Browsing: EMS

Helicopter EMS is less dangerous than often portrayed, and safety is continuously being improved at all levels from the individual, aeromedical agencies, and national regulatory bodies.
The role of the tactical physician can vary, but it almost always involves preventive medicine, medical intelligence, and operational assistance. These skills make the physician an indispensable part
The Impact of EMS: What EMS Can Teach Medical Students about Patient Care Over the hum of the diesel engine, a call came through the radio: “131…We have a Code 3: 25-year-old white female, possible h
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Tornado Touchdown: Mississippi Medical Students Overcome Disaster In the early morning hours of Jan. 21, 2017, medical students in Mississippi were”¦ studying. Like every other first-year student, I
Disaster Medicine: Engaging Your EMIG In the fall of 2016, an attack at The Ohio State University, my alma mater and a school just down the road from my current medical school, hit close to home. Luc
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Preshospital Sepsis Alerts: A Stemi or Stroke Equivalent? “This is Medic 19 bringing in a Sepsis Alert, ETA 5 min.” With that alert, you mobilize your team and prepare for the patient. When they arr
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When Disaster Strikes: Crisis Management from Inside Hurricane Matthew Emergency department (ED) physicians are trained and expected to think on our feet, to make the best of unusual circumstances an
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A Brief History of Emergency Medical Services in the United States Pre-hospital emergency care in the modern age is often described as a “hierarchy” of human and physical resources utilized in the ac
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The EMS Handoff: A Critical Time for Critical Improvement In the middle of a busy shift, you are hastily beckoned to a new patient's room just as he has begun to seize. Your patient is an 8-year-old-
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The Case for Prehospital and ED Use of Tourniquets A 27-year-old male is brought in by ambulance after experiencing a gunshot wound to the mid right thigh. At the time of his arrival with EMS, he is