Airway management with an algorithmic approach

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:46:34 UTC
EMS providers need to use a systematic method for airway assessment and management

Airway management: The equipment and technique debate continues

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:36:43 UTC
Understanding the three types of airway management errors can help EMS providers select the optimal equipment and technique for airway management

Vt. EMT killed in highway collision

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:49:53 UTC
Brendon Cousino, 30, was “heavily entrapped” in his car and had no pulse when emergency crews arrived

Impact of AMR buying Rural/Metro on EMS providers

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:34:53 UTC
EMS1 readers react to the acquisition announcement with optimism, questions and caution

Honolulu to extend 12-hour-shift pilot program

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:12:17 UTC
The program changed shifts from eight hours to 12 in an effort to resolve staffing issues

Tenn. mandates medic, advanced EMT on majority of calls

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:35:55 UTC
A basic EMT and paramedic were previously required, and the new regulation raises concerns about staffing

Pa. doctors amputate man's foot on train tracks

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:12:24 UTC
The doctors are trained in performing operations in the field, and crawled under the train to perform the surgery with limited tools

SUV crashes into W.Va. nursing home

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:02:47 UTC
Emergency crews arrived to find the SUV buried in the side of a room; four people were treated for minor injuries

911 calls describe scene after La. theater shooting

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:48:53 UTC
The collection of audio and video paints a picture of moviegoers and police trying to make sense of a dangerous and chaotic scene that was swiftly unfolding

Dispatcher who hung up on caller has EMT license suspended

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:33:14 UTC
Fire chief also announces the department will start giving crisis intervention training to all firefighters and dispatchers next week

Grants expand telemedicine services in Alaska

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:00:19 UTC
By James Brooks Juneau Empire TENAKEE SPRINGS, Alaska — In Tenakee Springs and other rural towns in Southeast Alaska, medical specialists think they’ve found a way to replace medevac flights. It comes on a little cart. “It’s very high-tech,” said Shelly Wilson, EMS director at Tenakee’s volunteer fire department. “It’s a little computer.” Read full ...

Flags at half-staff to honor NJ EMT in LODD collision

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:46:07 UTC
Gov. Christie says EMT Patel is a "hero and a true role model" for her compassion for others

AMR acquiring Rural/Metro corporation

Posted on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:32:48 UTC
The acquisition enhances mobile integrated healthcare capabilities and creates opportunities for AMR to partner with fire departments and local government

Inside EMS Podcast: How to safely drive an ambulance with lights and sirens

Posted on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:16:47 UTC
Hosts Chris and Kelly give advice to a new EMT on best driving practices to avoid becoming an ambulance crash statistic

Health organizations receive $38M in grants for interoperability improvements

Posted on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:03:37 UTC
By Greg Slabodkin Health Data Management WASHINGTON — The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is making available more than $38 million in grants to 20 organizations in 19 states to increase the adoption and use of interoperable health IT tools and services that support the electronic exchange of health information. The bulk of the funding — $29.6 million ...

Quick Clip: How to handle shaking hands on a call

Posted on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:57:28 UTC
Hosts Chris and Kelly respond to a listener from South Dakota who is being teased because her hands were shaking on a critical call

Rogue capno waves: Resuscitation team notes unusual waveform during CPR

Posted on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:28:46 UTC
By Mike McEvoy A 52-year old man collapsed at a fitness center while running on a treadmill. Bystanders initiated CPR and delivered one shock with the facility AED. Your team has been providing ALS care for 12 minutes. The patient remains in a slow ventricular rhythm without pulses (PEA) and you are considering treatable causes. Bag-valve-mask ventilation is being delivered through a 9.0 mm endotracheal ...

Questions for EMS chiefs about safety, careers and active-shooter incidents

Posted on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:16:26 UTC
The best change in EMS comes from agencies that identify problems, test solutions, and diffuse their best practices

Tenn. county EMS facing medic shortage due to low wages

Posted on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:19:06 UTC
With pay starting at $9.63 an hour, the EMS director said he hasn't had a medic apply in over a year

Maine EMT fired for embezzlement sues for discrimination

Posted on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:43:41 UTC
The lawsuit claims she didn't share the Christian beliefs of coworkers, and one colleague suggested she worshipped the devil