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Trauma is a leading cause of death for all age groups. EMS plays a pivotal role in trauma systems of care through assessment, treatment and transport to the most appropriate care level facility.

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Examining the research on physician- vs. paramedic-led teams
Revamped triage criteria streamline decision making and relieve the burden on hospital systems
All patients are reported to be in stable condition after a gunman shot through a wall of a Lumberton restaurant
Parker County Hospital District paramedics faced an amputation and having to perform bilateral finger thoracostomies
Four women were injured in what authorities called a random attack at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston
Part 1 — The San Diego Fire-Rescue captain shares the emotional story of how a seemingly “routine call” quickly escalated to a near-fatal stabbing
The nurse at the Kaiser Permanente’s Redwood City Medical Center was pinned between a hospital bed and the machine
AeroCare 4’s flight medic, flight nurse were reunited with a patient during a high school football game
Vallejo first responders successfully removed the man from the fence spike
A rope rescue system was used to recover the worker inside the Holly Sugar Plant in Tracy
Central Maine Medical Center’s ED was already at capacity when the shootings in Lewiston occurred
An explosion in Orland leveled one home and damaged two structures
Pueblo first responders were dispatched to the Evraz steel mill for a man trapped under a crane
Children jumped from windows to escape from the Brooklyn apartment fire