Monthly Archives: October 2015

History of EMS

Many of our readers are likely unaware of the National EMS Museum Foundation and the group has been around for a while.  The individuals driving the museum have a vision that some day there will be a brick-and-mortar structure memorializing the history of emergency medical services.  The EMS Museum web site is a great educational…
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Emergency Cardiac Care Changes 2015

The European Resuscitation Council has just released their ECC updates for 2015.  There are no earth-shattering changes in the area of adult basic life support and AED but here are some things that stand out: There is significant emphasis on the role of the emergency medical dispatcher's interaction with the caller. Rapid chest compressions of…
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Following our introduction of the Inland/Near-Shore Boater First Aid Kit and the Offshore Boater First Aid Kit at the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators annual conference, it was recommended that we develop a Boater First Aid Kit for boaters with smaller power vessels, small sailboats, and those utilizing kayaks.  Focusing on cubic volume…
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