"WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders) from the National Library of Medicine. It's basically the DOT Emergency Response Guidebook for your smartphone, and it's much handier than the dead tree version.
Here in Ohio, a survey was done in early 2009 at the beginning of the H1N1 outbreak. The survey was a non-scientific look at EMS preparedness for an outbreak, both from a patient treatment perspective and a continuity of operations…"
I would submit that we need both. It's not uncommon for a person to "go off" in the back of the unit while it's on a highway. You're going to need to defend yourself until the driver pulls over…"
""Once you are in a position to conduct a risk assessment, I wonder if its going to be too late to withdraw from that scene, thus putting crews at risk..."
Yes. If you can see the guy with the gun, congratulations, you're…"
Western Joint Ambulance District (WestJAD) in suburban Cincinnati...the best EMS gig I've ever had, bar none.
Trauma Data Manager for Level 1 Trauma Service at University Hospital in Cincinnati
I've learned a lot on the streets, most of it more important than what I've learned in books. I learned to be among the best at whatever I do and, as a result, wound up in a great job overseeing Ohio's statewide trauma system and running the research section of the EMS Division.
I went into EMS at age 19 because chicks dig guys in uniform. I fell in love with the job despite the fact that this was not borne out by experience.
My primary hobby is nature photography (see profile photo).
Chief of Trauma Systems and Research
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