Full list of Survivability results
Remember 2 Things: More tourniquet application tips for EMTs and paramedics–
Learn why and how to apply multiple tourniquets to control severe bleeding from Steve Whitehead, Remember 2 Things host. EMS providers should use these tips to troubleshoot problems with controlling bleeding.
Remember 2 Things: Tourniquet application tips for EMTs and paramedics–
Rapid application of a tourniquet can be life- and limb-saving. Remember 2 Things host Steve Whitehead reminds EMS providers to apply limb tourniquets as high (proximal) as possible and to document the time a tourniquet was placed on the patient's limb.
Rescue task force: training and implementation steps from an urban fire department–
The rescue task force places paramedics in the warm zone during an active shooter under cover and escorted by police officers. Working in the warm zone allows paramedics to begin life-saving care sooner.
Skier survives 1,600-ft fall down mountain–
Twenty-four-year-old pro-skier Ian McIntosh survived a 1,600ft tumble down a mountain in the Neacola range in Alaska on April 10. A new video released documents the entire event.
Medic who stopped French train attacker expected to survive after stabbing–
US airman Spencer Stone was seriously wounded in a brawl outside a bar that didn't seem related to the train incident.
'Flowers': a paramedic's survival story–
1. How do we protect our people in ground ambulances?
2. When is it OK to not go? (Interfacility vs. 911)
3. What is the impact of our profession on our family members?
4. What are the unrecognized dangers with ground speed, lights and sirens, etc.?
Amtrak train shears car in half in Fla. crash–
Three people were in the car when the train hit; all survived
How to safely position yourself around patients–
This video contains footage that may be disturbing to some viewers
Approach a situation and position yourself smartly to improve clinical care, your relationship with the patient and safety
King County EMS medical director explains success of system–
The Wash. department is known for high cardiac arrest survival rates, and Medical Director Mickey Eisenberg describes the training and education that makes the system work
Mont. medic featured on Discovery Channel’s ‘Naked and Afraid’–
The episode shows a Missoula paramedic who survives for 21 days in the mountains of India
Man crushed between semi-trucks tell story of survival–
He describes the impact that cocooned him inside his truck, crushing everything around him; he remembers thinking he was going to die, wondering if this was his time
Couple outruns Wash. avalanche–
Cellphone footage shows the avalanche in action; they survived in an ice cave
Mo. man rescued after 12 days at sea–
The Coast Guard had suspended the search, but he made repairs to a radio and they resumed based on his mayday call; he survived by catching fish and eating an eyeball for hydration
Common tricks for concealing weapons–
Be aware of tricks like a switch blade on a belt buckle, mace disguised as a pen in a front pocket or a knife concealed in a tube of lipstick.
What to look for during a weapon search–
How to position your hands during a search, maintain a verbal clinical assessment, and maintain a poker face if you do find a weapon
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