Emergency Incident Rehabilitation

Emergency Incident Rehabilitation

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For EMT/Paramedic courses. The most comprehensive and up-to-date presentation of rehab operations available on the market today, this text is authored by one of the members of the task group that developed the newly released NFPA 1584 Recommended Practices on Rehabilitation for Members Operating at Incident Scene Operations and Training Exercises. This edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded to meet these new standards. All of the basic functions are covered in detail and in a logical order, allowing them to be easily implemented by emergency operation of any size. The information contained in this text is also in agreement with the principles of the National Fire Service Incident Management Systems (IMS).show more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 200.66 x 251.46 x 25.4mm | 340.19g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0131142798
  • 9780131142794

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"Emergency Incident Rehabilitation, " Second Edition is the most comprehensive and up-to-date presentation of rehab operations available. Authored by two members of the task group that developed the newly released NFPA 1584 "Recommended Practices on Rehabilitation for Members Operating at Incident Scene Operations and Training Exercises, " this edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded to meet these new standards. All of the basic functions that must be performed in a rehab operation are covered in detail and in a logical order, which allows them to be easily implemented by emergency operations of any size. In addition to meeting the NFPA 1500 and 1584 standards, the information contained in this book is also in agreement with the principles of the National Fire Service Incident Management System (IMS). New features to the second edition include: Discussion of the evolution of NFPA 1584 "Recommended Practices on Rehabilitation for Members Operating at Incident Scene Operations and Training Exercises."Presentation of concepts beyond the formal rehab sector, including pre- and re-hydration recommendations for the individual firefighter to ensure adequate personal hydration throughout an event.Expanded information on medical assessment, monitoring, and treatment of firefighters during rehab.Updated statistics, the latest information on rehab equipment, and up-to-date recommendations for on-scene food and beverage intake.show more

About Edward T. Dickinson

Edward T. Dickinson, MD, NREMT P, FACEP, is currently Assistant Professor and Director of EMS Field Operations in the Department of Emergency Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He is currently Medical Director of the Malvern Fire Company, the Berwyn Fire Company, and the Township of Haverford paramedics in Pennsylvania. He is a residency-trained, board-certified emergency medicine physician who is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He began his career in emergency services in 1979 as a firefighter-EMT in upstate New York. As a volunteer firefighter, he served as a company officer, assistant chief, and training officer. In 1985, he was the first volunteer firefighter in the United States to receive the top award for heroism from the Firehouse Magazine Heroism and Community Awards program in recognition of his rescue of two elderly women trapped in a house fire. Dr. Dickinson has remained active in fire service and EMS for the past 25 years. He frequently rides with EMS units and has maintained his certification as a National Registry EMT-Paramedic. He has served as medical editor for numerous Brady EMT -B and First Responder texts and is the author of Fire Service Emergency Care, and co-author of Emergency Care-Fire Services Edition, EMT-B textbooks. Michael A. Wieder, MS, CFPS, MIFireE, is the Assistant Director at Fire Protection Publications, headquarters for the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA), at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He has written or edited over two dozen books and 100 periodical articles. Mr. Wieder holds an Associate Degree in Fire Technology from Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology and a Master's Degree in Occupational and Adult Education from Oklahoma State University. A Certified Fire Protection Specialist and a member of the Institution of Fire Engineers, he is a member of the National Fire Protection Association's Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications (NFPA 1001) and Fire Service Training committees, serves as secretary of the National Fire Service Incident Management System Consortium, and is IFSTA's representative to the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC). He is a contributing editor to Firehouse(R) Magazine and The Pennsylvania Fireman. He maintains a very active fire service lecture and legal consultation workload. Mr. Wieder began his fire service career in 1979 as a volunteer firefighter with the Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, Fire Company. He also served as a volunteer and part-paid firefighter with the Stillwater, Oklahoma, Fire Department.show more

Table of contents

1. What Is Rehab and Why Do We Need It? Background to Rehab. What Is Rehab? Why Do We Need Rehab? The Functions of a Rehab Operation. 2. Establishing Rehab and Its Role in the Incident Management System. When to Establish Rehab. Rehab Within the Incident Management System. Rehab's Role in the Personnel Accountability System. 3. Establishing and Managing a Rehab Area. Choosing a Rehab Location. Rehab Apparatus and Equipment. Operating a Rehab Area. 4. Medical Aspects of Rehab Operations. Principles Guiding Rehab Operations. Illness and Injuries at Emergency Incident Scenes. Medical Staffing of the Rehab Sector. Medical Equipment in the Rehab Sector. Entry and Triage. Medical Evaluation/Treatment Unit. 5. Fluids and Nutrition in Rehab. Basic Concepts. Fluids and Electrolytes. Provision of Solid Foods in Rehab. Conclusion.show more

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