Specialized Paramedicine

Training Opportunity @ Wolf Brigade, Oct 20, 2018

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I’m excited to be teaching at Wolf Brigade’s first Preparedness Summit next month. For medics, this is a great opportunity to review and polish your basic trauma care skills, and the additional topics covered are equally important lifesaving skills. If your schedule allows, get in on this quick as space is extremely limited. More to… Read More ›

Critical Care »

Resources for Right Ventricular MI and Cardiogenic Shock

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The following resources deal with the topics of right ventricular infarction, proximal RCA occlusion, and cardiogenic shock. Life in the Fast Lane: Right Ventricular Infarction Circulation: Cardiogenic Shock Weingart on Cardiogenic Shock Right Ventricular Infarction: Specific Requirements of Management Inferior MI Approach to Hemodynamic Shock and Vasopressors

Tactical Medicine »

Training Opportunity @ Wolf Brigade, Oct 20, 2018

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I’m excited to be teaching at Wolf Brigade’s first Preparedness Summit next month. For medics, this is a great opportunity to review and polish your basic trauma care skills, and the additional topics covered are equally important lifesaving skills. If your schedule allows, get in on this quick as space is extremely limited. More to… Read More ›

Toxicology »

Salicylate toxicity

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So when we think about a salicylate in medicine what is the first thing that comes to mind? Most of us would probably spring back with acetylsalicylic acid, ASA. Aspirin is a common source of salicylates, but there are so many products available on the market that are unsuspecting. A list from salicylatesensitivity.com includes: Acne… Read More ›

Disaster Medicine »

Body Armor: Not Just for TEMS?

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In September, FEMA released a guideline for EMS and fire response to active killer events, which it terms AS/MCI’s. Quoted here are the salient operational points, emphasis added: Considerations should be made for all potential first responders, including LE patrol officers, to be trained to the basic tenets of TECC. Training, equipment and protocols around… Read More ›

Emerging Trends »

Junctional Hemorrhage

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Now that extremity tourniquets are in widespread use by the U.S. military, junctional hemorrhage is the most common cause of death from compressible hemorrhage. —Death on the Battlefield (2001-2011): Implications for the Future of Combat Casualty Care Junctional hemorrhage represents a critical area of concern in combat casualty care as improvised explosives have evolved to… Read More ›