Monthly Archives: March 2011

Firefighter SCA Study

Firefighting activity is associated with an increased risk of sudden cardiac events. Kales and colleagues have shown that firefighters are 14 times more likely to suffer a sudden cardiac event following an alarm and 136 times more likely to have … Continue reading

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The REEL Splint

Traction splints are used for reducing and immobilizing long bone fractures of the femur. In the early 1900s, femur fractures were often fatal. The Thomas Traction Splint, also commonly called the Thomas Half-Ring, was the first traction splint. It was … Continue reading

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