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EMS in Crime Scene

Role of Medical Emergency Teams in Forensic Cases

  • 1st Edition - March 17, 2021
  • Author: Albino Manuel Gomes
  • Language: English
  • Paperback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 8 2 4 4 2 0 - 3
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 8 2 4 5 5 9 - 0

EMS in Crime Scene: Role of Medical Emergency Teams in Forensic Cases addresses the different settings that occur in pre-hospital environments, along with the medical-f… Read more

EMS in Crime Scene

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EMS in Crime Scene: Role of Medical Emergency Teams in Forensic Cases addresses the different settings that occur in pre-hospital environments, along with the medical-forensic relevance surrounding evidence preservation. The book identifies the main difficulties in this subject to promote proper intervention. The main role of EMS will always be medical assistance, but it is also their job to ensure their safety, the safety of the victim and the protection of the local scene. This means of preserving evidence, even though it is an ancillary activity and is not meant to compromise care of the victim, is an important role of EMS.

The objective of preserving where a crime has occurred is, from the outset, to keep the environment as unchanged as possible, that is, not to move and/or subtract objects from their original position (even if it is a firearm) and not to add elements that were not present at the scene, such as shoe trail marks, earth, hair strands, cigarette butts, etc.