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EMS World March 2017

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This month's issue reviews how Cypress Creek EMS wields fresh plasma and packed red blood cells on trauma calls. Additional content looks at active shooter response, using ultrasound to detect stroke and international models of high-performance EMS.

Cover by: Richard Salazar

Levon Vartanian, MD
Cypress Creek EMS wields fresh plasma and packed red blood cells on trauma calls.
St. Louis Fire upgrades to Microflex’s LifeStar EC gloves
Kevin Smith
Canadian and U.K. system leaders share what could be replicated in U.S. EMS systems.
Ambulatory or immobile patients can easily and safely be lifted from the ground/floor to a height of 21 inches in under 60 seconds
The EMS PRO is ideal for all ages and works on all skin tones
Classes begin every January, March, May, July, September and November
The HydraSim provides the illusion of external hemorrhage and trains responders in the various ways to treat those bleeding wounds
The unit is designed to carry one patient, one paramedic and emergency medical supplies
The buddy lite helps avert hypothermia in Texas transfusions
Branden Miesemer, NRP, FP-C
Ultrasound systems capable of performing Transcranial Doppler can be utilized in the field to diagnose a large number of ischemic strokes
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