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Medics to give cardiac arrest patients a placebo in controversial trial

- 08/13/2014

The Telegraph ENGLAND — Paramedics will give patients whose heart has stopped a dummy drug as part of an 'ethically questionable' study into whether adrenalin works in resuscitation ...


Survival Story: Sudden cardiac arrest at a soccer game

- 08/07/2014

John Bertagnolli's friends assumed he fainted, until they realized he had no pulse; a friend recently trained in CPR sprang into action


Ga. naval submarine base gets AEDs

- 08/04/2014

By Gordon Jackson The Brunswick News ST. MARYS, Ga. — Defibrillation is a lifesaving pulse of electricity that can quickly restore a heart's normal rhythm -- if it can be administered ...


Off-duty medic honored for cardiac arrest save using mobile app

- 07/24/2014

By Rick Bella The Oregonian CLACKAMAS, Ore. — Scott Brawner, a firefighter-paramedic for Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, received an award Monday from a neighboring fire district ...


Supreme Court rules AEDs not required in Calif. stores

- 06/24/2014

The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court has ruled that large retailers aren't required to have defibrillators on hand to help treat customers and workers ...


Clinical scenario: Resuscitation at a nursing home

- 05/22/2014

At 0700 hours just after completing shift change, you are dispatched to a skilled nursing facility in a rural part of your district for a report of a 75-year-old resident with shortness of breath. The ...


Cop medic saves bagpiper and former fire Capt., who collapsed at police memorial

- 05/16/2014

By Joel Currier The St. Louis Post-Dispatch WASHINGTON — A St. Louis County police officer was among those who helped revive a bagpiper who collapsed with heart problems Wednesday afternoon ...


Off-duty EMT saves life of fellow softball player — again

- 04/18/2014

Los Angeles Daily News SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — Softball player Terry Backman had thrown a four-pitch inning last summer before dropping from a heart attack in the bottom of the dugout. ...


Lawsuit: 911 Spanish interpreter botched translation, sent ambulance to wrong address

- 04/15/2014

By Aimee Green The Oregonian PORTLAND, Ore. — A $3 million wrongful death lawsuit accuses a 9-1-1 Spanish-language interpreter of botching the translation of an address and sending ...


How EMS crowdsourcing improves cardiac-arrest outcomes

- 04/03/2014

Merrian-Webster Dictionary defines crowdsourcing as "the practice of obtaining needed services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people.” The ...


15-year old saves grandfather 4 days after learning CPR

- 03/26/2014

By Adrian Rogers The Spokesman-Review SPOKANE, Wash. — On a Thursday at Riverside High School, Shelby Morgan learned CPR. That Friday, she learned how to use an automated external defibrillator, ...


3 keys to teaching a cardiac refresher class

- 02/25/2014

An Everyday EMS Tips reader wrote, “I have been asked to present cardiac issues to an EMT-Basic refresher. I have not presented before and I wondered if you could steer me in the right ...


Wife’s early CPR saves husband’s life

- 02/25/2014

When Bob McCarty collapsed on the bathroom floor in cardiac arrest, his wife describes how she started CPR, hard and fast per the dispatcher’s instructions


How to read heart attack signs in women: Remember 2 Things

- 02/20/2014

Steve Whitehead explains how to recognize the unique symptoms of females suffering a heart attack.


Medics hurt when ambulance crashes into patrol car

- 02/20/2014

The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ind. — Police say two paramedics and two volunteer firefighters were hurt when an ambulance carrying a dying patient crashed into a sheriff’s patrol ...


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