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AHA CPR guidelines: Get in step with the 2015 updates

- 11/30/2015

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 ...

Man, high on spice, attacks, bites girlfriend and goes into cardiac arrest

- 11/24/2015

By Kate Brumback Associated Press 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 ...

Remember 2 Things: Care considerations for ingestion of bath salts

- 11/24/2015

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 ...

Narcan nasal spray approved by FDA

- 11/19/2015

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 ...

Stopping the opioid epidemic: Experts issue recommendations to prevent overdoses

- 11/18/2015

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 ...

Man caught stealing drugs from ambulance

- 11/09/2015

By Russell Hulstine NewsOn6 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 ...

Heroin, prescription pain pills top drug threat in the US

- 11/05/2015

By Alicia A. Caldwell Associated Press WASHINGTON — Heroin and prescription pain pills are among the top drug threats in the U.S., according to the Drug Enforcement Administration's ...

84 lbs. of cocaine found in luggage on air ambulance

- 11/05/2015

Associated Press 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 ...

Researchers: Drugs, alcohol and suicide have killed half a million middle-aged white Americans

- 11/03/2015

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 ...

Former medic pleads guilty to narcotics and benzos theft

- 11/03/2015

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 intranasal or auto-injector; which is better?

- 11/01/2015

Naloxone is the antidote for opioid overdose. Naloxone can be administered through intravenous, intranasal, subcutaneous, intramuscular, nebulizer and endotracheal routes. The administration ...

Epinephrine auto-injectors recalled after malfunction reports

- 10/29/2015

Associated Press 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 ...

Children, teens to receive naloxone training

- 10/28/2015

A Kentucky group will teach children how to use naloxone to reverse an opioid overdose

Fentanyl removed from Illinois region ambulances

- 10/27/2015

By Tobias Wall Belleville News-Democrat BELLEVILLE, Ill. — A state regulator has ordered the removal of the powerful painkiller fentanyl from all ambulances in the region amid a local ...

Children, teens to receive naloxone training

- 10/26/2015

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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