An EMT librarian, pedestrian trauma and the elderly, all hazards planning and we’ll take a look at treating patients with blast injuries like this seen in recent weeks. If that’s what you’re looking for, you found it right here on this week’s episode of the MedicCast.
MedicCast Episode 332
Good day and welcome to this week’s episode of the MedicCast. I’m your host, Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and I’d like to welcome you to this week’s show. We have a great show coming up for you this week in including a news article that looks at an EMT librarian who rides along and helps EMS educators and providers find evidence-based research to back up their EMS practice. Plus, will take a look at some in-depth information on dealing with patients who have suffered blast injuries in this week’s tip of the week. All of that is coming up soon here on the MedicCast.
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EMT Librarian Searches for Evidence Based Practice
Kicking off the news this week is a feature article on another EMS blogger I found over at EMSWorld.com. It’s on Kacy Allgood, an EMT and librarian who is working alongside EMS providers in Indianapolis to help provide them research assistance into the best in evidence based medical care for EMS providers.
Aging Pedestrians at Greater Risk
Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control recently released a report on elderly pedestrians saying that they are far more likely to die in a traffic accident than others. As the population continues to age, we can expect far more traffic accidents involving elderly pedestrians, too.
All Hazards Planning – Are You Ready?
Finally, I want to bring to your attention the concept of All Hazards Planning and preparedness for major events like the one in Boston on April 15th. Many individuals, paid and volunteer responders were in attendance expecting a large community event with all of the common medical and minor traumas that go along with it.
Tip of the Week: Dealing With Blast Injuries (part 1)
This week on the show, I’m bringing you a review of dealing with blast injuries. In light of all of the tragedies that happened in the previous couple of weeks including the Boston marathon bombing as well as the West, Texas explosion we all should be paying more attention to blast injuries and dealing with them. I’ve found some really good materials to share with you and some excellent links to additional resources that you can use to follow-up on the next two tip segments here at the MedicCast. Let’s get in to part 1 of the series on dealing with blast injuries.
Tip of the Week Links
CDC Blast Injury Facts – CDC Mass Casualties | Blast Injuries: Essential Facts
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