Facial trauma is most frequently caused by motor vehicle collisions, physical altercations and falls. This CE article discusses the incidence of facial trauma, reviews facial anatomy and physiology, and discusses the assessment and treatment of the facial trauma patient. This article also features a lesson plan that utilizes the content of CE articles to help facilitate training sessions. Use or adapt this lesson plan for your organization, its personnel and its local protocols.
This CE activity is approved by EMS Magazine, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), for 1.5 CEUs. After reading the article, take the CE test that accompanies this lesson at www.rapidce.com.
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EMTVOLFF says: There is a push to make CPR transports be Priority 3/Code 1. Our company CEO has instituted this, and so far, it's not a popular idea. I know that studies show there is very little time gained by running L/S. However, I fear that these studies may be flawed in that they are too general and too broad. In rural areas, or areas with lots of freeways with hospitals close by, I can see the studies being true. However, what about the areas with lots of traffic and traffic lights? Lets say you have to go through an area where you stop at each red light, and sometimes sit there for 1-2 minutes? If you hit just 3 red lights wrong, you have potentially added as much as 6 minutes to your transport time. Opinions?
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Grant & Scholarship News & Resources
Nominations are now open for the Robert G. Nixon EMS EXPO Scholarship Program, which awards two scholarships each year for EMS providers to attend EMS EXPO. The scholarship consists of a 3-day core program registration to EMS EXPO and $1,000 stipend to cover travel and expenses.
Website of the Week
The Community Paramedic Program website details an innovative program with the potential to improve the health of millions living in rural and remote regions of the United States and around the world.
People In the News
EMS Magazine Editorial Advisory Board Member Greg Friese has released an Ebook compilation of tips, resources and training related to EMS response to mass casualty incident response, which can be downloaded for free from Greg's website.
EMS Pioneers To Be Honored in Los Angeles
On May 8, 2010, the County of Los Angeles Fire Museum Board of Directors will host the Inaugural Pioneers of Paramedicine Lifetime Achievement Awards Gala, honoring four of the doctors who conceived the paramedic idea and were present at the "birth" of modern EMS.
National EMS Awards of Excellence
The nomination period for the National EMS Awards of Excellence is now open. Don't miss your opportunity to win cash prizes and a trip to EMS EXPO 2010 in Dallas, TX, September 27-October 1.EMS Responder Daily Tips