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Live Coverage of 2013 Eagles Conference

Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman reports live from the 2013 Eagle Creek retreat in Dallas

More than 60 EMS medical directors from large population centers throughout the United States, as well as several other countries, began their annual EMS State of the Sciences Conference in Dallas, Texas, today. The conference is often dubbed the "Eagle’s Retreat" because a decade ago a journalist who heard of the large gathering of EMS medical directors reported that it was a great “Gathering of Eagles."

EMS Medical Leaders Present 55 Rapid-Fire Lectures

EMS medical directors from 60 of the largest population centers in the U.S. and London featured timely topics that EMS agencies and provider now, or in the immediate future will face.

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Drowning in Information … Starved for Knowledge

ZOLL introduces a revolutionary reporting system & pledges to safely share patient data across devices in an effort to give physicians critical real-time information.

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Communication Is Key for EMS Response to Active Shooter Incidents

Does EMS go in during an active shooter event? If so, under what conditions? Top EMS docs discuss these questions at the Eagles conference.

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EMS Drug Shortages Discussion Gets Intense at 'Eagle Creek' in Dallas

EMS Medical Directors discuss the impact of drug shortages and tightening drug inventory control.

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Is Coding of Penetrating & Blunt Trauma Arrest Patients Warranted?

Corey Slovis, MD, FACP, FACEP, FAAEM, tells colleagues he feels a position paper is warranted to reduce or stop the unnecessary resuscitation of selected, severely traumatized patients.

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Alcohol Cases Significantly Tax EMS Systems

Denver EMS units answer 85,000 calls annually, with many of their responses involve patients with alcohol use and abuse.

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Expert Advises Medical Directors to Prepare for Nuclear Incidents

John White, CNMT, Chair of the North Texas Radiation Response Group, updated the Eagles Coalition on what would/could happen if a nuclear device was detonated in a large metropolitan center.

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News and Updates from the 2013 Eagle Creek Retreat in Dallas, Texas

JEMS Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman reports from the annual EMS State of the Sciences Conference in Dallas, Texas.

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