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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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Up to 60 Injured after Car Drives into Va. Parade

Paramedics and other first responders participating in the parade facilitated quick response.

Posted Sunday, May 19, 2013


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