Teens ‘get buzzed’ from lip balm on eyelids

Posted on Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:17:58 UTC
The latest trend of “beezin” involves spreading Burt’s Bees lip balm on eyelids for a tingling sensation

Will community paramedicine help or hurt EMS?

Posted on Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:19:08 UTC
See what EMS1 readers think, and add your own response to the comments.

Will EMS insurance fraud ruin it for the rest of us?

Posted on Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:08:41 UTC
It's alarmingly simple for someone with criminal intent to get into the medical transportation business, which could lead more regulations and less reimbursement

$5 billion Medicare bill for ambulance services points to fraud

Posted on Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:51:30 UTC
Officials say it explains why a newly released report shows Medicaid paid more to ambulance companies than cancer doctors or orthopedic surgeons

Conn. town mum on replacing 3 deteriorating ambulances

Posted on Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:38:59 UTC
Crews have been down to just one functioning ambulance, but say the town hasn't responded to a plan to fund new ones

Ambulance plows into Ga. house when brakes fail

Posted on Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:31:10 UTC
An EMT dropped off a patient at a home, and crashed into a house across the street

Woman crashes into ambulance with lights and sirens activated

Posted on Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:19:16 UTC
She said she didn’t see it; the ambulance crashed through a fence on the way to a call for an injured pedestrian

Medic pronounces still-breathing woman dead

Posted on Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:10:01 UTC
She eventually died from a closed head wound; her husband questions if her life could have been saved had the EMT not determined she was DOA

Man throws traffic cones at Calif. ER staff

Posted on Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:06:26 UTC
The patient got angry because they wouldn't give him painkillers, and returned at midnight with the traffic cones, injuring two workers

Man charged in hoax 911 call that caused Yale lockdown

Posted on Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:19:37 UTC
Jeffrey Jones was charged with falsely reporting an incident, second-degree threatening, second-degree reckless endangerment, misuse of the emergency 911 system and breach of peace

Calif. 911 response times getting worse, fixes sought

Posted on Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:17:10 UTC
Figures show not just the department's problems responding to 50,000 annual medical 911 calls but also its struggles in getting to all 77,000 emergency incidents throughout the city

NJ partnership secures $40K training grant for EMT certification

Posted on Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:41:27 UTC
CareerWorks will also link newly certified EMTs to employers

Pa. fire, EMS team up to get $1M in grants for two-way radios

Posted on Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:34:05 UTC
It's part of a regional effort involving 21 emergency response agencies

2 types of motivation explained

Posted on Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:30:37 UTC
Motivation is the core to being successful. It drives passion, gives joy when goals are met, and gives us optimism in the face of failure. Self-motivated leaders have a tendency to peruse goals with energy and persistence. Hallmarks of a self-motivated leader include a strong drive, clear visions, and resounding commitment to an organization. Self-motivated leaders are forever raising the performance ...

8 great EMS motivational tips

Posted on Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:18:18 UTC
To lead and inspire an EMS team, motivation must first come from within

Doctors defend EMTs who didn't realize girl was shot in head

Posted on Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:52:36 UTC
They said it was obvious after an evaluation took place, but lacked knowledge of family history; the girl's 13-year-old brother is in custody

Retired medic claims One Direction singer Harry Styles was named after him

Posted on Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:07:22 UTC
He said he treated the heart throb’s mother at a concert while she was pregnant, and she told him she was going to name the boy Harry

EMS service sues Texas city for retaliation

Posted on Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:01:13 UTC
The owner says he’s being treated unfairly by the city after testifying in court that firefighters needed more than a 48-hour training course to become paramedics

Feds: New laws, oversight needed after Texas blast

Posted on Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:49:46 UTC
"It is imperative that people learn from the tragedy at West," CSB Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso said

Texas medic delivers baby on side of road

Posted on Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:48:26 UTC
The firefighter-medic climbed into the car where a woman was in labor, and emerged with a healthy baby boy just as an ambulance arrived