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Commercial Tourniquet Use in Pediatrics

Article by Veronica “Vee” Smith, MD Case It’s 11 o’clock in the morning on a sunny autumn day. Your radio alerts you about a mass casualty event and you are then dispatched to what turns out to be a school shooting. The estimated casualty count is over 20 with an unknown number of injured victims

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EMS Perspectives: An OpEd Page on the History and Future of EMS By Clayton Kazan, MD, MS, FACEP, FAEMS So we are about 54 years into the pilot project that is EMS and paramedicine.  That we would even exist, much less thrive, years later, was viewed by many as highly improbable at the time.  The

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Calcium in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Article by Erin Lincoln, MD Case Scenario: You are dispatched to a 68-year-old male in cardiac arrest.  His family has been performing bystander, and report that he suddenly collapsed just a few minutes ago. CPR is taken over by responding crews, and he is placed on a cardiac monitor/defibrillator. He is found to be in

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