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Guidelines for Field Triage of Injured Patients

Decisions made at the scene of an injury are vital to saving lives. Are you aware of all the changes to the Field Triage Decision Scheme? In 2005 the CDC began facilitating revision of the Decision Scheme by hosting a series of meetings of the National Expert Panel on Field Triage. This supplement, reprinted with permission from the CDC, describes the process and rationale used by the Expert Panel to revise these guidelines.

 

Innovators in EMS 2008

This special supplement, sponsored by Physio-Control Inc. and JEMS, profiles the top 10 innovators in EMS who drove the profession forward in 2008. These individuals were nominated by their peers in recognition of their hard work, dedication and selfless efforts to make a difference in the delivery of EMS or in the lives of patients and providers.

 

Trend Setters

In the past 40 years, EMS has embraced enhancements in patient monitoring that range from rechargeable batteries to pulse oximetry to 12-lead ECGs in the field. This supplement, sponsored by Physio-Control Inc., discusses those enhancements in patient monitoring, which will be good for you and for your patients.

 

State of the Science 2009

This supplement -- the third of its kind in JEMS -- offers insights from the annual meeting of the U.S. Metropolitan Municipalities EMS Medical Directors (aka, the Eagles) and provides guidance on the present and future of prehospital care. This supplement is sponsored by Michigan Instruments Inc., Philips Healthcare, Physio-Control Inc., Pyng Medical Corp., Vidacare Corp. and ZOLL Medical Corp.

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