Browsing: Prehospital Care

From intravenous drugs and genetic engineering to highly advanced equipment to mind-blowing surgical techniques, medicine continues to evolve at an exponential pace. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR
With > 50,000 yearly SWAT deployments in the U.S. alone and tactical environments that are not optimized for medical care, the need for well-trained physician-led tactical medical teams is clear. What
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
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
A Q&A with a tactical medicine pioneer, Dr. John Wipfler III.
The DAWN and DEFUSE trials have expanded the window for stroke intervention. How is that affecting prehospital care?
Clinical research guides the care your patients are receiving before they reach you. It pays to stay up to date with out-of-hospital evidence-based practices.
Evolving EMS protocols impact the care patients receive before they present to the ED, so emergency physicians should stay up-to-date on these changes in order to offer high-quality integrated care.
Trauma is the leading cause of death for people ages 46 and younger in the U.S. - yet up to 20% of trauma deaths are potentially survivable. Can the use of low titer Group O whole blood improve outcom
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