EMS Street Strategies focuses on the interaction of EMS personnel with patients, their families and bystanders in an array of common medical, traumatic and psychological emergencies. Chapters feature real life case studies and offer detailed six-step intervention strategies based on the presented scenario that EMS professionals can apply to their day-to-day activities in the field. Also includes chapters on the stresses experienced by EMS personnel and methods for combating this stress in a productive and healthy manner.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Cardiac Emergency: The Heart of the Matter Chapter 3 The Elderly: Handle with Care Chapter 4 AIDS: A Fatal Virus Chapter 5 Trauma: More than Physical Injury Chapter 6 Rape: Hidden Injuries Chapter 7 The Brutalized Child: Family in Despair Chapter 8 The Potentially Violent Patient: Anxiety, Ambivalence, and Aggression Chapter 9 Depression and Suicide: A Semester in Hell Chapter 10 Alcohol Abuse: Broken Bottles, Broken Dreams Chapter 11 The Unwanted: Deinstitutionalization, Detoxification, and Dereliction of Duty Chapter 12 Provocative Patients: The Sexy, the Suit Conscious, and the Somatizing Chapter 13 Responding to All People: EMS in the Era of Diversity Chapter 14 Death in the Ambulance: Grief and Guilt Chapter 15 Multiple Casualty Incident: The Demands, Destruction, and Disorientation Chapter 16 Street and System Stresses: Recognition is the Key Chapter 17 EMS Wellness: Things You Can do Before Hand so You Can Handle Stress Better