trauma

  1. K

    BLS: What would you do in this GSW scenario?

    “You are dispatched to a shooting at an university classroom for a female patient with multiple GSW: abdomen, right shoulder, bottom of right foot, and right arm. No exit wounds. Bone is protruding from the arm. Scene is still unsafe so you stage nearby. 10 minutes later, scene is declared...
  2. CanadianBagel

    How would you splint this injury?

    https://goo.gl/images/FQbnQH My first impression is that this seems to be a joint injury to me; So I would first control bleeding, check for PMS, and attempt to splint in a position of function, etc.. (splinting bone above and below) But I feel like that may cause more damage than good by...
  3. T

    PTSD and Paramedic Research

    Dear Users, I am currently a PhD student researching trauma and PTSD in paramedics, and ways in which we can use prior psychological training to help reduce this beforehand rather than trying to catch up afterwards with traditional therapy. The title of the study is “Self-taught cognitive...
  4. Ishay Benuri MD

    New Intubation Method - looking for feedback from the field

    Hi all. My name is Ishay Benuri. I am a pediatric gastroenterologist who volunteers in as an EMT at United Hatzalah service in Israel. After I failed to intubate a trauma patient in the field, I developed a device that is mainly intended as a bridged till a novice paramedic reaches high level...
  5. M

    Tactical Training in Wisconsin (TECC & TEMS)

    2017 Tactical Training Courses Mercyhealth’s Tactical Training Center in Janesville, WI provides vital hands-on tactical training for public safety professionals. While these courses take a tactical slant, the focus is on an all-hazards approach to providing care outside the normal operating...
  6. M

    TEST TIPS

    Hey all, I'm really liking this site for questions, my current question is I take my class final and they give us a sheet of paper to write down anything we want before the test that we can think of off the top of our heads! What would you put down?! Just to kind of give me a little extra...
  7. LanceCorpsman

    Trauma, choosing the right transport destination.

    Hello everyone, I'm fairly new to the EMS scene, just got my AEMT and now working on my EMT-I in the state of Oregon. I wanted to get some opinions on deciding which hospital to transport to, my agency is located in rural Oregon. The city I live in has a Level III Trauma center without a...
  8. sack jears

    Bvm for newbies

    As an emt fresh from the national registry without any job experience I've never bagged a patient. I imagine it's much harder to get a good seal and chest rise than it is on our mannequins at school. Is it more difficult than what I've been taught? Tips and tricks? This may be a simple question...

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