Ore. counties launch 911 texting service

Posted on Tue, 30 Aug 2016 21:15:10 UTC
Dispatch centers emphasize the slogan: “Call if you can, text if you can’t.”

New protocol for Mo. medics: Go in as soon as scene is 'safe enough'

Posted on Tue, 30 Aug 2016 20:18:22 UTC
EMTs are asked to be more aggressive in situations like mass shootings and industrial accidents.

Are EMTs resilient enough?

Posted on Tue, 30 Aug 2016 20:04:58 UTC
Improving resiliency through regular exercise and smart nutrition is essential to helping EMS providers cope with traumatic stress.

My children don’t know their father before PTSD

Posted on Tue, 30 Aug 2016 19:37:12 UTC
As hard as I tried, I couldn’t protect our children from every episode that ripped through our house. Here’s our story.

EMS needs planning, preparation to mitigate the effects of terrorist attacks

Posted on Tue, 30 Aug 2016 18:05:23 UTC
A recent National Academy of Medicine discussion paper describes best practices for EMS and hospital responses to active shooter, bombing and terror attacks.

Texas EMTs cleared to transfuse packed red blood cells, plasma; make narrow save

Posted on Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:19:43 UTC
Medics believe the patient would not have made it to the hospital alive without the transfusion.

Wash. EMT's license suspended after felony conviction

Posted on Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:17:14 UTC
Robert Allen Brooks pleaded guilty to assaulting his wife in 2014, and will have to clear several evaluations and proof of compliance before reapplying for his license.

Ohio court: Good Samaritan law protects all who help in emergency

Posted on Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:02:13 UTC
The recent ruling prevents not only medical professionals and first responders from legal liability, but also bystanders who try to help.

Over 400 NY agencies participating in EpiPen replacement program

Posted on Tue, 30 Aug 2016 16:35:04 UTC
Following the example of Washington State, a pilot program will test phasing out EpiPens in EMS.

Report: 9/11 first responders show early memory problems

Posted on Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:56:42 UTC
Experts said it sounds an alarm about the long-lasting impact of PTSD and depression on the brain. (AP Photo/Shawn Baldwin)

Pa. agencies plan joint attack on region's opioid epidemic

Posted on Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:25:32 UTC
EMS will work with law enforcement, doctors and public health officials to head off overdose spikes "like a measles outbreak."

Pa. hospital gets new MedEvac chopper

Posted on Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:35:14 UTC
The Lehigh Valley Health Network serves as a level 1 trauma center, comprehensive stroke center and burn center for the region.

W.Va. voters to decide EMS levy

Posted on Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:04:03 UTC
If passed, the county will implement "zero-balance billing" for emergency ambulance calls.

Patient jumps out of ambulance on Md. highway

Posted on Mon, 29 Aug 2016 20:44:30 UTC
A commuter captured the incident on video during peak rush hour last Thursday.

Louisiana floods: How a USAR task force responded to social media inquiries

Posted on Mon, 29 Aug 2016 19:05:50 UTC
A debrief of how one search and rescue team handled calls for help during the Louisiana Floods of 2016.

5 injured after Calif. Sheriff’s patrol car rear-ends ambulance

Posted on Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:35:16 UTC
The ambulance was transporting an inmate to the hospital when the crash occurred.

Calif. EMT’s death ruled a homicide

Posted on Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:04:17 UTC
Connor Kepple died March 10, but the medical examiner’s report raised questions surrounding the events leading to his death.

10 tips for successful online anatomy and physiology instruction

Posted on Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:33:25 UTC
Follow these guidelines to include the goals and activities needed for effective online A&P instruction and student success.

3 tips to stand out in the sea of online applications

Posted on Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:15:50 UTC
Grant writers can use these tips to make sure their applications are read and fully understood.

NAEMT accepting nominations to donate to 5 injured EMTs

Posted on Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:38:20 UTC
NAEMT is accepting nominations until Sept. 5 for EMTs who are in financial need due to a severe injury.