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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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The Importance of Scene Illumination at Mass-Casualty Incidents

At any scene, but especially those with multiple patients, proper lighting can facilitate patient assessment and ensure the most effective, efficient triage and treatment. JEMS Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman shares what scene lighting is so important and provides 10 lighting tips.

Posted Thursday, November 21, 2013

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Improving the CDC’s National Field Triage Decision Scheme

Research suggests there is room to improve the NFTDS

Posted Friday, November 15, 2013

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Preparation is Key when Responding to MCIs Caused by Low-tech Terrorism

EMS personnel must anticipate needs based on limited & sometimes conflicting information, which could require outside-the-textbook thinking.

Posted Wednesday, August 21, 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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Knowing & Overcoming the Challenges of MCIs Involving Buses

Prepare for MCI response by learning from the San Bernardino bus crash that happened earlier this year.

Posted Thursday, August 8, 2013

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Why EMS Should Employ High-Reliability Organization Characteristics

See how HRO principles can be used during a high-risk EMS event.

Posted Wednesday, June 5, 2013

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Pro Bono: Mass Casualty Incidents (MCI) Legal Questions Answered

Find out the answers to legal questions surrounding the management of multiple patients.

Posted Thursday, May 30, 2013

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How NYC REMSCO Helped Coordinate Large-Scale Evacuations During Superstorm Sandy

Small state agency managed the successful evacuation of over 6,000 patients.

Posted Friday, May 24, 2013


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