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Patient abandonment may be wrong, but if the scene gets dangerous you need to remove yourself from the danger. You are continuing to care for the patient by calling in resources to reinstate safety.

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This podcast explores new possibilities in the 911 system & first response which utilize smartphone technology to improve the systems.

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Watching someone dive off a cliff, professional daredevil or not, can make you queasy. Or terrified.

Now add in the fact that the equipment malfunctions.

Matthew Gough’s parachute opened backwards and got twisted and tangled. He smacked into the cliff wall, started tumbling, & hit the ground at 40 mph. He survived with only minor injuries.

Sources: Gizmodo.com

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After the Boston Marathon bombing & the explosion at the plant in Texas, EMS training organizations & municipalities are starting to incorporate mass casualty training into their curriculum.

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