Emergency Incident Rehabilitation

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Prentice Hall PTR, 2003 - Technology & Engineering - 137 pages
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The most comprehensive and up-to-date presentation of rehab operations available on the market today, this book is authored by two members of the task group that developed the newly released NFPA 1584Recommended 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).Topics covered include: rehab background and necessity, establishing rehab, managing a rehab area, medical aspects of rehab, and fluids and nutrition in rehab.An excellent refresher reference work for paramedics.

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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 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.

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