Shorter U.S. life expectancies, Afib dangers for women, do tighter EMS protocols work, and we’ll have a special look at hemorrhage control and tourniquet use in a crossover episode from the Disaster Podcast. If that’s what you’re looking for, you found it, right here on this week’s episode of the MedicCast.

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MedicCast Episode 473

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. In this week’s EMS news items including a look at why Americans have shorter life expectancies when compared to other industrialized countries. Can EMS do anything to improve these death rates?

Then in this week’s special tip segment we have a discussion on hemorrhage and bleeding control with tools like tourniquets from the Disaster Podcast. There are numerous tools on the market to manage severe bleeding including several commercial tourniquets. Which ones are best? We’ll find out later in the show after the news.

Also, I’ll be recording interviews in the Physio-Control booth at EMS Today at the end of this month and I want to meet you so come by and say hi and check out the amazing EMS patient care tools from Physio while you’re there. I look forward to seeing you.

News:

Americans Have Shorter Life Expectancies, But Why?

Afib Heart Rhythm More Dangerous For Women

Tighter EMS Protocols Equals Less Effective Medical Care

EMS Tip of the Week: Hemorrhage Control and Tourniquets

hemorrhage control tourniquetManaging hemorrhage control with a tourniquet and other EMS response tools and other quick-response tools takes in-depth training. The Disaster Podcast team returns this week with a crossover segment where I chat with Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group about what it takes for effective hemorrhage control and when should we jump right to tourniquets.

We also talk about practicing the use of various tourniquets and which might be most effective. Remember, the Disaster Podcast is an audio podcast so for those of you watching the MedicCast video, you’ll just see their logo. Here’s that segment on hemorrhage control and tourniquet use.

Links:

DisasterPodcast.com

Paragon Medical Education Group

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