Paramedic - Professional EMS Speaker Professional Speaker New Orleans, Louisiana
This session is designed to help Prehospital Care Practitioners better understand and manage Extreme Gun Shot Wounds.
Each year nearly 42,620 people are killed as a result of firearms. Annually, 117,345 people Dial 911 and use the Emergency Medical Services for Extreme Gun Shot Wounds. ~15,343 are murdered while ~76,725 will survive. The high incidence of injury and death due to firearms is second only to motor vehicle accidents.
This session will use gun violence data collected from U.S. Cities including the City of New Orleans "The Big Easy"! During this session we will discuss types of weapons used and explain the following topics:
• Types on Injuries • Mechanisms of Injury • Kinetic Energy • Shock from Blood Loss • Stop the Bleed • Basic and Advanced Life Support • Trauma Protocols & Activations