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Archive for April, 2011 ↓

INTERNAL AFFAIRS: Communicating During a Tragedy

What should a service do when the victim is one of its own? Here are some tips from one that’s been there On April 28, 2004, at 3:06 p.m., Southwest Ambulance AP44 was transporting a patient from the Florence, AZ, prison complex to a local hospital. It was running without lights or siren. EMT Tammy [...]

Out at Home

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Updated: January 12th, 2011 10:18 AM CDT From the May 2009 Issue of EMS World An injury to a young athlete poses very public care issues By James J. Augustine, MD, FACEP As the Attack One crew runs onto the field, it’s so quiet, they can hear every whisper in the crowd. The young baseball [...]

Sports Safety Systems Go High Tech

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Tips from the Medics… Blisters; prevention is better than treatment!!

There are a number of things you can do to prevent blistering. Blisters are caused by friction, heat and sweating or moisture. Stay hydrated – Stay properly hydrated, be sure to drink plenty of water at least two weeks prior to the walk Shoes – Your shoes must fit properly. Too snug or too loose [...]

Use of Temperature Controlled IV Fluids for the Treatment of Environmental Emergencies in the Special Events Prehospital Setting

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Dehydration and the Cold Weather Events

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By Clay Richmond During the summer months there is a heightened awareness of the importance of proper hydration. Unfortunately as the weather gets cooler people are not as cognizant of the significance of proper hydration. Event organizers and medical personnel need to be aware that it is still important to make sure the participants are [...]