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Prehospital advanced life support really necessary?
We don't give oxygen to everybody!
January 16, 2014
Featured News
Ambo collision kills former Ky. fire chief Video: Helmet cam shows Asiana victim on ground Veteran medic looking for kidney donor
Today's Top Stories:
Ark. EMS director injured in collision: Struck by a woman who fell asleep behind the wheel of her vehicle
Dispatchers fired for broadcasting Christmas message: Aired a message about the birth and death of Jesus Christ
Listen: Wife questions response time in fatal carjacking: 911 call shows panic as woman waits 18 minutes for ambulance
Teacher disarmed N.M. student shooter; 'blood everywhere' when 2 shot
Alaska EMTs petition cap on 30-hour workweek
NY EMT hurt when bullet shatters ambulance window
Stray bullet kills 5-year-old eating breakfast
Brother, sister die after getting trapped in hope chest
Cyclist treated for 7-week erection after bike accident
News Analysis:
5 triage lessons learned from the Boston Marathon Bombing
By Art Hsieh, EMS1 Advisor
At the 117th running of the Boston Marathon, on-scene medical professionals were prepared to handle the usual influx of runner and bystander injuries. But for the physicians who were part of the medical team that day, the double bombing that occurred dramatically changed not just the tenor of the event itself, but also how patients were evaluated and treated immediately after the incident began. Being overly prepared is good
The Question
Is prehospital advanced life support really necessary?
By EMS1 Staff
A question posted recently on Quora asked, "Is prehospital advanced life support really necessary?" The question pointed to two studies that have raised doubts about ALS in EMS. Paramedic Anderson Moorer gave his opinion on the topic. Everything vs. nothing
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Clinical Corner
We don't give oxygen to everybody!
 Jon Puryear focuses on the 2010 American Heart Association oxygen administration guidelines. Watch the video
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Everyday EMS
Too good to be true: Online recertification
By Greg Friese, EMS1 Columnist
The benefits of online education for EMTs and paramedics are being slipped into slick advertising for online recertification courses. Many of these courses promise to save you time and money, without needing a skills test! You're being scammed
EMS1 Video
Chicago EMS speaks out against patient assaults
There's an incident at least once a day where a paramedic or EMT is attacked by a patient.
Golden Retriever imitates ambulance siren
After hearing an ambulance go by, this dog does a remarkable imitation.
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