This is the definitive reference field guide for those that provide medical care in a tactical or high threat environment. This includes SWAT medics, Rescue Task Force team members, civilian and military medics, law enforcement officers and tactical team members. This comprehensive guide incorporates field assessments, interventions and “tricks of the trade” to provide the best medical care in tactical/ high threat environments.
Current best practices and guidelines such as MARCH, THREAT, SALT and TECC guidelines and others are included. There are sections devoted to tactical medical equipment, Operator outfitting, WMD, CBRNE, evacuation, lifts and carries, Active Shooter Incidents and ballistic protection. Included are handy fill in the blank forms for medical threat assessment, SOAP medical documentation, helicopter operations, Tactical team pre-entry checklist and more. Additionally, this guide covers in great detail many of the far more common, non-life threatening medical conditions that face the tactical medic on a daily basis such as orthopedic injuries, environmental concerns, and common medical problems. The Tactical Medical Field Guide is a must for tactical medical caregivers and /or anyone who might be providing emergency medical care in a high threat environment.