Summer is a great time for camping, hiking, and other outdoor activities. As an EMS provider you know the importance of having the right supplies for emergencies. In this short video Greg Friese describers selection of a first aid kit for outdoor adventures. Use the comments area to ask specific questions about selecting first aid […]
When my good friend began screaming that he could not see I knew something was seriously wrong. A bottlerocket had just exploded right in front of his face. He had superficial and partial thickness burns around his left eye. Fortunately, he had a normal return of vision. According to a 2005 CDC study more than […]
Stroke symptoms – facial droop, one-sided weakness, inability to speak – are fairly easy to recognize with prehospital stroke assessment tools. More and more EMS providers are going to be asked by patient’s family members or caregivers or directed by protocols to transport stroke patients to a designated stroke center. What does it mean for […]
June 1 is the official start of the hurricane weather season. All residents of Hurricane prone areas should do these things: Get a kit Make a family emergency plan Be informed Learn more about preparedness at the Ready.gov website. Everyday EMS Tips for emergency responders that live and work in Hurricane prone areas:
Nearly 2000 eye injuries occur everyday in the United States. EMS providers are at risk of eye injury from blood and other body fluids, fine and large particulates, splashes from liquid medications and other chemicals, and other forms of trauma. According to NIOSH even minor eye injuries can lead to lifelong vision problems. To prevent […]
The CDC recently tweeted (@cdchep) 24 facts about Hepatitis. Wednesday May 20 was World Hepatitis Day. Worldwide one in twelve people are living with hepatitis. EMS providers are at high risk for exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials. Therefore it is important to know these facts about hepatitis.
CPR and AED Awareness Week is scheduled for June 1-7, 2009. According to the American Heart Association the goal of CPR and AED Awareness Week is “training one million people in CPR.” EMS providers can assist this effort by using these Everyday EMS Tips:
May is National Stroke Awareness month, making it a good time for EMS providers to remember the active role they should be playing in stroke awareness and prevention. Read more on improving stroke awareness and prevention in a recent Everyday EMS Tips column at EMS1.com.
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The National Stroke Awareness Month promotes the F.A.S.T. Stroke assessment for lay persons to determine if stroke signs are present. F = FACE Ask person to smile. Look for one-sided facial droop. A = ARMS Ask person to raise their arms. Look to see if one arm drifts downward. S = SPEECH Ask person to […]