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Do EMS Providers Need to Know a Patient’s Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity?

ISSN-1059-6518 Volume 32 Number 1 By Paul MacMillan, EMT Here at SOLO we are hearing this question more and more from our instructors. Frank Hubbell, D.O., Josh MacMillan, Paramedic, and Paul MacMillan, CAGS, WEMT, we believe this is important information to have for two reasons. First, because you are more in tune with what their […]

Proper Use of Tourniquets – 2018

ISSN-1059-6518 Proper Use of Tourniquets – 2018 By Jeff DeBellis Illustrations by T.B.R. Walsh SOLO recently updated its tourniquet curriculum to incorporate the latest evidence. A growing trove of research in recent decades has confirmed that tourniquets are extremely effective at stopping massive bleeds. When used appropriately, they have minimal complications. Tourniquets have been a […]

Venomous Critters of the Southwestern Deserts

ISSN-1059-6518 Venomous Critters of the Southwestern Deserts By Jeff DeBellis Illustrations by T.B.R. Walsh “Those who travel in desert places do indeed meet with creatures surpassing all description.” –Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian Deserts are generally inhospitable places. They’re either too hot, too cold, too dry, or too windy. Sandstorms, monsoons, and flash floods ravage the […]