Blast Injuries: Essential Facts
Blast Lung Injury: What Clinicians Need to Know
Blast Lung Injury: An Overview for Prehospital Care Providers
ings: Injury Patterns and Care
In a Moment’s Notice: Surge Capacity in Terrorist Bombings
After a Bombing: Health and Safety Information for Emergency Care Providers
After a Bombing: Health and Safety Information for the General Public
Lerner EB, Rea TD, Bobrow BJ, Acker JE 3rd, Berg RA, Brooks SC, Cone DC, Gay M, Gent LM, Mears G, Nadkarni VM, O’Connor RE, Potts J, Sayre MR, Swor RA, Travers AH; on behalf of the American Heart Association Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee and the Council on Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Perioperative and Resuscitation. Emergency medical service dispatch cardiopulmonary resuscitation prearrival instructions to improve survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2012: published online before print January 9, 2012, 10.1161/CIR.0b013e31823ee5fc.
Culture of Safety
Click here for the National EMS Culture of Safety Strategy Document, released 10/3/2013.
Drug Shortages - Pharmaceutical Backorder Reports
Diazepam 10mg, 2ml Carpujects- BTM#371104 ETA from manufacturer pushed back til March 2012
Labetalol 20mg carpujects- BTM#372339 stock available
Mag Sulfate 1gm vials- BTM#000469640010 an alternate brand is now available (BTM#0064-02). Those with existing backorders on original item will have first priority.
Promethazine 25mg vials (BTM- 0928-25) and ampules (3157-83) stock available
Articles on pharmaceutical backorders:
EMS Agenda for the Future
EMS Research Agenda
The Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association (HPBA) requested we add to our website their frequently asked questions with regard to fireplace safety. Particularly, parents of young children need to take special precautions to protect against burns from glass-fronted fireplace inserts and stoves.
Mass Casualty Events
Preparing for a Mass Casualty Event: http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/dir/MassCalPublic.htm National EMS Core Content
The National Association of EMS Physicians led a workgroup as part of the CDC sponsored Terrorism Injuries: Information Dissemination and Exchange project to develop a national guideline for mass casualty triage. The result of this effort is the Model Uniform Core Criteria a list of essential elements for a mass casualty triage system.
Model Uniform Core Criteria position paper
Model Uniform Core Criteria background paper
Next Generation 9-1-1
Position Papers - National EMS Management Association (NEMSMA)
Tactical EMS Phone App
Trauma Care Resources
As part of a research grant, University of Pennsylvania has developed a website, www.traumamaps.org, that shows access to trauma centers nationwide, with the intent of allowing medical professionals, government officials, and the public to become more aware of where trauma care resources are located, as well as identify areas that could be targeted for additional resources.