Tracking the Impact of Traumatic Brain Injuries

CDC Report Estimates 1.7 Million Traumatic Brain Injuries Occur in the U.S. Each Year Source: CDC An estimated 1.7 million deaths, hospitalizations, and emergency department visits related to traumatic brain injury (TBI) occur in the United States each year, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report, “Traumatic Brain Injury in […]

Spinal Immobilization Decision Algorithm

Author: Colleen M Hayes, MBA, RN, EMT-P Are you thinking about bringing a clinical clearance algorithm to your EMS service Are you thinking about bringing a spinal immobilization / clinical clearance algorithm to your EMS service?  I’ve researched, developed and implemented such a guideline, called the “Spinal Immobilization Decision Algorithm,” that has been used since 1997 […]