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Call to Action: Injured Pedestrian

Posted Sunday, August 2, 2009

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Crushed

Get a first-hand account of how proper treatment of Crush Syndrome helped save Sgt. John McLoughlin, who was trapped under World Trade Center rubble for 22 hours.

Posted Tuesday, June 23, 2009

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MCI Efficiency: It Takes More than Triage Tags to Run an MCI

You can get by at an MCI using the basic principles of MCI management, but if you want to refine your processes and run a highly efficient MCI, there are a few additional aspects to consider in your planning.

Posted Thursday, May 7, 2009

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Trauma at the Tunnel

On Sept. 12, 2008, a commuter train headed north from downtown L.A. collided head on with a southbound freight train, instantly killing 25 and injuring 107. It would become the worst railroad accident in California's history.

Posted Sunday, May 3, 2009

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A Quick Response

Auburn (Mass.) Fire Department paramedics responded to this bus crash on an interstate off-ramp in less than a minute; assessing and triaging the 56 passengers inside the bus.

Posted Sunday, May 3, 2009

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Disaster on the Rails

The scene was reminiscent of a Hollywood disaster movie, but it was the real thing: a multi-situational, multi-jurisdictional train disaster between the neighboring cities of Los Angeles and Glendale, Calif. The time: 0602 hrs, Wednesday, Jan. 26. It_s dark, foggy and raining, and in less than two minutes, 11 people will be dead and 230 others will need rescue, assessment and patient care.

Posted Tuesday, April 7, 2009

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When Lightning Strikes: Bolting down the facts & fiction

Did you know that lightning does strike twice in the same place? Read on to test your knowledge of this dangerous natural phenomenon and learn how to treat your patients and keep yourself safe when responding to volatile—and electric—weather.

Posted Thursday, March 26, 2009

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Chilled Crowds Keep 200-plus ambulances busy

Preparation by DC-area EMS agencies allows inauguration response for more than 2 million people to go off without a hitch; ultrasound use expands in the field with mixed results; JEMS legal columnists ask how well your state_s immunity laws are protecting you; and more.

Posted Tuesday, March 17, 2009


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