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Fla. county limits use of rigid backboards

- 12/12/2014

Patients will be placed on a padded stretcher for spinal spinal immobilization; Palm Beach County Fire Rescue is one of the first agencies in the state to make the policy change

Fla. county limits use of rigid backboards

- 12/12/2014

WPTV WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Palm Beach County Fire Rescue just became one of the first agencies in the state to stop the use of rigid backboards for spinal immobilization. If you’re ...

Remember 2 Things: Legal marijuana use still has consequences

- 12/11/2014

Steve Whitehead reminds us that marijuana is illegal in most states and if an agency prohibits it, EMTs can be disciplined even when using in a state where it's allowed.

Latinos don’t call 911 for cardiac arrest out of fear of police, study says

- 12/09/2014

WASHINGTON — Fear of police, language barriers, lack of knowledge of cardiac arrest symptoms and financial concerns prevent Latinos – particularly those of lower socioeconomic status ...

Which artery do you choose for taking a pulse in a medical emergency?

- 12/09/2014

In a conscious adult, the radial artery is the preferred pulse point, for a number of reasons: 1. It's less invasive. Before you put your hands on someone's neck, you need to establish ...

Leading Type 1 diabetes doctor predicts cure in next 7 years

- 12/07/2014

By Katie Lepri Miami Herald MIAMI, Fla. — Dr. Camillo Ricordi considers himself a diabetes freedom fighter. Ricordi, the director of the Diabetes Research Institute at the University ...

ALS for cardiac arrest linked to more deaths, study finds

- 12/04/2014

PBS Emergency treatments delivered in ambulances that offer “Advanced Life Support” for cardiac arrest may be linked to more death, comas and brain damage than those providing ...

Survival Story: Man found in bed not breathing

- 11/26/2014

His roommates began early CPR and although EMTs suspected he would have significant brain damage, he was showing normal responses after two days

Volunteer Va. fire-EMS member recognized for work with kids

- 11/25/2014

The Free Lance-Star FREDRICKSBURG, Va. — A member of Spotsylvania County's Chancellor Volunteer Fire and Rescue has been awarded the prestigious Governor's EMS Award for Outstanding ...

Why EMS is at risk for Type 2 diabetes

- 11/01/2014

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 29.1 million Americans, or 9.3 percent, have diabetes.[1] It is estimated that 8.1 million Americans, or 27.8 percent, have ...

Medic takes time to show kids his rig

- 10/16/2014

Kids are invited to try on hats, handle hoses, and sit behind the wheel of the Ohio department’s truck

Clinical scenario: 8-year-old at school with trouble breathing

- 10/08/2014

The tones sound in your station just as you are beginning your annual training. You are assigned to respond to an unknown medical aid at the elementary school in your district. As you get ...

Quick Clip: How EMS is reacting to Ebola hysteria

- 10/08/2014

Download this quick clip on iTunes, SoundCloud or via RSS feed In this week’s Inside EMS quick clip, hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson talk about the spread of Ebola, and the ...

Remember 2 Things: Bag valve mask techniques

- 10/08/2014

EMS1 Columnist Steve Whitehead reminds us to slow down when it comes to both the speed at which you squeeze, and the rate with which you ventilate the patient.

How EMS can change its approach to acute coronary syndromes

- 10/02/2014

One of the primary reasons for the development of modern prehospital care was the need to deliver prompt emergency care to patients who experienced sudden cardiac conditions such as myocardial ...

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