Air pollution is being linked to heart attacks, according to new research from a university in Houston, Texas. After analyzing eight years worth of data drawn from Houston's extensive network of air-quality monitors and more than 11,000 concurrent out-of-hospital cardiac arrests logged by EMS services, researchers found a positive correlation between pollution and heart attacks.The bottom line
Family, friends, coworkers and scores of emergency responders attended the funeral service for fallen EMT Timothy McCormick on Tuesday. The 24-year-old died early Saturday morning after the ambulance he was driving was hit by a car. His coworker, EMT Cody Medley, also died as a result of the crash.Watch the video
By Art Hsieh, EMS1 Editor in Chief An ambulance crash in Indianapolis claimed the lives of two EMTs on Saturday. Such tragedies are becoming far too common. On behalf of EMS1, we wish the surviving family and friends of our fallen colleagues well. Even where no mistakes are made and the cases where deaths were not preventable, we should acknowledge LODDs as a reminder of the dangers we can face on the roads.Better practices
We're facing an increase in health care needs, and who do you think is going to be picking up some of the slack? That's right, probably you. With that, let me introduce you to the world of manmade body cavity access devices and procedures.Traffic control
When the Pressure's On, Rethink Hemorrhage Control
The ITClamp is the new solution to severe hemorrhage - a leading cause of death in traumatic injury - by controlling bleeding in seconds. The device works by sealing the skin closed and forming a stable clot until the wound can be surgically repaired. FDA and CE regulatory approvals pending.
Prehospital providers have had the opportunity to deliver an increasing level of care to their patients through advancements in treatment modalities. Yet despite this, the fact is more children are stabilized and life threats averted through the provision of the basics.Science of pediatric emergencies
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