Submersion Injuries

SUBMERSION INJURIES INTRODUCTION Submersion injuries are the second leading cause of preventable mortality in the pediatric age group. Drowning refers to death from submersion. Near drowning implies survival for at least 24 hours after the incident. Submersion is followed by laryngospasm then aspiration. At about 4 minutes there is circulatory inadequacy and by six minutes microscopic CNS damage ensues. Surfactant … Read More

Cert Renewal Information

From Skip Gelati: Good Afternoon, At this morning’s Advisory Board meeting Ralf Coler, Director, Office of Emergency Medicals Services stated that at the present time it takes approximately eight (8) weeks to update a person who has taken a refresher course. There has been a significant rise in applications from March that has delayed the timely process (generally 3 to … Read More


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Region V Protocols

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