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May 2016

Newsletter Flashback

Rollovers are still the primary cause of ATV accidents
This issue marks the start of a new feature called Newsletter Flashback. In it, we'll take a brief look at topics covered in an earlier issue and update you on the latest findings. Sometimes not much has changed. And that's news, too.

Patient Care

Children should be a priority in disaster planning
Children have historically been an afterthought in disaster planning. But as mass casualty incidents involving children become more common, pediatric disaster care must become a top priority.

Stop the Bleed wants civilians to become immediate responders
A new nationwide campaign aims to train lay people to control bleeding until first responders arrive on the scene of accidents and mass casualty attacks. The plan includes placing hemorrhage control kits in schools and other public places.

Emergency providers in best position to prevent falls
EMS and emergency department providers are often the first to see children and older adults with fall-related injuries, so they're in a prime position to work on fall prevention.

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Practice Guidelines and Research

Reversing NOACs: What are the options?
Unlike warfarin, novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) have no universal antidote. Options for reversing NOACs other than dabigatran range from holding the drug to administering four-factor prothrombin complex concentrate.

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