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EMS For Secure Facilities, 1st Edition

  • Joseph A. Grafft Metropolitan State University, School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Ric Sarff Minnesota Department of Corrections – St. Cloud
  • ISBN-10: 1428311475  |  ISBN-13: 9781428311473
  • 160 Pages
  • © 2012 | Published
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About

Overview

Unlike any other book in the field, EMS for Correctional and Secured Facilities is designed to address the unique circumstances surrounding the treatment of medical emergencies and trauma-related incidents within a correctional or other secure facility. When seconds count, and EMS personnel must wait for security clearance to enter into such a facility, it is important that facility staff have the ability to respond to medical emergencies until more advanced EMS personnel can assume response. Responding to this need, this book demonstrates CPR, AED, and methods for approaching offenders and correctional employees in need of medical assistance. Its comprehensive coverage spans a range of important topics, such as incident command systems, victim assessments within a secured facility, cardiac/breathing emergencies, bandaging and immobilization, drug reactions, psychiatric emergencies, and transportation considerations. Addressing all of the most common medical emergencies, this is the ideal resource for corrections or law enforcement officers tasked with the care and safety of offenders in their custody.

Features and Benefits

  • Focuses specifically on the challenges of the secure facility and the steps required of correctional officers and employees for incident management and response.
  • Addresses the most common offender medical and trauma experiences faced daily by correctional employees.
  • Highlights important safety information including securing a safe scene, proper BSI and safety tips for various response situations.
  • Demonstrates proper response procedures for initial care in a medical emergency with step-by-step photos and illustrations.
  • Offers practice scenarios to help students master critical response skills.
  • Follows the American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR.

Table of Contents

UNIT I: SAFETY ISSUES.
Objectives. Introduction. Scene Safety. Assessing a Victim. Transporting a Victim from a Secure Facility. Blood and Airborne Pathogens. Disease Transmission. Immunizations.
Federal Health Regulations.
UNIT II: INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM WITHIN A SECURED FACILITY.
Objectives. Introduction. National Incident Management System (NIMS).
Before NIMS. ICS in a Secured Facility. Four Modes of ICS. Five Sections of ICS.
Expanding ICS.
UNIT III: VICTIM ASSESSMENT IN A SECURED FACILITY.
Objectives. Introduction. Steps for Victim Assessment. Deformities, Open Wounds, Tenderness, and Swelling (DOTS). Vital Signs.
UNIT IV: FOREIGN BODY AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION.
Objectives. Introduction. Respiratory Failure. Foreign Body Airway Obstruction: Adult/Child/Infant.
UNIT V: CARDIAC ARREST.
Objectives. Introduction. CPR in a Secured Facility. Cardiac Arrest: CPR for Offender in Cell. One-Rescuer CPR: Child, Ages 1-8 (1-14 if Health Care Provider Certified). One-Rescuer CPR: Infant, Ages Newborn to 1 Year Old. Two-Rescuer CPR. Witnessed Cardiac Arrest with AED on Scene. Un-witnessed Cardiac Arrest with AED on Scene.
UNIT VI: MEDICAL EMERGENCIES.
Objectives. Introduction. Assessment of Medical Emergencies. Allergies: Mild or Systemic Reaction. Asthma. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Congestive Heart Failure. Chemical Irritants. Cold Emergencies. Diabetes. Heat Emergencies. Heart Attack. Hyperventilation. Internal Bleeding. Seizures. Stroke. Shock. Conductive Energy Devices. Medical Emergency: Unresponsive Offender. Scenarios.
UNIT VII: TRAUMA.
Objectives. Introduction. Scene Safety. Activating Incident Command System (ICS).
Body Substance Isolation (BSI). Mechanism of Injury. Trauma Survey. Contacting Health Services. Assault/Fights. External Bleeding. Blunt Trauma. Chest Injuries. Dislocations.
Eye Injuries. Fractures. Sprains and Strains. Head Injuries. Gunshot Wounds. Knife, Shanks, Other Improvised or Edged Weapons. Impaled Objects. Spinal Injuries.
Scenarios.
UNIT VIII: BANDAGING AND IMMOBILIZATION.
Objectives. Closed Wounds. Open Wounds. Bandage Materials. Spinal Stabilization.
Scenarios.
UNIT IX: DRUG REACTIONS.
Objectives. Introduction. Upper Drugs/Chemicals. Downer Drugs/Chemicals. Sideways Drugs/Chemicals.
UNIT X: BEHAVIORAL/MENTAL ILLNESS EMERGENCIES.
Objectives. Introduction. Scene Safety/BSI. Types of Behavioral Emergencies.
Common Medications. Scenario.
UNIT XI: TRANSPORTATION CONSIDERATIONS.
Objectives. Introduction. Scene Safety. Health Services. Emergency Transportation.
Non-emergency Transportation.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Joseph A. Grafft

Joseph A. Grafft is currently a Community Faculty member at Metropolitan State University, School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, a position he has held since 1995. He also coordinates the instruction for the Minnesota Department of Corrections, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), various industrial locations and is licensed by the Minnesota EMS Regulatory Board to deliver EMT-Recertification, EMR Initial and refresher training. Mr. Grafft began his EMS career in 1965 working in an ambulance while going to college. Mr. Grafft left teaching in the high school in 1988 and became the EMS Director at a hospital Paramedic system. In 1990 he became the first EMS Manager for the Minnesota State Board of Vocational Education – Fire Center, which later became the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities – Fire/EMS/Safety Center – Chancellors Office. He retired from this position in 2005. Joseph A. Grafft is the Past-President of the National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE), International Rescue and Emergency Care Association, and Minnesota Ambulance Association; Past Chair of the AHA-ECC Committee in Minnesota; author of the Issues in Spinal Care Course; Secretary of Advocates of EMS; Current Treasurer of the National Association of EMS Educators, and conference presenter. He has taught the San Diego Border Patrol in Basic and Advanced Wilderness Medicine and is a Nationally Certified Instructor for NAEMSE.

Ric Sarff

Ricard Sarff holds 30+ years experience as a correctional officer in the Minnesota Department of Corrections – St. Cloud. As an officer he supervised offenders and was involved in managing and training staff within the correctional facility. Certified as an Instructor/Instructor Trainer by the Department of Corrections, he trained fellow staff in hand cuffing, hand-to-hand combat, riot control, entry procedures, cell extractions and OSHA requirements for blood-borne pathogens. Mr. Sarff also achieved instructor certifications from the Red Cross and American Heart Association.