This clinical education feature appears as part of the JEMS Integrated
Clinical Training & Simulation (ICTS) project sponsored by
Laerdal Medical Corp.’s Discover Simulation program,
with support from JEMS and the Eagles Coalition.
from truncal wounds is
internal and uncontrollable, and requires EMS
providers to assist the
body’s natural ability
to form a clot.
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Patients with internal or external bleeding are
at risk for developing shock, so EMS providers
need to be able to identify the hallmark signs.