Benefits of applying CRM to cardiac arrest resuscitation

Posted on Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:32:45 UTC
Strong leadership, simulation training and implementing new techniques such as pit-crew resuscitation all help to improve outcomes when performing CPR

Broadening the approach to pediatric assessment

Posted on Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:22:01 UTC
Obesity-related diseases, vaccine preventable disease, mental illness and the need for education should all be considered in the prehospital setting

4 Pa. ambulance companies to merge

Posted on Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:10:35 UTC
Combining services will increase the availability of services and improve operations, officials say

FBI's operational medics: Behind the scenes

Posted on Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:48:26 UTC
Rare training footage shows the armed medics ready to deploy at a moment's notice

Patient gropes, exposes himself to medic in ambulance

Posted on Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:28:17 UTC
The female paramedic maintained her professionalism and was physically unharmed despite having to stop the ambulance twice due to the patient’s behavior

Medic delivers baby in Iowa home

Posted on Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:12:47 UTC
A woman in labor knew she wouldn't make it to a hospital in time, and the responding medic delivered the child for his first time on the job

Bystanders save father struck by lightning at Little League game

Posted on Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:33:36 UTC
An off-duty nurse and others performed CPR and the man is in critical condition; he was carrying his daughter, 4, who is in fair condition

3 killed when plane crashes into Mass. home

Posted on Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:15:35 UTC
Victims have been identified as a Tennessee doctor, his wife and his college-age daughter; four people in the home escaped unharmed

Boy starts helicopter at air show; 2 hurt

Posted on Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:40:23 UTC
The helicopter was unoccupied when the young boy entered, and the spinning propellers knocked over a large sun shield, injuring two people

EMS trained peer counselors to create crisis-support phone line

Posted on Tue, 30 Jun 2015 08:42:47 UTC
Support from EMS providers and for EMS providers is needed to relieve stress and direct providers in need to help

How to buy an AED

Posted on Tue, 30 Jun 2015 00:26:04 UTC
8 steps to purchase an AED for your department

Del. medic looks back on 46 years in EMS

Posted on Tue, 30 Jun 2015 00:03:10 UTC
Though he misses day-to-day involvement, he gets great satisfaction seeing people he taught go on to do good things

Clinical solution: A 27-year-old with abdominal pain

Posted on Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:42:59 UTC
You are asked to respond to a private residence for a female patient; did you get the diagnosis right?

Clinical scenario: A 27-year-old with abdominal pain

Posted on Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:38:24 UTC
You are asked to respond to a private residence for a female patient

5 tips for managing the PEA cardiac arrest patient

Posted on Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:23:35 UTC
Since the differential diagnosis for PEA is wide and ACLS offers little guidance, try these tips to improve the chances of patient survival

Should EMS administer TXA?

Posted on Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:03:41 UTC
There is much we don't know about how TXA works and its role in reducing mortality from severe hemorrhage

Tranexamic Acid (TXA): Drug Whys

Posted on Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:47:18 UTC
A comprehensive examination of TXA, the support for its prehospital use, and off-label administration of TXA by EMS for trauma patients with major hemorrhage

Video: Captured killer David Sweat transported to NY hospital

Posted on Mon, 29 Jun 2015 20:06:37 UTC
The escaped convict will undergo treatment at Albany Medical Center for two gunshot wounds that ended his flight from authorities

Reality Training: Patient is weak and dizzy

Posted on Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:47:09 UTC
What are the causes of the patient’s distress and what treatments are indicated?

"Boston EMS" reality show to premiere on ABC

Posted on Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:35:43 UTC
Viewers will meet the EMS professionals answering a daily dose of trauma and mayhem in Boston