Getting Ready to Get Out: How EMS providers & hospital staff can work together to successfully relocate patients
This article discusses the evacuation of health-care facilities during a time of disaster.
There's a new standard that you need to become familiar with. It's National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 1584, the Standard on the Rehabilitation Process for Members During Emergency Operations and Training Exercises.
The START method of sorting medical casualties has been the key to the survival of trauma victims, particularly at large MCIs.
There's no way to prepare for such a horrific event as the West Nickel Mines school shooting. But read the following for the lessons learned by the responders.
Read how EMS units handled an MCI with multiple critically wounded children in a peaceful Amish community.
Diabetes is a growing epidemic. Many patients with this disease have insulin pumps. EMS providers need to understand how to handle patients with this type of device.
The Orange County (Calif.) Fire Authority (OCFA) undertook a research study to examine certain factors -- hydration status, exertion level, core body temperature and post-incident cooling techniques -- that may contribute to heat-related illnesses.
FDNY EMS Rescue and Haz Tac crews responded to and cared for critically injured patients when a crane broke away from an apartment tower under construction.
Lying is unnatural, and if you know what to look for, people's eyes will usually tell you when they're doing it. So what do you look for?
This article discusses how patients suffering from excited delirium can "cycle" through excited and deteriorated stages.
Features: 9/11 Responders Fight Proposed Funding Cuts, Need Transport? Take a Number, and Green Building Benefits Medics
David Grass Sr., EMS chief of the Pine Bush (N.Y.) Volunteer Ambulance Corp provides us with a great view into his organization.
EMS rehab operations should be in place at all working structure fires.
Troubleshooting end-tidal CO2 readings
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