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By Sharon Kiley Bangor Daily News CALAIS, Maine — Calais Fire-EMS is one of six services recently approved statewide to participate in a pilot project that is intended to ...
There are many potential areas of infectious exposure for the patient and the EMS provider. An important one, under the direct control of the EMS providers, is the patient ...
From lifting and loading the cot to the classic sheet drag patient transfer, there are poor lifting techniques in our profession that we must stop doing. ...
A new study says many stroke victims lose valuable time by not taking an ambulance to the hospital ...
The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — The state's efforts to stop the rapid spread of valley fever through two Central California prisons have been so ineffectual ...
These recommendations will help EMS agencies in recruitment and retention of EMS practitioners, and ultimately, will help reduce the number and severity of injuries on the job. ...
We have unknowingly handed down bad patient handling techniques, outright dangerous biomechanics and ergonomics from one generation of EMS responders to another. ...
We work in a high risk environment which exposes us to a variety of airborne diseases such as TB. Here is some information to know whether you have active or latent TB. ...
By Olsen Ebright NBC Los Angeles REDONDO BEACH, Calif. — A Redondo Beach woman repeatedly shocked in her shower due to stray electricity has been awarded $4 million by a Los ...
BETHLEHEM, Pa. — A Pa. high school student was hospitalized after having a severe allergic reaction to some body fragrance. The Freedom High School student was rushed to the ...
Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Friends and family are mourning a 14-year-old honor student who died after inhaling computer keyboard cleaner, authorities say. Aria Doherty, ...
By Brady McCombs Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — A northern Utah sheriff's office is floating a unique and unproven idea for keeping seniors with Alzheimer's ...
Daily Mail NEW YORK — A woman who was stabbed more than 100 times by an ex-boyfriend in an horrific attack that left her nearly decapitated has been given a new face thanks ...
The New York Times Blogs DETROIT — Doctors in Detroit encountered the unusual case of a 40-year-old patient who had no trouble reading, writing or understanding language. His ...
By Katie Davies Daily Mail ATLANTA — An Atlanta Hawks cheerleader had to be rushed to hospital last night after an accident during an energetic high kick routine caused her ...
By Paul Thompson Daily Mail OMAHA, Neb. — A teenager has told how a horrific car crash saved her life - after doctors discovered she had a rare form of cancer. Casey Charf ...
By Camille Bautista Mashable In alternate realities like Mass Effect's video game galaxy or Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games, all-purpose medicinal salves serve as a rapid ...
By Matt Flener 9 News KERSEY, Colo. — If you would ever describe a fire or a fight as "all consuming," especially after last summer, Barrett Fisher would most ...
By Kerry McDermott Daily Mail BEAUMONT, Texas — A terminally ill father made sure his biggest supporter was with him every step of the way as he won a marathon - by pushing ...
By J.E Mathewson Idaho Falls Post Register IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — They told her she would never play violin again. Fourteen-year-old Claire Zollinger had been the youngest ...