Research Analysis: Key takeaways from PART and Airways-2 Trials

Posted on Tue, 18 Sep 2018 05:46:59 +0000
Comparing endotracheal, laryngeal tube and supraglottic airway device intubation during out of hospital cardiac arrest

PCR documentation for non-transporting first responders

Posted on Tue, 18 Sep 2018 05:26:46 +0000
Including clear, complete documentation in your patient care report is a critical component of patient care

Stamp honoring first responders officially released by USPS

Posted on Tue, 18 Sep 2018 04:48:35 +0000
The first-day of issue ceremony was held at the Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center, home to the nation’s largest training center for parachute firefighters

What you missed at the 2018 Pinnacle Leadership Forum

Posted on Tue, 18 Sep 2018 04:17:15 +0000
Pinnacle program co-chair, Jay Fitch, recounts the highlights from this year’s leadership forum

Police: Drunk man called 911 on himself before attacking EMT

Posted on Tue, 18 Sep 2018 03:53:24 +0000
Hussain Maqubool allegedly hit an EMT in the back of an ambulance after calling 911 and saying he was drunk

Firefighter–EMT honored after being punched while giving CPR

Posted on Tue, 18 Sep 2018 03:50:36 +0000
Off-duty West Allis firefighter Chad Staszak was praised by West Bend Police Chief Kenneth Meuler, who told the mayor he “should be proud” to have Staszak serving the city

Almost 4K nurses authorize strike at Mich. hospital

Posted on Tue, 18 Sep 2018 03:11:22 +0000
Nurses at Michigan Medicine voted to authorize a three-day strike "to protest ongoing and continuous violations of their workplace rights"

Mich. paramedic hurt after ambulance sideswiped by semi-truck

Posted on Tue, 18 Sep 2018 02:38:05 +0000
Police said the semi-truck crossed the center line, sideswiped the Van Buren EMS ambulance and then rolled over

Drone startup company makes award-winning UAS for responders

Posted on Tue, 18 Sep 2018 02:21:07 +0000
DV8 Tech won $50,000 for creating a drone that carried a mini-cell tower to allow responders to communicate in a disaster, such as a forest fire or flood

Charging for medical records: Patients vs. lawyers

Posted on Tue, 18 Sep 2018 01:54:37 +0000
Lawyer requests for medical records are not limited by HIPPA cost-based fees

Medic Mindset Podcast: Thinking about tachycardia

Posted on Mon, 17 Sep 2018 05:08:42 +0000
Host Ginger Locke interviews Dr. Katherine Remick about how a differential diagnosis and patient history can differentiate between SVT and sinus tachycardia

Las Vegas first responders learn military trauma care

Posted on Mon, 17 Sep 2018 04:57:53 +0000
The Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Course is training paramedics and EMTs to provide better care when there's an active threat

Private ambulance industry asks Calif. voters to change workplace rules

Posted on Mon, 17 Sep 2018 04:30:16 +0000
Proposition 11 asks voters to give private ambulance companies the power to keep their workers on duty during meal and rest breaks

Soccer players push ambulance off field after it fails to start

Posted on Mon, 17 Sep 2018 04:13:25 +0000
An EMS crew was responding to an injury on the field during a Brazilian soccer match when their rig refused to start, requiring the athletes to give it a push-start

Maine first responders honored Sunday in annual 'Blue Mass'

Posted on Mon, 17 Sep 2018 03:04:22 +0000
The Blue Mass tradition was revived in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland after the terror attacks Sept. 11, 2001

Pa. EMS providers seek higher reimbursements for services

Posted on Mon, 17 Sep 2018 02:57:45 +0000
Low reimbursement from government and private health insurers have put many of Pennsylvania's ambulance companies in a financial vise

First responders honored with commemorative USPS stamp

Posted on Mon, 17 Sep 2018 02:34:52 +0000
A new commemorative stamp from the U.S. Postal Service honors first responders across the country

Quiz: COPD exacerbations: 5 things EMS providers need to know

Posted on Mon, 17 Sep 2018 02:50:15 +0000
How familiar are you with the symptoms and concerns that accompany COPD exacerbations?

Pa. woman hands out free naloxone to at-risk homeless

Posted on Sun, 16 Sep 2018 12:30:00 +0000
Destinie Campanella, a mental health advocate, is among the few engaging with the homeless in South Philly

Prince William speaks out about stress of being air ambulance pilot

Posted on Sun, 16 Sep 2018 12:30:00 +0000
“I took a lot home without realizing it,” The Duke of Cambridge said while speaking as part of Workplace Mental Health Week