In October of 2015, the American Heart Association released the 2015 American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care ...
By Kate Brumback
ATLANTA — The mother of a man who died after a struggle with sheriff's deputies in Georgia can be heard in a 911 call screaming that her son is ...
Bath salts cause dangerous symptoms, such as hyperthermia, bizarre behavior and seizures. Steve Whitehead shares two things to remember when assessing and treating a patient with a known or suspected ...
SILVER SPRING, Md. — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Narcan nasal spray, the first FDA-approved nasal spray version of naloxone hydrochloride.
Drug overdose deaths, driven ...
BALTIMORE — Public Health experts released new recommendations aimed at stemming the prescription-opioid epidemic, a crisis that kills an average of 44 people a day in the U.S.
The report ...
By Russell Hulstine
BIXBY, Okla. — Bixby Police arrested a man Sunday evening after officers caught him inside an EMSA ambulance.
A paramedic told officers a man was inside ...
By Alicia A. Caldwell
WASHINGTON — Heroin and prescription pain pills are among the top drug threats in the U.S., according to the Drug Enforcement Administration's ...
MEXICO CITY — Mexican police say they have found 84 pounds (38 kilograms) of cocaine in the luggage of a supposed patient about to board an air ambulance flight to New ...
PRINCETON, N.J. — Despite advances in health care and quality of life, white middle-aged Americans have seen overall mortality rates increase over the past 15 years, representing an overlooked ...
By Mike Carter
The Seattle Times
SEATTLE — A former South King County paramedic has pleaded guilty to a single count of tampering with consumer products for allegedly stealing morphine ...
Naloxone is the antidote for opioid overdose. Naloxone can be administered through intravenous, intranasal, subcutaneous, intramuscular, nebulizer and endotracheal routes. The administration ...
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — Sanofi is recalling hundreds of thousands of epinephrine injectors used to treat severe allergic reactions because they may not deliver the correct ...
A Kentucky group will teach children how to use naloxone to reverse an opioid overdose
By Tobias Wall
BELLEVILLE, Ill. — A state regulator has ordered the removal of the powerful painkiller fentanyl from all ambulances in the region amid a local ...
SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. — A Kentucky group will teach kids how to use naloxone to reverse an opioid overdose.
Community-based Bullitt County Opioid Addiction Team will train the first group ...
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There are many potential areas of infectious exposure for the patient and the EMS provider. An important...