Report: ePCR software has room for improvement

Posted on Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:41:10 UTC
NAEMT survey finds type of ePCR training and social media experience as predictors for ePCR software usability

Pa. airport staff trained on bleeding control

Posted on Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:04:53 UTC
As part of the "Stop the Bleed" training program, officials taught staff how to suppress a bleeding wound and administer tourniquets

Ore. fire dept. launches community paramedicine pilot program

Posted on Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:59:51 UTC
The program will serve as a six-month trial of how firefighters and paramedics can assist medical facilities with at-home patient care

3 high school seniors among 4 killed in crash of stolen SUV

Posted on Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:36:00 UTC
Firefighters had to use a tool to pry open parts of the mangled vehicle and free the people trapped inside; a fifth person remains in critical condition

Texas EMS launches ‘What to do when’ PSA video series

Posted on Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:21:49 UTC
The series is intended to inform the public about the actions that take place behind the scenes

Fixing pH without an IV: 10 things you need to know to save lives

Posted on Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:05:21 UTC
Using ventilator settings to correct pH imbalance

Video: Firefighter-paramedic rescues woman from snowy Calif. ridge

Posted on Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:02:49 UTC
The fire captain told the woman to "hug me as tight as you can" before they were safely lifted back into the helicopter

NAEMT releases survey results on ePCR usability

Posted on Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:54:06 UTC
The survey details how EMS providers interface with software systems that they use on a day-to-day basis to collect and store patient information

Calif. ambulance overturns after colliding with SUV

Posted on Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:15:21 UTC
The ambulance sustained heavy damage; medical gear and instruments were scattered across an intersection

Inside EMS Podcast: Why is it that only bad EMS outcomes drive change?

Posted on Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:10:59 UTC
Co-hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson discuss the week's top news stories

Alaska Gov. outlines plan to reduce opioid overdose epidemic

Posted on Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:08:41 UTC
Gov. Bill Walker discussed five steps aimed at reducing the impact of the problem during his State of the State speech

Elevated lead levels found in NJ hospital's water

Posted on Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:02:52 UTC
The hospital is encouraging anyone who is pregnant and children under the age of six to get tested

Iran high-rise collapse kills 30 firefighters, injures 75 others

Posted on Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:25:04 UTC
Firefighters, soldiers and other emergency responders are digging through the rubble to look for survivors

SD Senate panel passes bills to prevent prescription drug abuse

Posted on Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:13:04 UTC
The bill would require pharmacists to report daily, rather than weekly, about the prescriptions for controlled substances they've dispensed

Wyo. school CPR bill delayed by Senate panel

Posted on Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:07:29 UTC
Under the current proposal, school districts would be required to provide instruction in CPR basics to students

Chicago girl, 5, accidentally shoots herself at home

Posted on Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:02:25 UTC
The girl was rushed to the hospital and is in serious condition after shooting herself in the abdomen

Canadian paramedic wins PTSD appeal

Posted on Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:40:11 UTC
Lisa Jennings said she hopes her case encourages other responders who suffer from PTSD to file such claims

St. Louis dispatcher sued over fatal 911 call

Posted on Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:01:30 UTC
The lawsuit alleges the dispatcher sent responders to the wrong address, which led to a double-murder

Las Vegas AMR donates food for homebound seniors' pets

Posted on Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:36:46 UTC
Officials said many senior citizens are unable to leave their homes and struggle to feed their pets

Wash. firefighter-paramedic dies of cancer

Posted on Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:18:42 UTC
Jimmy Hendryx’s cancer is considered a presumptive illness for firefighters under state law