Some More on the History of Emergency Medical Services
While we are on the subject of the history of EMS, I want to give you an opportunity to read the landmark report from 1965. This report, Accidental Death and Disability: The Neglected Disease of Modern Society, provoked the deliberate planning and helped put in place the structure that has given rise to our modern emergency medicine, both outside and in the hospital. Everything that has happened since goes back to this report. It's hard to conceive of it, emergency transport being done by funeral homes in hearses and police departments in paddy wagons--because these were the only vehicles that could accommodate a recumbent patient. Care along the way was nonexistent. No board certified ER doctors, no surgeons specializing in trauma, no research into ways to improve survival of cardiac arrest or severe trauma. While EMS is not perfect, and is struggling with issues of professionalism and leadership, it's a far cry from these bad old days.
Observations, Opinions, and Whatnot from the South Part of Town
What's this blog like?
Well, this blog is like...sitting around the kitchen table with friends and family...like a game of Rook with friends...sitting on the porch or deck or driveway with friends and neighbors...come on grab a drink and have a seat! You're in Ruskin Heights, or Terrace Lake Gardens or Stratford Estates for example. We might talk about anything--the new people moving in down the street, the economy, the Chiefs, crime, the mayor, health care, national new, world news, religion, cars, politics...careful now! Wide ranging, opinionated, but always respectful. In the end, we are all neighbors.
Free Glenn Stevens!
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