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Trauma Kit Supplies Every EMT Should Have

Posted by Sam D. Say

May 27, 2023 8:00:00 AM


Preparedness is essential to trauma treatment, especially when you encounter catastrophic injuries in the field. Having the right supplies in your trauma kit allows you to care for patients and avoid needless treatment delays. 

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Topics: Emergency Preparedness, Tactical trauma kit, Trauma

Responding to Mental Health Crises and Related Airway Symptoms

Posted by Sam D. Say

Feb 27, 2023 7:00:00 AM

It’s no secret that mental health crises have been on the rise in recent years, affecting individuals of all ages, and from all walks of life. According to data from Mental Health America in 2022, the estimated number of adults with serious suicidal thoughts was over 11.4 million, and 15.08% of youth ages 12-17 reported suffering from at least one major depressive episode in the past year.


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Topics: medical scenarios, Trauma

A guide to avoid inflicting further trauma during airway management

Posted by Sam D. Say

Feb 10, 2023 6:15:00 AM

When an emergency responder arrives at an emergency scene where one or more patients have suffered physical trauma, unspoken in the goals during the moment is to not only provide effective treatment, but to avoid causing any additional trauma.

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Topics: Trauma, emt scenarios

Common Sites of Injury from Blunt Chest Trauma

Posted by Sam D. Say

Apr 28, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Car accidents are the leading cause of blunt chest trauma. More than 6 million car accidents occur each year in the United States, injuring at least 3 million drivers. Violence is also a common culprit, especially when guns are involved. First responders will inevitably encounter many forms of chest trauma. A comprehensive patient assessment can help you prioritize treatment goals and stabilize patients for transport. However, knowing the most common injuries associated with blunt chest trauma can expedite the assessment and improve treatment outcomes. 

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Topics: Trauma