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Put your trauma care knowledge to the test on trauma terminology and assessment
Steve Whitehead shares tips to get your patient to change their way of thinking
Gaining patients’ confidence can be achieved by deliberate actions, like connecting with caregivers, as well as small subtleties, like body language and facial expressions
New report reveals insights into prehospital heat-related incidents attended by EMS
Christopher Ward began vomiting, passing out and stopped breathing
Video showed smoke filling the Eastern Market station as an insulator under a train began to burn
“There is no substitute for experience. Yet, regardless of experience level, it is important to consider how EMS education can teach situational awareness”
EMT Robert Molesk said he felt intimidated by Erie County deputies when treating Robert A. Metcalf Jr.
Use these strategies to look for and reduce cognitive error during patient assessment and care
A rope rescue system was used to raise a Fontana woman from an old septic tank 25 feet below the ground
Heart block recognition and treatment present a challenge in EMS education
Blending technology and human-driven care to navigate language barriers and make the scene safer
Assess abdominal pain in 5 seconds or less with Steve Whitehead
The key to differentiating abdominal pain is to utilize as many assessment tools as possible
Doctors had told the hunter’s family that he may not walk again