The War on Trauma -

The War on Trauma



Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Terrorism, whether it originates domestically or outside our borders, produces the very real threat of school shootings and other mass-casualty incidents that are in many ways similar to combat. EMS systems must be prepared to respond to such incidents with the right tactics and the right tools many of which were developed on the frontlines of the War on Terror.

This supplement, which is sponsored byNorth American Rescue, Inc.,presents proven concepts, techniques and products from military trauma care that have immediate application to civilian EMS.

Supplement Content

Forward Thinking Required

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P

Terror in America's Schools

John Giduck

The Origins of EMS in Military Medicine

Daved van Stralen, MD

From the Battlefield to Our Streets

Jeffrey S. Cain, MD

Appropriate Prehospital Tourniquet Use

Jeffrey S. Cain, MD

Optimal Tourniquet Engineering Features

Jeffrey S. Cain, MD

Tourniquet First!

Peter P. Taillac, MD, FACEP, & Gerard S. Doyle, MD, MPH

The Stress Paradox

Bruce K. Siddle

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