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Medic at botched execution had trouble starting IV

- 03/17/2015

WASHINGTON — The difficulty of finding a vein to start an IV on a death-row prisoner played a role in a botched execution, according a report released by state officials investigating the ...


Trending: More EMS agencies administering TXA

- 03/11/2015

Tranexamic acid or TXA, known for its use to treat wounded soldiers with severe bleeding, prevents the breakdown of clots and helps slow bleeding, often improving a patient’s outcome of ...


Colo. EMT pleads guilty to pain pill theft

- 03/09/2015

Man was fired from EMT job as soon as accusation of stealing patient's medications, captured on surveillance video, was made


Colo. EMT pleads guilty to pain pill theft

- 03/09/2015

NEWSCHANNEL 3 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. A Colorado EMT is off the job after getting caught on camera swiping prescription pain pills from a patient. 31-year-old Brandon Long pleaded guilty ...


Medics respond to 5 heroin overdoses in 4 hours

- 02/25/2015

Police investigate possibility that Fentanyl was mixed with heroin to increase potency


Medics respond to 5 heroin overdoses in 4 hours

- 02/25/2015

EUCLID, Ohio — The Cuyahoga County Heroin Task force along with Euclid Police are investigating a string of five heroin overdoses in Euclid in a matter of hours on Friday. The task force ...


Trending: Narcan costs skyrocket across the U.S.

- 02/19/2015

As more public safety agencies started stocking naloxone in 2014, the cost of the drug used to reverse the effects of an opiate overdose has skyrocketed in communities across the U.S. EMS1 ...


Is police use of naloxone really saving lives?

- 02/17/2015

Change in EMS isn’t usually easy, or painless. The first research suggesting that pneumatic anti-shock garments (PASGs or MASTs) might do more harm than good appeared in the mid-1980s, ...


N.Y. medics report increase in fentanyl overdoses

- 02/13/2015

By Joseph Popiolkowski The Buffalo News BUFFALO, N.Y. — Recently, a young man in his 20s from one of Erie County’s suburbs told his mother he was making a quick trip to the store. Instead, ...


Colo. EMT charged for stealing patient's pain pills

- 02/11/2015

Patient's surveillance video shows EMT putting a pill bottle in his pocket


Video: Colo. EMT charged for stealing patient's pain pills

- 02/11/2015

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A surveillance video shows EMT Brandon Long entering a patient's bedroom, looking at a group of pill bottles, and putting a bottle of pills into his pants ...


Medication shortages strain Pa. EMS

- 01/26/2015

By Ford Turner Reading Eagle READING, Pa. — Anthony Tucci and his ambulance crews have never been able to do anything about the bumpy roads that make it tougher to administer lifesaving ...


Narcan administered by Wis. firefighters beneficial to patients

- 01/24/2015

WEAU LA CROSSE, Wis. — The La Crosse Fire Department said it responded to 82 calls last year for drug overdoses or potential drug overdoses. Of those 82, narcan was administered ...


Taylor Swift parody highlights ER drug abuse

- 01/22/2015

The fun song "We are never giving drugs in the ER," a parody of "We are never getting back together," points out the seriousness of non-medical abuse of prescription drugs


Narcan administered by Wis. firefighters beneficial to patients

- 01/22/2015

After 1 year of having naloxone in tool kit fire department reports regular usage for narcotics overdoses


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