National Firefighter Health Week

Firefighters not only battle fires and selflessly risk their lives for others, but they also battle a silent killer - heart disease. Heart attacks are the number one killer of fire and emergency personnel.

Posted Monday, August 13, 2007

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Mechanism of Injury & Outcomes

A study supports that mechanism of injury is only a piece of the puzzle of evaluating the potential for life-threatening injuries.

Posted Monday, August 13, 2007

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Mechanism of Injury & Outcomes

A study supports that mechanism of injury is only a piece of the puzzle of evaluating the potential for life-threatening injuries.

Posted Monday, August 13, 2007

Hospitals Are Shutting Down Burn Centers

U.S. hospitals are increasingly shutting down their burn centers in a trend experts say could leave the nation unable to handle widespread burn casualties from a fiery terrorist attack or other major disaster.

Posted Friday, August 10, 2007

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It s All about Teamwork

One patient was standing outside her crushed vehicle, trembling with fear. The crane operator remained entrapped, his left leg severely crushed and his chest compressed.

Posted Friday, August 10, 2007

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Appropriate Use of Helicopter EMS

A study from Nova Scotia examined the appropriateness of helicopter EMS (HEMS) in the region during a 21-month period with the goal to determine the current level of overtriage.

Posted Friday, August 10, 2007

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It s All about Teamwork

One patient was standing outside her crushed vehicle, trembling with fear. The crane operator remained entrapped, his left leg severely crushed and his chest compressed.

Posted Friday, August 10, 2007

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Appropriate Use of Helicopter EMS

A study from Nova Scotia examined the appropriateness of helicopter EMS (HEMS) in the region during a 21-month period with the goal to determine the current level of overtriage.

Posted Friday, August 10, 2007

I-95 crash a test of trauma response

When a LifeFlight helicopter landed carrying critically injured Yehoshua Hoffman, the first casualty taken from an accident scene on Interstate 95 in Argyle on Monday, Eastern Maine Medical Center was ready.

Posted Thursday, August 9, 2007


 

 

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