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Dealing with patients in emotional crisis in EMS

The Safety of a Car Seat

Car Seat Safety During a recent response to a motor vehicle collision I came to truly appreciate the value of a well made and properly installed car seat. The vehicle the infant was riding in, a smaller compact car, which was struck at moderate speed, in the left rear door by an older model full size car. The smaller car suffered extensive damage. The passenger compartment was invaded by almost 2 feet. Upon our arrival the baby was safely resting in his mother’s arms.  The car seat was on the ground next to the car, it was undamaged.

After an initial assessment the infant was uninjured. He did however appear to be somewhat dazed by the entire ordeal. His parents requested that our patient be transported to a  local pediatric emergency department for evaluation. I am happy to report that the child was completely unharmed. The patient was very amused and Read More→

EMS Mergers & Acquisitions

“It’s just a little snow and ice…my back is fine!”

As the weatherman predicts yet another blast of winter for your area and as the snow and ice continues to pile up, so does your risk for a serious back injury.  As we are all too painfully aware, the delivery of EMS care already puts our backs and musculoskeletal system at risk. Now add the addition of pushing and pulling a loaded stretcher and equipment over the piles of snow and across ice covered road ways. Our preparation for responding in these weather conditions has to start well before our shift begins. Read More→

Learning from History in EMS

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