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Should EMS administer TXA?

- 06/29/2015

Based on the TXA Drug Why article , you may understand why many trauma surgeons fail to be impressed with TXA or advocate for prehospital administration. We know that TXA appears to have an ...

Tranexamic Acid (TXA): Drug Whys

- 06/29/2015

Generic Name: tranexamic acid (multiple generics available) Common Brand Name: Cyklokapron® (Pfizer – U.S.) Class: antifibrinolytic agent, antihemophilic agent, hemostatic agent, ...

Colo. police to begin carrying Narcan

- 06/27/2015

By Mitchell Byars Daily Camera BOULDER, Colo. — The Boulder Police Department has become the first in the state to begin carrying naloxone, a drug used by emergency responders to reverse ...

When time is of the essence: Recognizing and treating anaphylaxis

- 06/26/2015

Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening allergic reaction to specific triggers such as foods, medications, insect venom, or latex. As many as 40.9 million people in the United States suffer from severe ...

Flakka patient scenes chaotic and dangerous for Fla. providers

- 06/26/2015

An uptick in bizarre calls involving patients who are often naked and delirious from flakka use puts responders in chaotic, dangerous situations

Flakka patient scenes chaotic and dangerous for Fla. providers

- 06/26/2015

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Fire officials say they have been receiving at least one call a day related to the use of the synthetic drug flakka. The uptick in calls often involve patients ...

News crew saves life of heroin overdose victim

- 06/25/2015

Just before the filming of a news segment, a WPXI photographer began CPR on a man he noticed slumped over in a vehicle; responding paramedics revived the man with Narcan

Video: News crew saves life of heroin overdose victim

- 06/25/2015

The Associated Press WASHINGTON, Pa. — Police are crediting a Pittsburgh TV news crew with saving the life of an overdose victim by calling 911 and performing CPR on him before emergency ...

Texas medics concerned over increasing calls for K2

- 06/20/2015

By Nicole Chavez Austin American-Statesman AUSTIN, Texas — The number of people treated for toxic reactions to synthetic marijuana continues to rise, Austin-Travis County Emergency ...

4 steps to prepare for prehospital antibiotic administration

- 06/19/2015

By Kevin T. Collopy As prehospital medicine transitions from an industry of “rapid transport,” to that of delivering evidence-based medicine that improves patient outcomes, the ...

Ambulance smuggling 600 pounds of illegal drugs seized

- 06/18/2015

BIRMINGHAM, England — Police arrested two men disguised as paramedics and seized their fake ambulance with nearly 600 pounds of illegal drugs stashed within secret compartments. Packages ...

5 tips to stay up-to-date with the latest and greatest in EMS

- 06/12/2015

I do my best to stay on top of trends and innovation in EMS; it is part of my job after all. The 2014 wave of Narcan for everyone and increasing inclusion of TXA in treatment protocols for severe ...

2 Wash. teens killed after SUV jumps curb

- 06/11/2015

The Associated Press BELLINGHAM, Wash. — High school students grieved at a northwest Washington candlelight vigil after an SUV earlier jumped a curb and plowed into a group of teens ...

Fla. man on flakka streaks through busy intersection

- 06/09/2015

Police used a Taser and arrested him; this is the latest in a string of bizarre incidents related to the synthetic drug

Fla. man on flakka streaks through busy intersection

- 06/09/2015

CBSMiami BOCA RATON, Fla. — It’s a rare site to see a man stripped naked in public – but it’s becoming more and more common because of the synthetic drug flakka, doctors ...

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