How does EMS decide where to take a patient?
The main concern of EMS, once they arrive and assess a patient for transportation, is making the best decision on where to take that victim. Time is likely a factor, but the level of care available at that time isn’t going to be the same for all hospitals. EMS personnel have to assess the patient’s needs and decide where the best care is going to come from.
ACLS classes: the next step in your CPR training development
You've been taking BLS classes for several years. It might be time to upgrade your skills to a higher level. Find out whether or not the ACLS class is your next step.
Tourniquets: Should you use one in an emergency?
Never try to use a tourniquet to control severe bleeding until after first attempting targeted direct pressure. However, there may indeed be occasions where proper use of a tourniquet can save the life of a bleeding victim.