New study suggests thousands of ER visits could be prevented by making alcohol more expensive

Posted on Sat, 23 Jul 2016 11:00:00 UTC
A new study observes that a 1 percent price increase in alcohol prices corresponded approximately 6,000 fewer violence-related emergency room visits

Test your EMS knowledge: Odd patient presentations and complaints

Posted on Fri, 22 Jul 2016 22:44:39 UTC
How much do you know about some of the relevant and irrelevant medical conditions patients are prone to disclose?

Canadian paramedic faces sexual assault, voyeurism charges

Posted on Fri, 22 Jul 2016 21:12:23 UTC
The 57-year-old allegedly assaulted a woman in the back of his ambulance

Woman trying to catch Pokemon in cemetery gets stuck in tree

Posted on Fri, 22 Jul 2016 20:25:59 UTC
The woman called 911 and was assisted from the tree by firefighters

Heroin, opiate spike prompts Ohio first responders to reach out to addicts

Posted on Fri, 22 Jul 2016 18:52:43 UTC
The program provides users resources to seek treatment and follow-up visits by first responders

EMS, volunteer firefighters included in NY’s expanded ‘move over’ law

Posted on Fri, 22 Jul 2016 18:12:35 UTC
The law previously only applied to stopped police, emergency and maintenance vehicles

At least 8 dead, many wounded in Munich mall shooting

Posted on Fri, 22 Jul 2016 18:03:26 UTC
Officials said a manhunt has begun in search of the shooter or shooters. (AP Image)

Dallas Fire-Rescue chief speaks out on officer shootings

Posted on Fri, 22 Jul 2016 17:24:38 UTC
The chief said he was "honored to work with" those who responded to the ambush shooting

NY council probes delayed ambulance response times

Posted on Fri, 22 Jul 2016 16:35:13 UTC
From July 1 to July 7, 6 percent of calls were not answered in a timely manner

Video: Helmet-cam shows Syrian paramedic’s response to explosion in Aleppo

Posted on Fri, 22 Jul 2016 16:07:31 UTC
New video follows a Syrian first responder’s actions after an explosion occurs in the middle of a warzone

Inside EMS Podcast: What 'selfie wars,' Narcan price jump mean for EMS

Posted on Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:51:33 UTC
Our co-hosts review the recent charges brought against two paramedics for taking unauthorized photos and the 1000 percent price jump in Narcan

Quick Clip: Paramedics fired after unconscious patient 'selfie wars'

Posted on Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:44:18 UTC
Our co-hosts discuss the two medics who took unauthorized selfies with over 40 unconscious patients

Pinnacle Conference Quick Take: EMS data can solve the opioid overdose epidemic, not naloxone

Posted on Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:33:16 UTC
EMS leaders at Pinnacle conference learn how CAD and ePCR data, not naloxone, might be EMS's greatest contribution to resolving opioid overdose epidemic

Pinnacle Conference Quick Take: How EMS leaders can 'get home' from the tornadoes of change

Posted on Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:22:08 UTC
Leaders at Pinnacle conference used the "Wizard of Oz" to discuss greater challenges EMS personnel faces

Tips for assessing and managing a patient with "general illness"

Posted on Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:12:10 UTC
You were asked to assess and treat a 44-year-old woman who has been feeling weak and lethargic; did you make the right call?

Clinical scenario: Office worker complaining of weakness

Posted on Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:10:15 UTC
You are dispatched to a bank for a woman who is weak and lethargic.

Fla. paramedics in patient ‘selfie war’ face charges

Posted on Thu, 21 Jul 2016 20:33:03 UTC
Two paramedics are facing charges for taking unauthorized photos of elderly and unconscious patients in the ambulance

FDNY welcomes newly graduated EMS members

Posted on Thu, 21 Jul 2016 19:01:59 UTC
178 graduated EMTs and paramedics spent the last year learning FDNY operations and procedures

Meet ‘Graham,’ the freakish sculpture designed to survive a motor vehicle accident

Posted on Thu, 21 Jul 2016 16:17:37 UTC
A new road safety campaign features an unusual human sculpture created with the help of a trauma surgeon

First responder competes for Miss Universe New Zealand title

Posted on Thu, 21 Jul 2016 16:02:01 UTC
Erinmarie Phillips, 20, will be flying to the Philippines to compete for the title of Miss Universe New Zealand