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
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.
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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.
WASHINGTON — Fear of police, language barriers, lack of knowledge of cardiac arrest symptoms and financial concerns prevent Latinos – particularly those of lower socioeconomic status ...
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 ...
By Katie Lepri
MIAMI, Fla. — Dr. Camillo Ricordi considers himself a diabetes freedom fighter.
Ricordi, the director of the Diabetes Research Institute at the University ...
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 ...
His roommates began early CPR and although EMTs suspected he would have significant brain damage, he was showing normal responses after two days
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FREDRICKSBURG, Va. — A member of Spotsylvania County's Chancellor Volunteer Fire and Rescue has been awarded the prestigious Governor's EMS Award for Outstanding ...
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 29.1 million Americans, or 9.3 percent, have diabetes. It is estimated that 8.1 million Americans, or 27.8 percent, have ...
Kids are invited to try on hats, handle hoses, and sit behind the wheel of the Ohio department’s truck
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 ...
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In this week’s Inside EMS quick clip, hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson talk about the spread of Ebola, and the ...
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.
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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Trying to protect civilians and ourselves is a difficult proposition, as those on the ground in Ferguson...