Full list of Concussion results
Report: ER visits have increased for child concussions–
The American Academy of Pediatrics found that the number of children between the ages of 8 and 13 visiting ERs for concussions has doubled
Researchers: New smartphone app can detect concussions–
PupilScreen detects changes in a pupil’s response to light using the phone’s camera and a type of artificial intelligence
Two decades later: How fire, EMS response has changed since Columbine–
Bound Tree Medical
A fire captain who was on duty during the Columbine High School shooting in 1999 says the incident forever changed how they prepare for and respond to active threats and mass casualty incidents
Blast injuries: 4 types EMS providers need to know–
EMS providers will be called upon to mitigate the effects of bombings and other incidents involving the use of explosive devices
How to perform the Glasgow Coma Scale assessment–
Watch this in-depth instructional video on using the Glasgow Coma Scale for assessment of impairment of conscious level in response to defined stimuli. After watching download an instructional aid, refresh your knowledge on using the AVPU scale and check out these other EMS1 training videos:
Reality Training: Severe head wound behind home plate–
How would you treat a baseball umpire's significant head laceration as players, fans and television viewers watch your every move?
Study: Playground concussions on the rise–
Most injuries studied were mild, but all concussions are potentially serious and researchers say the trend raises public health and safety concerns
Why errors happen during lifesaving EMS interventions–
A teenager's death after a misplaced and unrecognized failed intubation is a tragic reminder of how and why error can occur in EMS
What Would You Do? Transport destination for an unresponsive kickboxer–
Dr. David Tan and Steve Whitehead discuss an event standby at a kickboxing match. The patient, a fighter, sustained a significant head injury and the medics were ordered by an on-scene physician to take the patient to the nearest hospital instead of the higher-level of care available at a trauma center further away.
Listen to the discussion and share what you would do in comments.
Read about the incident that inspired this case discussion.
'Do it for Drew' by checking and rechecking tube placement–
The family of a teen who died after an esophageal intubation has started the 'Do It For Drew' foundation to prevent another tragic death
Consumers asked to report hoverboard injuries and fires–
Riders, using the hashtag #hoverboardfail, have reported fractures, concussions and fires
EMS standby at football games: EMS1 Poll Results–
We asked EMS providers about the presence of ambulances at games, the personnel available and their training to treat sports-related injuries
Poll: Ambulance standby at high school football games–
What level of care is available and are EMS personnel on standby at high school football games in your response area?
Pillow fight injures 30 West Point cadets–
Twenty-four cadets suffered concussions in the annual fight organized by first-year students as a way to build camaraderie
Medics, athletic trainer save Texas teen athlete–
The trainer recognized the quarterback's concussion and medics resuscitated him en route to the hospital
Remember 2 Things: Head injury patient assessment and treatment tips–
Head injuries can be very challenging patients to manage in the back of an ambulance. Steve Whitehead presents two very important things to remember when treating these patients.