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Report: U.S. out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival rates ‘unacceptably low’

- 07/02/2015

WASHINGTON — A new report from the Institute of Medicine says that in the U.S. out of approximately 395,000 annual cases of cardiac arrest that occur outside of a hospital setting, less ...


Benefits of applying CRM to cardiac arrest resuscitation

- 06/30/2015

Historically, emergency training for EMS personnel primarily focused on individual acquisition and mastering of discrete technical skills. These include basic and advanced airway management ...


5 tips for managing the PEA cardiac arrest patient

- 06/29/2015

By Ben Dowdy A cardiac arrest patient who presents with PEA as their initial rhythm is a challenge to the resuscitation team; the differential diagnosis is wide, and the ACLS algorithm for ...


As detestable as her conduct was, here's why she won't be charged with wrongful death

- 06/29/2015

Normally, I would caution people from a rush to judgement; it’s dangerous to draw conclusions without all of the information, like in the Eutisha Rennix case in New York, where the EMTs ...


EMT fired for refusing to respond to call for infant

- 06/25/2015

DETROIT — An EMT who refused to respond to a call for an infant in cardiac arrest has been fired after two internal investigations. Detroit Fire Commissioner Edsel Jenkins said EMT Ann ...


Detroit EMT refuses to respond to infant in cardiac arrest

- 06/24/2015

The EMT told her boss in an internal investigation ‘I’m not about to be on no scene 10 minutes doing CPR’


Detroit EMT refuses to respond to infant in cardiac arrest

- 06/24/2015

DETROIT — A Detroit Fire Department EMT, less than a mile away from the home of an infant in cardiac arrest, refused to respond according to two internal investigations. The child was revived, ...


Top 10 signs your agency’s cardiac arrest protocols need updating

- 06/22/2015

In a recent Facebook post linking EMS1’s article on 10 tips for organizing a cardiac arrest survivor celebration, I jokingly commented, “Step 1: Have survivors,” and went on ...


Minn. teen dies after wisdom teeth extraction

- 06/15/2015

By Paul Walsh Star Tribune EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — With the school year out of the way, Eden Prairie High School junior Sydney Galleger went to the dentist to have her wisdom teeth removed. Such ...


Ohio FD to teach CPR to Spanish-speaking church goers

- 06/14/2015

By Eric Robinette Journal-News HAMILTON, Ohio — For the first time, the Fairfield fire department will offer a CPR class in Spanish, at the request of a local church with a large Hispanic ...


Pa. teen and baseball player gives umpire CPR

- 06/11/2015

By Caitlin Mccabe The Philadelphia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA — Mike Brodzinski had just hit a double and was on second base Monday night when he looked across the field and saw the umpire ...


What we can learn about documentation and duty from Michael Jackson

- 06/09/2015

Recently I had the privilege of spending time with LAFD paramedic Richard Senneff. If you don’t know the name, you know the call. Senneff was one of the paramedics that responded to Michael ...


10 steps to organizing a cardiac arrest survivor celebration

- 06/03/2015

By Cathryn St. Amand Celebrating cardiac arrest survival in your agency and community is a wonderful opportunity to allow cardiac arrest survivors and their families to meet and thank their ...


Responders ill in possible hazmat at patient's home

- 05/29/2015

KPHO MESA, Ariz. — A Mesa police officer was taken to a hospital as a precaution after he became ill while responding to an emergency medical call, according to Larissa Dvorak with the ...


Student saves life after learning CPR at airport kiosk

- 05/25/2015

DALLAS — Matthew Lickenbrock performed hands-only CPR on another University of Dayton student with the skills he learned from the American Heart Association (AHA) Hands-Only CPR training ...


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