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The Origins of EMS in Military Medicine

Posted Wednesday, October 1, 2008

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Appropriate Prehospital Tourniquet Use

Few medical topics invoke as much passionate debate as the use of tourniquets to control traumatic hemorrhage.

Posted Wednesday, October 1, 2008

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From the Battlefield to Our Streets

Posted Wednesday, October 1, 2008

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Optimal Tourniquet Engineering Features

Four optimal tourniquet engineering features.

Posted Wednesday, October 1, 2008

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The Stress Paradox

I propose that “error is subsequent to the human factor.” In EMS, human factors collide with the need to decide quickly and act precisely, under conditions that are dynamic, stress-inducing and occasionally hostile.

Posted Wednesday, October 1, 2008

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Big-Top Incident

Oklahoma EMTs and paramedics faced an unusual MCI on Oct. 17, 2007, when high, straight-line winds caused a circus-sized tent to collapse at Tulsa's Oktoberfest.

Posted Thursday, September 11, 2008

Semi vs. Bridge

Orland (Ind.) Community Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a semi-versus-bridge incident, where bystanders had reported being unable to find the driver.

Posted Tuesday, September 9, 2008

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Medical Triage for WMD Incidents: Incidents an adaptation of daily triage

The START method of sorting medical casualties has been the key to the survival of trauma victims, particularly at large MCIs.

Posted Wednesday, September 3, 2008

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Mo. EMS Provider Details Role in Midwest Floods

Multiple emergency agencies, including the National Guard, participated extensively in the multi-state disaster. However, the role EMS played during this crisis was rarely reported. JEMS contributing photographer, Ray Kemp, had the opportunity to ride with Lincoln County Ambulance District (LCAD) in Missouri during the floods. The LCAD service area includes the Mississippi river towns of Elsberry, Foley and Winfield.

Posted Friday, August 1, 2008


 

 

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