Staging during large scale attacks has a real cost in terms of lives. We must balance the tiny theoretical risk to rescuers with the huge known risk to patients who are already bleeding and dying. Rescue Task Force programs are the way to mitigate the risk and stop the clock of life threatening hemorrhage. Vegas did it right.
Published by Austin-Travis County EMS System Office of the Chief Medical Officer
Office of the Chief Medical Officer for the City of Austin/Travis County Emergency Medical System (EMS) is responsible for comprehensive medical oversight of all clinical care provided in the EMS System.
Define, Support and Advance Our Clinical Practice of Medicine
The EMS System is comprised of 27 organizations with more than 2,000 individual providers. The System also interfaces with 17 hospitals within the EMS service area.
The Office continues to grow and develop as a system, relying on its mission and vision to guide progress. The values define the organization on how it collaborates with system partners to provide competent patient care.
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