Due to OSHA and EPA regulations, emergency responders who come in contact with hazardous materials must have hazardous material training. HAZARDOUS MATERIALS FOR EMS Practices and Procedures is the most practical, up-to-date training text in hazardous materials. This useful resource gives a pragmatic view of all arenas of EMS and hazardous materials incidents and accidents. The text includes hazardous materials behaviors, recognition of hazardous materials, assessment, personal protective equipment, decontamination, physiologic factors of inhalation, triage, treatment, and patient transport. It's the only text needed to offer a complete hazmat education and training program for EMS providers.
Provides 30 illustrations and 100 photographs of common hazardous materials placards, command incident charts and graphs, and various pieces of equipment so students become familiar with the equipment and communications in the field, allowing for easy identification of certain hazards. Includes case studies in every chapter to present real-world scenarios, encouraging group interaction and application of material learned. Contains objectives, summaries and review questions to help students focus on and retain important material in the chapter. Includes the training directives from NFPA 473 and the Advanced Cardiac Life Support protocols as they pertain to hazardous materials to help emergency personnel understand the system in which they are training. Provides all of the pertinent hazmat information covering the awareness and operations levels, and parts of the technician level training specific to emergency responders. Features a supplemental instructor's manual that includes lesson plans, quizzes, case studies and more.
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Published March 15, 1999
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