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Armed Tactical EMS Team Responds with SWAT in Hot Zones

Medics wear ballistic gear and carry guns.

Posted Thursday, July 10, 2014

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Understanding the NFPA 473 Improved Standard for EMS Hazmat Professionals

Learn EMS’ role at hazmat and WMD incidents.

Posted Monday, March 17, 2014

Prehospital Management of Pediatric Anaphylaxis

Education about anaphylaxis is imperative to encourage earlier administration of epinephrine.

Posted Thursday, January 9, 2014

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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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Muslim Mass Pilgrimage Poses Logistical & Planning Challenges

Meeting the EMS needs of 3–4 million people during a mass pilgrimage leads to innovative ways to reach and treat patients.

Posted Tuesday, August 20, 2013

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Olympic Lessons Learned from London Ambulance Service

London Ambulance Service successfully handled their ‘summer of sport’ with seven years of pre-planning.

Posted Thursday, February 14, 2013

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Ambulance Provider Transports 130 Patients to New San Diego Medical Facility

Hospital evacuation and transfer of patients is successful because of meticulous planning, careful management of logistics and world-class teamwork.

Posted Thursday, January 31, 2013

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EMS Providers Recall 9/11

Many EMS providers’ lives were forever changed after 9/11.

Posted Thursday, September 1, 2011

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Unsung Heroes

Read about the EMS providers who had to run calls while 9/11 happened in their backyard.

Posted Monday, August 15, 2011






 

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