W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

Posted on Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:11:52 UTC
U.S. government warns against travel to Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Chicago EMS changes moving in the wrong direction

Posted on Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:24:06 UTC
There's no evidence that putting more paramedics on the street provides better pre-hospital care, and it may worsen it.

Jury: Medic faked being gay to rape women

Posted on Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:22:37 UTC
The 12-day trial ended with the medic convicted of one count of rape and four counts of sex abuse.

Chicago firefighter contract upgrades ambulances

Posted on Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:00:33 UTC
The five-year deal gives Chicago medics and firefighters an 11 percent raise plus back pay.

Opinion: Breakthrough hep C treatment worth hefty price tag

Posted on Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:32:26 UTC
The 'miracle pill' costs $84,000 for a 12-week treatment.

Va. county votes to put EMS, fire under one leader

Posted on Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:15:44 UTC
Fire and EMS Director Brad Owens: 'It's a positive step and a progressive direction for Prince George County.'

Landslide buries Indian village; at least 41 dead

Posted on Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:50:07 UTC
At least 100 ambulances have been sent to the area where 70 homes were buried and 158 more were hit.

19 swimmers drown off Pakistan beaches

Posted on Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:45:43 UTC
The victims ignored safety warnings and drowned Wednesday due to a combination of high winds and strong current.

How to improve airway control for obese patients

Posted on Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:35:21 UTC
Obese patients have an increased pulmonary blood volume that can make ventilation difficult, but there are techniques that can help

5 tips for intubating in challenging situations

Posted on Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:16:23 UTC
No matter where you or your patient are, there are some key techniques that can increase the likelihood of “first pass” success rates

Top 5 EMS videos of July 2014

Posted on Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:50:59 UTC
'Hangover' actor Ken Jeong stars in a CPR clip, and footage of a collision shows neither an ambulance nor a woman at a stop sign slowing down

4 tips for hands-on EMS training in your station

Posted on Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:42:49 UTC
Hands-on practice of assessment and treatment skills is essential for the initial and ongoing training of EMTs and paramedics. But hands-on practice is often constrained by limited time and instructional resources. Here’s how to make the most of your time and available instructors for hands-on practice, simulation and competency checks. 1. Organize stations with the necessary and functional equipment ...

Cancer among 9/11 responders skyrockets

Posted on Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:53:33 UTC
More than 2,500 Ground Zero responders are seeking compensation for cancer, up from 1,140 cases reported last year

S.C. EMS leader receives Patriot Award

Posted on Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:54:19 UTC
He was honored by the Department of Defense for helping to assemble medical supplies for the N.C. Army National Guard to use for training

Motorcyclist killed in collision with NY ambulance

Posted on Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:22:08 UTC
The biker was pinned under the tire of the ambulance and died on arrival at a local hospital

Mo. experts speak out on national medic shortage

Posted on Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:08:05 UTC
Demand is up with increases in the elderly population, and the industry needs more training programs for students, they say

Boy with cancer dies after charity 'dream ride' crash

Posted on Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:53:18 UTC
His family sued the charity, similar to Make a Wish, after the terminally ill 14-year-old bit off his tongue, broke both legs, and later died in intensive care

Patient arrested after fleeing tuberculosis treatment

Posted on Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:41:30 UTC
Hospital staff told the contagious patient to stay in a Calif. motel room where they would deliver medication, but he left

Father, daughter killed when plane crash lands on Fla. beach

Posted on Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:27:48 UTC
The dad and Army sergeant was killed at the scene of the emergency landing and his 9-year-old daughter died in the hospital after they were hit by debris

Should medical alert tattoos be regulated?

Posted on Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:19:39 UTC
Some experts say organizations like the American Diabetes Association should produce guidelines on the optimal placement and general shape of tattoos so EMS knows where to look