This handbook is designed to provide concise information regarding management of patients inaustere environments. It is a ‘quick reference’ and is not meant to provide detailed discussions ofphysiological events. You are expected to provide the standard of care for your EMT certification,including the unique skills native to Pararescue.
: No handbook can anticipate every tactical and/or medical situation that might occur ina rescue. When faced with adverse situations, a PJ and his team will have to improvise, adapt,and overcome. Always keep in mind the mission, your safety, and your patient’s safety.References used in the preparation of this handbook include, but were not limited to:
Brady Paramedic Emergency Care
, Bledsoe, et al., Prentice Hall
Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide, 4
, Tintanelli, et al. McGraw-Hill
Lippencott Nursing Manual
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Physicians' Desk Reference
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, Mosby, 1998
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
, American Heart Association, 2000 edition
Wilderness Medicine: Management of Wilderness and Environmental Emergencies, 3
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Emergency Medicine Concepts and Clinical Practice, 4th Ed.
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Medical Management of Chemical Casualties Handbook
, US Army Medical Research Instituteof Chemical Defense, Sept 1995.
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, US Army Medical ResearchInstitute of Infections Diseases, August 1996
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