Browsing: EMS

Whether waiting to unload a patient at the hospital or sitting in the ambulance after clearing a call, EMTs and paramedics (and increasingly social workers, nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician
Prehospital imaging modalities have the potential to change the way we deliver prehospital care. However, the cost effectiveness of equipping EMS with portable imaging modalities has yet to be seen.
As resident doctors, we are tasked with leading resuscitations, explaining our thought processes, and debriefing our team. All too often our pre-hospital peers are forgotten members of this team. We m
Protests have become a more common occurrence in 2020, and emergency physicians are seeing an increase in riot-related injuries in their hospitals. Become familiar with the weapons in the tactical and
Each year, an estimated 240 million calls are made to 911, mostly by people with no previous EMS interaction. At the other end of the call is often a specially trained call-taker who - without ever se
Prehospital personnel are truly on the frontlines of medicine, and they have been dramatically affected by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. As protocols shift according to supplies and emerging research, how
For a long time, prehospital emergency medicine education was limited to those training for jobs in the field. Only in the last several decades have mass education initiatives emphasized emergency med
Riding along with an ambulance crew is a great way to see the side of emergency medicine most ED-based physicians don't get to see. Just know your role and follow the code of the road.
A Q&A with a tactical medicine pioneer, Dr. John Wipfler III.
A targeted look at the effects of radiation sickness and what measures to take for decontamination and initial treatment.