3 a long time. With the continued possibility of lethal illnesses, the tools as soon as practiced to regard trauma sufferers should not unavoidably the easiest, or most secure, tactics. at the moment, swap is the single consistent. This booklet is designed to enhance the standard of your EMS supply. a hundred and fifty pages

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EMS Incident Management Most chief fire officers are excellent at managing major fires, and many are experienced at commanding special operations. A chief fire officer is in his element when he serves as an IC at the scene of an emergency. It should be no different at a multiple casualty incident. Amultiple casualty incident is one of the most difficult types of emergencies to handle.

Using a chase car is slightly more flexible than placing paramedics in an ambulance, since they can respond more easily in city traffic and over a wider variety of terrain. Chase cars allow a paramedic team to assess the patient and determine whether ALS transport is warranted. If there is no apparent need for ALS care, the ambulance crew can transport the patient, and the chase car can stay in service in its response area. Should ALS care en route to the hospital be necessary, a paramedic can ride with the patient in the ambulance, while someone else— perhaps a firefighter, police officer, or another EMT—drives the chase car to the hospital as well.

Qxd 10/8/99 10:34 AM Page 43 D E L I V E R I N G F I R E S E RV I C E EMS 43 A Type III ambulance. St. John to a hospital on the island of St. Thomas by a marine ambulance, a boat specifically fitted for ambulance duty. Other types of specialized ambulances include four-wheel-drive vehicles, snowmobiles, and the like. Large chassis are becoming common for ambulances because of their payload capabilities and their durability. qxd 10/8/99 10:34 AM Page 44 44 OFFICER’S GUIDE TO F I R E S E RV I C E EMS A fire department should have a good idea of the unique challenges posed by its response area, and it should spec out its vehicles accordingly.

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