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DC dispatcher sends BLS ambulance instead of an ALS unit for a cardiac arrest patient

- 01/21/2016

WASHINGTON — A dispatcher's decision to send a BLS unit to a call for a man down instead of an ALS unit is being questioned. FOX 5 reported police found a man on the street who was ...


AHA CPR Guidelines: Test your knowledge of the 2015 updates to BLS

- 12/18/2015

New CPR guidelines stir up interest and anxieties as we look to the changes the American Heart Association has in store. This quiz is designed to test your knowledge on the BLS and CPR sections ...


Researcher: Is BLS better than ALS?

- 11/13/2015

Prachi Sanghavi, a PhD candidate in Health Policy, discusses research on “Is doing more, doing better? Basic versus advanced life support ambulances for medical emergencies.” Read more ...


Emergency medicine physicians focus on EMS issues and products at annual meeting

- 11/12/2015

By Mark Liao The 2015 American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Scientific Assembly attracted thousands of emergency medicine physicians and practitioners from around the globe. This ...


AHA CPR guidelines: What the 2015 BLS updates mean for EMS providers

- 10/19/2015

Publication of the 2015 American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) represents the culmination of years ...


Inside EMS Podcast: AHA CPR guidelines, what's missing?

- 10/16/2015

Download this week's episode on iTunes, SoundCloud or via RSS feed In this week’s Inside EMS podcast, co-hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson discuss the two biggest news ...


Quick Clip: Is BLS care better than ALS care?

- 10/16/2015

Download this week's episode on iTunes, SoundCloud or via RSS feed In this week’s Quick Clip, co-hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson talk about a new research suggesting ...


Study cannot determine whether ALS is better than BLS

- 10/14/2015

The debate about the impact of paramedics on patient outcomes has been around since the beginning. I remember how advanced life support was resented by the BLS crews; certainly the research surrounding ...


Study: BLS patients have higher rates of survival than ALS ones

- 10/14/2015

CHICAGO — Patients suffering cardiac arrest, stroke or other life-threatening emergencies have better rates of survival if treated and transported to the hospital on a BLS ambulance rather ...


Clinical solution: 50-year-old female with nausea and vomiting

- 09/25/2015

Abdominal pain can be a particularly difficult presentation for EMS providers to assess and diagnose. Causes of abdominal pain in patient’s activating the 911 system can range from simple ...


Clinical scenario: 50-year-old female with nausea and vomiting

- 09/25/2015

"Engine 44, respond Code 2 to 623 Enterprise Lane Suite 300. This will be at International Shipping Logistics in the employee breakroom for a report of a 50-year-old female with nausea and ...


Inside EMS Podcast: What can a medic do that an EMT can’t on scene?

- 03/20/2015

Download this week's episode on iTunes, SoundCloud or via RSS feed In this week’s Inside EMS Podcast, co-hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson bring on guest and EMS1 columnist ...


Quick Clip: Does a tiered EMS system short change patients?

- 03/19/2015

Download this quick clip on iTunes, SoundCloud or via RSS feed In the week’s Quick Clip, co-host Kelly Grayson, and Bob Sullivan, an EMS1 columnist who has worked in a tiered EMS ...


Quick Clip: Why an all-ALS system was a mistake

- 02/14/2015

Download this quick clip on iTunes, SoundCloud or via RSS feed In this week’s Inside EMS Podcast, hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson talk about the benefits of a tiered EMS ...


Inside EMS Podcast: Why an all-BLS system may be better

- 02/13/2015

Download this week's episode on iTunes, SoundCloud or via RSS feed In this week’s Inside EMS Podcast, hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson envision an EMS future where systems ...


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