First responders buy stroller for mom, baby hit by car

Posted on Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:57:59 GMT
Johanna Castillo and her son were hit by a car exiting a driveway, and firefighters had to break the stroller to remove it from the bumper

Insurance company waives co-pay for naloxone

Posted on Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:56:20 GMT
By waiving the fee, Aetna said it can reduce barriers to patients getting the treatments they need

Fla. family pushes for statewide mandatory CPR training in schools

Posted on Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:47:31 GMT
Students would be required to learn to use cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, and an AED at least once before graduation

Driver slowing for ambulance shot at in road rage incident

Posted on Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:25:30 GMT
The man said he slowed down when he saw an ambulance coming, and the driver of the car behind him shot at the side of his truck

Pregnant teen accused of using ambulance as 'taxi' hours before baby died

Posted on Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:21:05 GMT
Elise Flitcroft suffered a breach birth less than three hours after her midwife blamed her abdominal pain on a urinary infection

How regional stroke systems improve LVO stroke care

Posted on Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:00:14 GMT
A paradigm shift for EMS in the era of large vessel occlusion stroke draws on success of prehospital STEMI assessment and care

The value of CE and an advanced degree for EMS leaders

Posted on Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:50:14 GMT
Higher education can help EMS providers tackle the five biggest challenges facing emergency services today

Study: Uber reduces ambulance usage in major cities

Posted on Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:42:53 GMT
Research shows that ambulance usage by low-risk patients has decreased by at least 7 percent

Police: Video shows ex-firefighter entering shot firefighter-EMT's home before murder

Posted on Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:27:20 GMT
Police said Daniel Greene "was positively identified through the video surveillance" and was "the only individual that is observed going into" Jon Hickey's home

5 easy ways to improve your PCR writing

Posted on Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:22:22 GMT
Be thorough, timely and proofread your PCRs to ensure your treatments and professionalism won’t be called into question

Firefighters, EMS providers say careless drivers increase response time

Posted on Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:53:50 GMT
Deputy Chief Thomas Rehr said delays are happening more often because of illegal parking and reckless driving

Town collects thank-you cards for NM high school shooting responders

Posted on Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:20:26 GMT
Sandi Harber collected more than 100 cards from community members to thank those who reacted quickly to the fatal shooting

W.Va. nurse admits to illegally distributing drugs

Posted on Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:02:46 GMT
The criminal complaint said Sharon Jackson called in prescriptions using doctors' authorization for Suboxone, Subutex, and buprenorphine for patients who paid cash

EMS Artwork: Treating an inmate in cardiac arrest

Posted on Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:30:00 GMT
Artist's image shows a correctional facility's emergency response team aiding an inmate

Helping first responders recover after Las Vegas shooting

Posted on Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:30:45 GMT
As the country struggles to make sense of the massacre in Las Vegas, it's important that those who responded are not overlooked

Customized care can help first responders in the aftermath of trauma

Posted on Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:17:49 GMT
First responders witness some of the most difficult moments in the lives of the men and women in their communities, and are charged to keep us safe at all costs

Fla. county confused about EMS demand spike

Posted on Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:48:58 GMT
Officials said there are multiple factors, such as an aging population, but emergency personnel are trying to pin the reason down further

Iowa city planning to charge patients for on-scene care

Posted on Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:29:40 GMT
The charge is a way to cut down on taxpayers’ cost for the new EMS division that Sioux City Fire Rescue will soon implement

SC EMS providers increasingly concerned by bed bugs

Posted on Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:27:37 GMT
Calhoun County EMS reached out to other agencies for advice on how to prevent infestations, which included carrying minimal equipment into homes

Drunk driver backs into first responders while fleeing from police

Posted on Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:53:49 GMT
Brian Cremeans injured a firefighter and an EMS provider, and also hit a fire truck and an ambulance before driving off