May 2016

Does Technology Improve Distance Learning

The implementation of technology for distance learning enhances both the convenience and availability of education of Emergency Medical Service (EMS) learners.  As access to high speed internet continues to grow, post-secondary administrators and EMS educators are increasing the number of educational courses as well as other offerings via distance learning.  The availability of this t

Tranxemic Acid - Life Saver or Just another EMS Fad?

Almost 50 years ago scientists discovered that tranxemic acid (TxA) causes an inhibition of plasminogen to the active form or plasmin.  As a result fibrinolysis and clot breakdown was inhibited thus leading to a greater control over the loss of blood.  Originally, TxA was the treatment of choice  for patients with hemophilia as well as to decrease blood loss in patients undergoin