EMS in Crime Scene

EMS in Crime Scene

Role of Medical Emergency Teams in Forensic Cases

1st Edition - March 17, 2021

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  • Author: Albino Manuel Gomes
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128244203
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128245590

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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.

Key Features

  • Presents how to identify and preserve a crime scene
  • Covers how to avoid contaminating the victim or crime scene evidence
  • Reviews how to document the facts in a way that protects both the victim and the medical emergency team


EMS and Emergency Medicine professionals, Paramedics, Forensic Nurses, Forensic Practitioners

Table of Contents

  • Introduction

    Chapter 1 Emergency and urgency: concepts and evolution

    Chapter 2 Criminal investigation historical aspects

    Chapter 3 Physiopathology of death

    Chapter 4 Violent death

    Chapter 5 Violent death in emergency department and prehospital

    Chapter 6 Evidences with medical-legal relevance

    Chapter 7 Crime scene

    Chapter 8 Criminal investigation

    Chapter 9 Intervention protocols

    Chapter 10 Intervention in the preservation and collection of evidences

    Chapter 11 Forensic artifacts

    Chapter 12 911 call center

    Chapter 13 Documentation in forensic cases

    Chapter 14 Intra- and extra-hospital material for preservation and collection of evidences

    Chapter 15 Final considerations

Product details

  • No. of pages: 220
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: March 17, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128244203
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128245590

About the Author

Albino Manuel Gomes

Albino Manuel Gomes is a Forensic Nurse Examiner in APEFORENSE, Lisbon, Portugal.

Affiliations and Expertise

Forensic Nurse Examiner, APEFORENSE, Lisbon, Portugal

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