November/December 2013

IN PURSUIT OF A BLUEPRINT FOR 9-1-1 WELLNESS

By Jim Marshall The history of our nation’s failure to care for our warriors returning from war is hard to face. Even now we are playing a dangerous game of catch up—even as researchers have finally begun connecting the dots between escalating rates of service-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and suicide.1  But in case you

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FLAGGED 9-9-9 CALLS INDICATE CRUCIAL INFORMATION

By IAED Staff When London Ambulance Service (LAS) medics respond to a 9-9-9 call at a flagged address, they carry out a risk assessment—either for guiding management of patient care or deciding whether it’s safe for responders to enter. Patient care management—the newest 9-9-9 flag added to the system—provides the control room and ambulance crew

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