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Treating Sucking Chest Wounds and Other Traumatic Chest Injuries

Understanding the anatomy of the chest, the mechanics of breathing and the mechanism of injury will help with anticipation of clinical deterioration and preparation for additional lifesaving procedures.

Posted Friday, July 19, 2013

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Hand Injuries Can Become Complicated Problems

Learn to treat and assess injuries to the hand and wrist.

Posted Friday, July 19, 2013

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Extrication of Rollover Crash Patient Requires Use of Hydraulic Tools

First responders treat and package a trauma patient whose car rolled over at highway speeds.

Posted Thursday, July 18, 2013

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Readers Sound Off on Spinal Immobilization

Readers offer comments on recent JEMS article on spinal immobilization.

Posted Friday, May 31, 2013

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EMS Treats Blunt Traumatic Injury from a Bicycle Handlebar

Learn why falling forward onto a bicycle can result in serious abdominal injuries and should be considered a significant mechanism of injury.

Posted Thursday, April 4, 2013

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Fort Worth Fire Department Rescues Man after 8-Foot Fall

Fort Worth Fire Department provided technical rescue of a man who fell 8-feet off a cliff.

Posted Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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Paramedic Returns to Work with Prosthetic Leg

His leg was amputated above the knee after falling 110 feet during a hike.

Posted Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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The Role of Tranexamic Acid in EMS & Preoperative Trauma Management

Tranexamic acid (TXA), used to inhibit the body’s natural clot breakdown, could have value for certain trauma patients in the field.

Posted Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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Permissive Hypotension in Trauma Resuscitation

Normal saline raises the trauma patient’s blood pressure but may not contribute to the best outcomes.

Posted Wednesday, March 27, 2013


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