Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health

Mental Health is an important topic for EMS and other First Responders, both as healthcare providers, and as coworkers. Mental Health crises are some of the most challenging calls we respond to. It is also well documented that the due to work-related stressors and...

Recognizing signs of impairment

Street drugs of abuse often present EMS professionals with challenges – things we didn’t learn in the classroom.  MDMA, MDA, DXM, Superglue and spray paint aren’t things we usually spend a lot of time on, however their abuse sometimes hides in plain...

Football Equipment Removal: On Field Emergency Situations

Athletic Trainers and EMS often times need to work together to provide quality care to athletes on the playing field.  As spine boards are limited in their use as stabilization devices and primarily used as extrication devices football equipment must be removed...

EMS and Geriatrics

When EMS transports are looked at across the country, one out of every three is for a patient that is over the age of 65. This is a trend that is not going to slow down. The U.S. Census Bureau projects that in 2034 older adults will edge out children in population...

EMS Implications of Body Piercing

With more and more of our patient population having more than a single body piercing it can significantly impact upon our current medical treatment protocols.  We will discuss the medical implications of the various forms of body piercing.  The student should be able...

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