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How to recognize opiate withdrawal in inmates

- 11/06/2015

By Lorry Schoenly The CDC has published an alarming report showing heroin overdose deaths are sky-rocketing. Between 2010 and 2012, heroin overdose deaths have doubled in the 28 states that ...

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 ...

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 ...

Medic, cop newlyweds save heroin OD man left at fire station

- 10/30/2015

Patrick and Amanda Stewart, married four months ago, work together to save man dropped off at the fire station after a heroin overdose

Medic, cop newlyweds save heroin OD man left at fire station

- 10/30/2015

KENT COUNTY, Mich. — A deputy sheriff and paramedic, recently married, saved the life of a man who overdosed on heroin and was dropped at the fire station. Patrick Stewart, a Kent County ...

5 students hospitalized after lunchtime drug overdose

- 10/24/2015

Associated Press PINOLE, Calif. — Authorities say five suburban San Francisco high school students were hospitalized after overdosing on a prescription drug used to treat anxiety, while ...

Naloxone: Drug Whys

- 10/23/2015

Generic Name: naloxone (multiple generics available) Common Brand Names: Narcan, Evzio Class: opioid antagonist The labeled indications, which means U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved ...

AHA CPR guidelines: What the 2015 BLS updates mean for EMS providers

- 10/19/2015

Publication of the 2015 American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) represents the culmination of years ...

Remember 2 Things: Narcan administration by EMTs and paramedics

- 10/07/2015

Narcan distribution is widespread. In this episode of Remember 2 Things EMS1 columnist Steve Whitehead discusses Narcan administration routes, including the importance of titrating intranasal ...

Chicago medics treat 74 narcotics overdoses in 72 hours

- 10/03/2015

By Jeremy Gorner, Peter Nickeas, Rosemary Regina Sobol Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — By Friday afternoon, 14 people had been rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago in the previous 24 ...

Minn. medic admits to drug diversion

- 09/05/2015

A co-worker alerted management that the medic was administering dilaudid to patients that didn't need it

Minn. medic admits to drug diversion

- 09/05/2015

By Liz Collins WCCO MINNEAPOLIS — A Twin Cities paramedic is accused of giving patients painkillers they didn’t need in order to keep the leftovers for herself. Investigators ...

Rapid Response: Medics stealing narcotics happens with distressing regularity

- 09/04/2015

What Happened: We regularly share news about medics caught stealing narcotics from their agency, patients, hospitals or other facilities that store and distribute narcotics. This week was no ...

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