The Graham Response

Understanding START and SALT For Multiple Casualty Incidents

Posted by Graham Medical on Jul 9, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Mass casualties require mass coordination by first responders. One of the most vital areas of this coordination in the treatment of victims is triage. Fortunately, experienced triage experts have been working to improve specialized response protocols to ensure that treatment is prioritized by those who need life-saving care first, while also improving the transportation times and safety of all involved. It is important that first responders stay up to date on the latest triage tactics for active shooter and mass casualty incidents. These tactics are designed to increase efficiency and determine the people who need help the most.

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Topics: MegaMover®, EMS Patient Transport

Why Police Need Better Equipment For Tactical Response

Posted by Graham Medical on Jun 18, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Police are under significant pressure with the rise of mass casualty and active shooter incidents. Combatting an increase in both violence and public visibility, these first responders are expected to quickly secure a scene with minimal harm to bystanders. This response is expected to happen on an extremely quick timetable. In situations such as active shooters, police must move beyond neighborhood peace-keeping to act as tactical responders and disaster experts. 

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Topics: MegaMover®, EMS Patient Transport

Capt. Wright Lends His Expertise to the MegaMover

Posted by Graham Medical on Oct 25, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Mass casualties equal mass victims. There never seems to be enough first responders to meet patient needs. While we cannot yet prevent these mass incidents, we can help prepare with the right training and equipment.

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Topics: MegaMover®, EMS Patient Transport

EMS Patient Transport Protocol: Open Wounds

Posted by Graham Medical on Mar 22, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Open wounds can be a common cause of cardinal conditions such as compromised airways, uncontrolled bleeding, changed mental status, and providing cause for suspected abuse.

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Topics: EMS Patient Transport

EMS Patient Transport Protocol: Musculoskeletal Injury

Posted by Graham Medical on Mar 15, 2018 2:00:00 PM

As EMS providers, there are two clear categories of importance for patient transportation: protecting the patient and protecting EMS personnel. Administrators carry the responsibility of implementing safe practices to manage this transportation effectively by using knowledge of injury management to conduct training, and providing the tools and equipment needed to carry out these procedures.

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Topics: EMS Patient Transport

EMS Patient Transport Protocol: Patients Who Decline Transport

Posted by Graham Medical on Mar 12, 2018 11:00:00 AM

As an emergency care provider, you will occasionally find patients who refuse transport.  A Utah study showed that 5.1% of patients refused transportation against direct medical advice of EMS. A common reason to refuse transport is concerns about cost. Many patients also may feel that their injury is not severe enough to warrant an ambulance ride.

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Topics: EMS Patient Transport

EMS Patient Transport Protocol: Helicopter Transport

Posted by Graham Medical on Mar 9, 2018 11:00:00 AM

The majority of patient transport is conducted via ground transport, typically in an ambulance. This patient transport is conducted with either basic paramedic protocols or with more advanced life support protocols and medical staff, such as those used in interfacility transport and specialty care.

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Topics: EMS Patient Transport