11 dead, hundreds rescued as strong earthquake hits Taiwan

Posted on Sat, 6 Feb 2016 12:56:57 UTC
An infant, two children and six adults killed when a 17-floor residential building collapsed

Paramedic killed in off-duty vehicle collision

Posted on Sat, 6 Feb 2016 12:28:30 UTC
Charles McNabb, 49, a 19-year veteran of Delaware County EMS was not wearing a seatbelt when he collided with a semi (Delaware County EMS)

Un-bias your brain to improve patient care

Posted on Sat, 6 Feb 2016 09:12:53 UTC
Use these strategies to look for and reduce cognitive error during patient assessment and care

Prove It: Oxygen therapy improves outcomes following AMI

Posted on Sat, 6 Feb 2016 00:53:11 UTC
Recent study suggests it may be safe to withhold oxygen from normoxic patients who are suffering from AMI

10 components of the life support chain for patient survival

Posted on Fri, 5 Feb 2016 23:51:10 UTC
Effective prehospital care restores or maintains adequate oxygenation, perfusion and cellular environment which saves cells, organs and lives

Master your downtime for long-term EMS career success

Posted on Fri, 5 Feb 2016 22:49:22 UTC
The decisions we make between calls might be just as critical, in the long run, as the treatment decisions we make during calls

Video: Responders rescue man trapped in McDonald's drive-thru

Posted on Fri, 5 Feb 2016 20:17:11 UTC
First responders were able to free the unresponsive man by pushing his vehicle away from the wall

San Diego medics no longer exempt from living wage law

Posted on Fri, 5 Feb 2016 18:59:52 UTC
EMTs and paramedics will receive a pay increase starting next month

Doctor gets 30 years to life for over-prescribing painkillers

Posted on Fri, 5 Feb 2016 18:43:05 UTC
The doctor prescribed "crazy, outrageous amounts of medication" to patients who didn't need the pills

Hepatitis C-infected patient spits blood into EMT's eye

Posted on Fri, 5 Feb 2016 18:26:34 UTC
The patient was charged with reckless conduct for attacking the EMT

Longtime EMT recognized with national award

Posted on Fri, 5 Feb 2016 18:14:17 UTC
Marshall Botkin received the National Emergency Medical Technician of the Year Award

Florida, vulnerable to Zika virus, gets ready for fight

Posted on Fri, 5 Feb 2016 17:40:55 UTC
Florida's climate makes it vulnerable to the virus, which is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito

1 dead, 2 seriously hurt in NY crane collapse

Posted on Fri, 5 Feb 2016 16:50:17 UTC
The collapsed red metal lattice landed across an intersection and stretched much of a block after the accident. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

2 DC firefighters reassigned for missing patient's gunshot wound

Posted on Fri, 5 Feb 2016 16:38:56 UTC
They were reassigned to duties away from patient care and will undergo additional training while an investigation is conducted

Frequent Flyers: Organizing the supply room

Posted on Fri, 5 Feb 2016 13:34:07 UTC
A comic for EMS drawing off the real experFrequent Flyers: Organizing the supply roomiences of EMS

Inside EMS Podcast: Every first responder should be entitled to LODD benefits

Posted on Fri, 5 Feb 2016 00:04:32 UTC
EMS providers work alongside fire and police, but are often not treated the same way

Quick Clip: EMS minimum wage would be great, but it’s not going to work

Posted on Thu, 4 Feb 2016 23:32:06 UTC
Our co-hosts are skeptical a federally mandated minimum wage for EMS providers is feasible

Should medics intubate out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients?

Posted on Thu, 4 Feb 2016 22:56:28 UTC
Explore research findings about the impact of intubation on OOHCA survival and the patient's neurological status at discharge

Expert tips for EMS handling of behavioral emergencies

Posted on Thu, 4 Feb 2016 22:19:07 UTC
Prepare for behavioral emergencies by understanding pathophysiology, personal protection, patient handling and restraint techniques and the importance of documentation

Feds: Ambulance company defrauded Medicare of $2M

Posted on Thu, 4 Feb 2016 19:39:05 UTC
The lawsuit argues that the company, which mostly provides transport for dialysis patients, fraudulently billed Medicare for these rides as ambulance rides