NC EMS, police aid Hurricane Matthew flood victims

Posted on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:57:59 UTC
EMS director: “This is the worst devastation I have ever witnessed.”

Chicago dispatchers take leave; causes overtime spike

Posted on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:51:42 UTC
Officials have had to hire dozens of additional dispatchers since at any given time, almost half of the city's dispatchers are on federal medical leave.

Inside EMS Podcast: How to care for geriatric patients

Posted on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:34:38 UTC
Our co-hosts discuss how one program is teaching paramedics how to deal and empathize with dementia patients by using virtual training.

Idaho grocery stores to offer Narcan

Posted on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:22:26 UTC
A two-pack of the Narcan nasal spray sells for about $150, which includes a counseling session on how to recognize the signs of an overdose and how to use the product.

Boston increases EMT staff to improve response times

Posted on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:13:00 UTC
A $2.5 million department budget will allow the city to hire on 20 new EMTs and replace 10 ambulances.

Wash. student saves father's life using CPR

Posted on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:11:35 UTC
The 14-year-old recognized his father was ill, so he dialed 911, laid him on the ground and performed CPR.

Watch: Paramedic stuns colleagues with opera voice

Posted on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:54:06 UTC
The paramedic said he sings for patients while transporting them in the ambulance

Parents name baby in honor of Mo. ambulance company

Posted on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:13:24 UTC
The woman’s husband followed dispatcher instructions while they waited for paramedics to arrive. (SCCAD Photo)

EMS workplace stress and warning signs

Posted on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:07:01 UTC
Your partner seems to be struggling both on and off duty; did you make the right call?

Operational scenario: A co-worker becoming increasingly distant

Posted on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:55:16 UTC
Your partner is regularly late to work, has been disciplined for poor attendance and increasingly seems aloof.

How ePCR data improves patient care

Posted on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:42:11 UTC
Improving ePCR systems make it easier to capture, share, monitor and analyze big data for better local and national patient care.

Viral video of heroin overdose sparks debate

Posted on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:34:00 UTC
The video is making the rounds on social media, renewing the discussion about the region's heroin epidemic and the community's response.

Boy, 13, hit by stray bullet while lying in bed

Posted on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:24:19 UTC
The boy was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

App helps save Seattle cardiac patient

Posted on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:18:20 UTC
A medical student began chest compressions and a cardiac nurse getting off shift was alerted by her phone and assisted until paramedics arrived.

Report: 24 percent of paramedics in Canadian province can't give Narcan

Posted on Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:33:26 UTC
EMRs are also unable to start intravenous lines or administer nitroglycerin or glycogen

Man ODs on elephant tranquilizer, gets 5 doses of Narcan

Posted on Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:26:37 UTC
Carfentanil is 10,000 times more powerful than morphine, and a 100 times more potent than fentanyl.

How well do you know your patient's medications?

Posted on Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:26:23 UTC
Test your knowledge of the highest-selling and most commonly prescribed to patients with chronic illness and disease.

RI paramedics, firefighters finish patient’s yard work

Posted on Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:48:10 UTC
First responders arrived on scene after an elderly man fell on his property while doing yard work. (Facebook Photo)

Presidential debate medical coverage: 7 top takeaways

Posted on Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:09:30 UTC
ICS, communications and pre-staging EMS personnel and equipment were critical components of the presidential candidate debate at Washington University.

Your career road map: From aha moment to dream job

Posted on Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:37:25 UTC
Once you experience your aha moment, it’s just the first step towards fulfilling your career ambitions.