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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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BOATER FIRST AID KITS – WE LISTEN!

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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Emergency First Aid On Board

      Emergency Medical Resources, LLC, has just shipped 115 copies of our boating first aid publication to a colleague who included this handy reference as part of a kit that was bid and sold.  See HERE for further information.
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SEPTEMBER 11

14 years ago this morning, nearly 3,000 Americans died at the hands of Al Qaeda terrorists and thousands more had their lives changed forever.  Many who responded to the Pentagon or Ground Zero have died subsequently or have long-term health or psychological consequences brought on by those fateful events.  Some of us were honored to…
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BACKBOARDS…RIP?

If you follow EMS discussions over the past year or so, it is obvious that the long spine board is being more and more left on the shelf.  The Regional Emergency Medical Services Council of New York City (REMSCO) has now codified the reduced use of the long spine board in their latest spinal injury…
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Norman E. McSwain, MD, FACS, NREMT-P

About 34 years ago, I was privileged to have been one of those who formed the initial cadre of PHTLS Regional Faculty.  PHTLS totally changed the face of prehospital  trauma care and undoubtedly has been responsible for thousands of people surviving serious multisystem trauma.  PHTLS was the EMS offshoot of the American College of Surgeons'…
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Human Patient Isolator For Transport

In response to the recent EVD outbreaks, EMR was tasked by one of our clients to find a negative pressure, patient containment and transfer system.  We are now distributing the TCOL Isolators Human Patient Isolator. This system includes a built-in stretcher, isolator canopy, 8 gloved sleeves, port system to connect to other equipment without breaking the containment…
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