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A New Tool in the Box

Tourniquets are a valuable, life-saving tool, and providers should be well-versed in their use to control bleeding and prevent hypoxia. However, they do prevent blood flow to areas distal to the tourniquet application, which can in turn induce stagnant hypoxia. Jason Clark reports on the first in-the-field use of the iTClamp, a new device designed to control bleeding but still allow blood flow to distal areas.

Posted Thursday, November 7, 2013

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Training & Speed Are Crucial

Uncontrolled hemorrhage also results in the death of a large number of civilian trauma fatalities each year. Recent military conflicts have led to many new and novel approaches, as well as clarified the appropriate application of current tools.

Posted Thursday, November 7, 2013

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Driver Traps Foot in Construction Machinery

First responders treat and package a man who wedged his foot in a Bobcat front-end loader.

Posted Wednesday, August 14, 2013

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Motor Vehicle Crash Patient Presents Puzzling Trauma Injury

A crashed minivan, an obese man trapped inside, extreme blood loss and a trauma injury that puzzles rescuers.

Posted Friday, July 19, 2013

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Treating Sucking Chest Wounds and Other Traumatic Chest Injuries

Understanding the anatomy of the chest, the mechanics of breathing and the mechanism of injury will help with anticipation of clinical deterioration and preparation for additional lifesaving procedures.

Posted Friday, July 19, 2013

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Hand Injuries Can Become Complicated Problems

Learn to treat and assess injuries to the hand and wrist.

Posted Friday, July 19, 2013

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Extrication of Rollover Crash Patient Requires Use of Hydraulic Tools

First responders treat and package a trauma patient whose car rolled over at highway speeds.

Posted Thursday, July 18, 2013

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Readers Sound Off on Spinal Immobilization

Readers offer comments on recent JEMS article on spinal immobilization.

Posted Friday, May 31, 2013

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EMS Treats Blunt Traumatic Injury from a Bicycle Handlebar

Learn why falling forward onto a bicycle can result in serious abdominal injuries and should be considered a significant mechanism of injury.

Posted Thursday, April 4, 2013


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