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Preserving Crime Scene Evidence when Treating Patients at an MCI

Learn to approach, enter, render care in and exit large MCI scenes without destroying valuable evidence.

Posted Monday, May 5, 2014

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Supporting Paradigm Change in EMS’ Operational Medical Response to Active Shooter Events

Starting dialogue on how to progress operational medical response.

Posted Friday, December 13, 2013

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EMS Data Use in Integrating Mobile Healthcare, Mass Gatherings and MCIs

The analysis and use of EMS data shouldn’t be limited to traditional emergency response. In this article, the authors detail how MedStar in Fort Worth, Texas, is using EMS data to shape an integrated healthcare model, as well as to plan and prepare for large events and mass-casualty incidents.

Posted Sunday, December 8, 2013

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4 Dead, 63 Injured in Bronx Train Derailment

A Metro-North passenger train derailed on a curved section of track in the Bronx on Sunday morning, killing four people and injuring 63 as it came to rest just inches from the water, authorities said.

Posted Sunday, December 1, 2013

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The Importance of Scene Illumination at Mass-Casualty Incidents

At any scene, but especially those with multiple patients, proper lighting can facilitate patient assessment and ensure the most effective, efficient triage and treatment. JEMS Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman shares what scene lighting is so important and provides 10 lighting tips.

Posted Thursday, November 21, 2013

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Improving the CDC’s National Field Triage Decision Scheme

Research suggests there is room to improve the NFTDS

Posted Friday, November 15, 2013

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EMS Chaplains Provide Spiritual Support for Providers & Staff

A chaplain’s primary role is to support providers and employees.

Posted Tuesday, August 20, 2013

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Knowing & Overcoming the Challenges of MCIs Involving Buses

Prepare for MCI response by learning from the San Bernardino bus crash that happened earlier this year.

Posted Thursday, August 8, 2013

Texas Lags on Plant Blast Injury Survey

More than three months after a Texas fertilizer plant exploded, killing 15 people and hurting hundreds, the state still has not started surveying blast injuries despite interest from state and federal officials.

Posted Monday, July 29, 2013


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