Major Incidents

Tourniquet First!

Few issues in the long and colorful history of medicine have generated as much controversy and confusion as the use of tourniquets to arrest severe extremity hemorrhage. As with many strongly held, traditional beliefs, the tradition is strong, but the evidence weak.

Posted Thursday, May 20, 2010

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Terror in America's Schools

America is a nation at war. That’s a reality, not political rhetoric. And some of the battles in that war are going to be fought on American soil—in our communities, among our homes and loved ones.

Posted Monday, May 17, 2010

Forward Thinking REQUIRED

Only by studying the lessons being learned daily on the battlefields of the war on terror can we ensure that our trauma care is state-of-the-art back home.

Posted Monday, May 17, 2010

13 Hurt after Amtrak Train Derails in North Carolina

Six previous accidents have occurred at the crossing dating back to 1978.

Posted Thursday, May 13, 2010

Explosion Rocks Cleveland Neighborhood

MetroHealth Medical Center says it received six adults and five children.

Posted Wednesday, May 12, 2010

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Advanced Prep Pays Off

The crews used recent MCI training to triage, treat and transport 13 patients in less than 30 minutes at this fire.

Posted Monday, May 10, 2010

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More Victims Feared as Tenn. Floodwaters Recede

Thousands of people fled rising water and hundreds were rescued, but bodies were recovered Monday from homes, a yard, even a wooded area outside a Nashville supermarket.

Posted Tuesday, May 4, 2010

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EMS at Woodstock

Read the adventurous account of providing care to 1969 Woodstock festival attendees.

Posted Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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Consider Wilderness Medicine Techniques for MCIs

Specialized rescue teams deal with the delivery of care in remote locations, delayed access to patients and transportation problems, much like what is experienced during an MCI.

Posted Wednesday, April 28, 2010






 

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