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ISSN-1059-6518 Volume 34 Number 1 By Frank Hubbell, DO OK here we go, everything that you ever wanted to know about allergies, but were afraid to ask. What is an allergy? An allergy, or allergic reaction, is a hypersensitivity reaction, or over-reaction, of our immune system in response to an antigen. What is our immune […]

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 […]