Severe eye injury is a rare call for EMS, but when the extent of the injury does trigger a 9-1-1 call your rapid assessment and care with transport to an appropriate facility can mean the difference between being permanently disabled and returning to normal life for your patient.
The Threat of Hackers: The need to secure patient data & other important records on your agency's notebook computer
The need to secure patient data & other important records on your agency_s notebook computer
They wake the unconscious, cure the very ill and even rescue patients from death_s door. They_re miracle drugs, and thousands of ambulance services across the country carry them. For those onlookers and new EMS providers who see a patient wake up from a deep, unconscious state, it_s a captivating experience. The most common of these drugs is dextrose. But there_s anotherƒMeet Narcan.
The Return of Tourniquets: Original research evaluates the effectiveness of prehospital tourniquets for civilian penetrating extremity injuries
This article describes the patients who had the prehospital tourniquets applied, examines the appropriateness of tourniquet application and reports on the effectiveness of prehospital tourniquets on multiple patient outcomes.
This article provides an overview of common patient medications and a focus on their relevance to prehospital care.
Orland (Ind.) Community Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a semi-versus-bridge incident, where bystanders had reported being unable to find the driver.
Editor-in-chief, A.J. Heightman, believes there's no reason tourniquets shouldn't be used to safely and effectively control life-threatening bleeding from penetrating and other massive extremity injuries.
Gary Ludwig, MS, EMT-P,„thought he had heard it all until... . A fire chief tells him that one of his firefighters claimed another crew member was posing nude on a match-making Web site.
This column is written as a surprise for Chris Olson, a superstar paramedic in San Diego County.
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Severe blunt chest trauma leads to cardiac arrest
In some states, EMT-Bs perform 12-leads & manual defibrillation.
What is the top leader in your organization called? This article may persuade you that all EMS top leaders should be "chiefs" in order for EMS to gain equality in the public safety industry.
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