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12-lead ECGs and the first set of vital signs
A dozen reasons we love EMS
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News Spotlight
Medics' alleged mistakes in Chicago girl's death may cost $1.75M
Chicago taxpayers will likely spend $1.75 million to compensate the family of a girl who died of bronchial asthma in 2002 after a string of alleged errors made by Chicago Fire Department paramedics. If not for a series of "mistakes" made by the four paramedics who treated Arielle Starks on that fateful day, attorney Brian Murphy argued that the 13-year-old would be alive today. Accidental esophageal intubation?
Featured News
Ambulance rollover injures 3 in Okla.
An ambulance sits in a ditch by the side of a highway in Okla. following a rollover that injured two responders and a patient Sunday evening. (Image KJRH) Hay bale in the road
Today's Top Stories:
Tenn. ambulance ride gets rough rating: Emergency management director will look into air-ride vehicles or retrofits after complaint
17 to hospital after Calif. hotel chemical spill: Monday's spill apparently occurred when chlorine mixed with other chemicals in the laundry room
 Ambulance contract dispute intensifies in Calif.
 Woman who survived cardiac arrest thanks Colo. rescuers
 2 Columbine students injured in hammer attack
 NY paramedic airlifted after ambulance crash
News Analysis:
Patient care: Are you sitting comfortably?
By Art Hsieh, EMS1 Editorial Advisor
Not all of what we provide as care in the back of the unit is based in hard science and statistics, as can be seen in the rough rating given to the ambulance ride in Tenn. Even with air suspensions, today's ambulance vehicles are no match for the Meteors of 50 years ago in terms of patient comfort. Here's what can help
EMS 12-Lead
Why we capture a 12-lead ECG with the first set of vital signs
By Tom Bouthillet, EMS1 columnist
Paramedics often think of the 12-lead ECG as just one of the things to check off the list. Here's why we need to take it more seriously. What the ECGs show
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EMS1 Exclusive
Finding your niche in EMS grant funding
By David Blevins, EMS1 contributor
EMS organizations have been placed in a unique position. Whether you are classified as a public health organization or a public safety organization depends on your area of the world. When it comes to grants, the classification of an organization can impact funding. Funding you can access
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EMS1 community: A dozen reasons why we love EMS
By EMS1 Staff
It's Valentine's Day, the time for romance, and love is in the air. But since we can't offer EMS a dozen roses, we asked our Facebook fans to contribute reasons why they love what they do in EMS. Here we count down a dozen things to love about the job. Why do you love EMS?
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EMS1 Video
Crews rescue trapped puppy from underground pipe
On February 9, the Michigan Humane Society received a call about a one-month-old puppy in need. This is their rescue story.
Own Up to Your Mistakes
Kyle David Bates talks about the importance of admitting your mistakes, even as an instructor.
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