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In-between moments: Ask a question
ECG Interpretation: Atrio-Ventricular Block
December 23, 2013
Featured News
Dying Pa. girl gets Christmas wish granted Hospital: Teen who was shot at Colo. school dies Video: Mo. crews rescue horses from frozen pond
Today's Top Stories:
Drifting ambulance strikes Pa. medic, police officer: Medic and officer suffered leg injuries when the medic exited the vehicle
Nev. gunman may have targeted hospital due to botched vasectomy: Suicide note said focus was specific physicians
Texas medic suspended for inappropriate Facebook post: Paramedic Robert Yarger will be suspended for two 12-hour shifts
Ind. medic recovering after injured in wreck
Del. ambulance co. fees to rise in new year
13 passengers injured in Calif. tour bus crash
Quadriplegic survives after stranded 24 hours in snowy mountainside
5 injured, homes damaged in Ark. tornadoes
Jealous husband gouges out wife's eye after she asks for divorce
News Analysis:
Infection control and EMS: On the front lines
By Art Hsieh, EMS1 Editor in Chief
EMS providers are exposed to a variety of infectious diseases, on a daily basis. It would make sense that we should treat the back of our ambulances as rolling patient examination rooms, and take the time and care to clean them after every patient contact. After all, they do that in emergency departments, right? Unfortunately, most of us don’t do much more than a cursory cleaning, even after a messy call. We need to do more
Everyday EMS
Ask a simple question during an in-between moment
By Greg Friese, EMS1 Columnist
A single question can unlock memories that will distract your patient from their current pain — and fill your day. During the holiday season, you might ask patients questions like: What's your favorite Christmas memory?
Introducing the Slishman Traction Splint
Save $100 on the purchase of a Slishman Traction Splint when you trade in your current traction splint, any model in any condition. Limit one credit per agency.
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ECG Training 101
ECG Interpretation: Atrio-Ventricular Block
 Today we'll discuss how to interpret an atrioventricular, or AV block, from an ECG. Watch the video
Save Your Back, Use the Elevator
The WauK™ Board's one-of-a-kind, patented design adds the functionality of a dolly to a conventional backboard, allowing a first responder to extract an immobilized patient from tight, restricted spaces without back injury to the first responder.
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The Question
What does it feel like to be a 911 dispatcher?
A question posted recently on Quora asked, “What does it feel like to be a 911 dispatcher?” Logan Hendrickson, an emergency medical dispatcher, gave his opinion on the topic below. Check it out and add your own thoughts in the comments. Dealing with the stress
EMS1 Video
Expensive stretchers targeted by thieves
Thieves have struck six cities in Texas, stealing stretchers worth more than $10,000 each.
Ambulance called to scene of theater collapse
Footage captures the London Ambulance Service as they are called to help treat the injured in the Apolllo Theatre ceiling collapse in London.
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