Specialized rescue teams deal with the delivery of care in remote locations, delayed access to patients and transportation problems, much like what is experienced during an MCI.
Read the adventurous account of providing care to 1969 Woodstock festival attendees.
Here we present the most common causes of shortness of breath, along with their symptoms and treatments.
Follow these steps to plan for and safely respond to an incident involving known or suspected improvised explosive devices.
The crews used recent MCI training to triage, treat and transport 13 patients in less than 30 minutes at this fire.
Check out some of the latest products you may want to use.
A Bellevue (Wash.) police officer makes good use of a newly issued squad-car AED, Boston EMS Honor Guard travels out of state to honor a LODD victim, and a critical flaw in England’s dispatch system that downgrades life-threatening calls is being investigated.
Read what Steve Berry has to say about today’s EMS acronyms.
Learn what you can do if you haven’t established your agency’s social media policy.
When the AHA releases their updated CPR guidelines later this year, you may need to re-educate your staff. Learn how here.
A new suction catheter invented by a paramedic can keep your fingers from getting bitten when clearing a patient’s airway.
Looking for something prior to January 2008? Additional archives back to 2006 are coming soon to the new JEMS.com, but you can click here for older archives in the meantime.
Evacuate from any multistory building.
For the evacuation of disabled or injured.
Evacuate non-ambulatory patients.
Provides true one-person operation.
Reduction in spinal load.
Cut risk of injury to caregivers.
Stryker Power-PRO is a hydraulically powered ambulance cot with industry-leading ergonomics. Foot end controls activate powered lifting and lower function for capacities up to 700 lbs. Operator safety and patient comfort are significantly improved.
Power-PRO XT powered ambulance cot dramatically reduces strenuous lifting and the associated risk of back injury.
SMRT — Stryker Managed Recharging Technology
Stryker Speed-Sheet is a unique approach to patient transfer.
Stair-PRO is scientifically proven to reduce the risk of operator injury. The operator position, adjustability of handles, angle of the track and the built-in descent control made Stair-PRO the safest chair in its product category.
Proven to reduce risk of injury.