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The Stress Paradox

I propose that “error is subsequent to the human factor.” In EMS, human factors collide with the need to decide quickly and act precisely, under conditions that are dynamic, stress-inducing and occasionally hostile.

Posted Tuesday, September 30, 2008

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Appropriate Prehospital Tourniquet Use

Few medical topics invoke as much passionate debate as the use of tourniquets to control traumatic hemorrhage.

Posted Tuesday, September 30, 2008

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From the Battlefield to Our Streets

Posted Tuesday, September 30, 2008

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Medical Triage for WMD Incidents: Incidents an adaptation of daily triage

The START method of sorting medical casualties has been the key to the survival of trauma victims, particularly at large MCIs.

Posted Tuesday, September 2, 2008

No Workers Killed in Toxic Powder Spill

Posted Monday, September 1, 2008

FDNY manages 41 patients exposed to CO

Read this to learn how FDNY successfully managed a CO MCI incident involving wedding guests enjoyed themselves at a reception hall.

Posted Sunday, August 17, 2008

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FDNY's Special Vehicle Used in CO Incident

FDNY's Mobile Respiratory Treatment Unit is a specially configured patient-care vehicle assigned to the department's EMS command.

Posted Sunday, August 17, 2008

FDNY manages 41 patients exposed to CO

Read this to learn how FDNY successfully managed a CO MCI incident involving wedding guests enjoyed themselves at a reception hall.

Posted Sunday, August 17, 2008

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FDNY's Special Vehicle Used in CO Incident

FDNY's Mobile Respiratory Treatment Unit is a specially configured patient-care vehicle assigned to the department's EMS command.

Posted Sunday, August 17, 2008


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