Capnography in the patient with severe neurological injury

Posted on Mon, 2 May 2016 15:15:13 UTC
Use ETCO2 monitoring to avoid inappropriate hyperventilation, recognize abnormal respiratory patterns and guide care

How carbon monoxide kills firefighters

Posted on Mon, 2 May 2016 15:07:28 UTC
Understanding how carbon monoxide attacks the body is the first step in protecting against it.

EMS response time questioned in death of shooting victim

Posted on Mon, 2 May 2016 14:48:32 UTC
Crews had to wait for police to arrive and determine the scene safe at the domestic shooting

Colo. ambulance hits pedestrian in front of hospital

Posted on Mon, 2 May 2016 14:34:29 UTC
Officials said the man was not seriously hurt; inclement weather could have contributed to poor visibility

Intoxicated teen assaults Md. ambulance crew

Posted on Mon, 2 May 2016 14:26:15 UTC
The teenager grabbed one of the female paramedics by her uniform and punched her

15-year-old boy dies after taking gun 'selfie'

Posted on Mon, 2 May 2016 14:14:55 UTC
Ramandeep Singh inadvertently pulled the gun's trigger while taking the photo; he was taken to a hospital, where he died

10-year-old becomes paramedic for a day

Posted on Mon, 2 May 2016 14:09:09 UTC
Eric Hudson was made an honorary paramedic after sending a department a "thank you" letter for trying to save his dying father

Fire chief: Remove 'lewd and horrible' posts about paramedic

Posted on Mon, 2 May 2016 13:34:08 UTC
Fairfax Underground curator Carey Weidemann said he thought Chief Bowers' statements were a "deflection of blame"

Dash cam: Cop stages fake traffic stop to propose to paramedic girlfriend

Posted on Mon, 2 May 2016 12:53:01 UTC
Officer Nick Allender's colleague initiated the stop; Sarah Stewart thought she was just being pulled over.

Hiker found dead after fall in in Alaska national park

Posted on Mon, 2 May 2016 12:39:39 UTC
Authorities believe Michael Purdy, 24, fell and suffered a fatal head injury

Study: Playground concussions on the rise

Posted on Mon, 2 May 2016 12:34:34 UTC
Most injuries studied were mild, but all concussions are potentially serious and researchers say the trend raises public health and safety concerns

Ariz. man injured, horse killed by lightning strike

Posted on Mon, 2 May 2016 12:32:08 UTC
The 31-year-old man suffered burns on his upper body; he was transported to a hospital in critical condition

Woman killed, 3 kids hurt when car jumps curb in L.A.

Posted on Mon, 2 May 2016 12:29:37 UTC
The woman died at a hospital; the children, ages 13, 8 and 7, and the driver of one of the vehicles were hospitalized

Grieving mother questions 911 response

Posted on Sun, 1 May 2016 14:37:09 UTC
Twenty-one minutes after the first 911 call and about 17 minutes after officials dispatched a unit, Keith Zapoticky was taken to a hospital; he was placed on life support and died two days later

Lawmakers: Police officers ill-equipped for overdoses

Posted on Sun, 1 May 2016 14:27:01 UTC
Officials said some departments don't stay current on CPR training that includes rescue breathing, which the bill would require

1 teen killed, 1 hurt after being ejected from carnival ride

Posted on Sun, 1 May 2016 14:22:48 UTC
A third girl who also was on the ride had hooked her arms on a safety bar and was not ejected

Paramedics want law to protect them from 'frivolous' lawsuits

Posted on Sat, 30 Apr 2016 13:56:57 UTC
The "public duty rule" provides responders broad immunity from lawsuits stemming from their on-the-job actions

Prince's death puts spotlight on opioid epidemic in Minn.

Posted on Sat, 30 Apr 2016 13:49:18 UTC
State records show 336 deaths last year linked to excessive or abusive use of prescription opioids, such as oxycodone, or illicit opioids, such as heroin

Ohio responders get lesson in American Sign Language

Posted on Sat, 30 Apr 2016 13:43:38 UTC
Some of the words included pain, where, doctor, medicine, breathe, stop, yes, no, hospital, emergency, firefighter and ambulance

Boston EMS budget includes new ambulances, staff

Posted on Sat, 30 Apr 2016 13:37:11 UTC
The expansion would reduce sluggish response times, lower expensive overtime costs and refer fewer calls to private ambulance companies