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EMS1 Newsletter: TB Scare Shakes Up Chicago Health Care
EMS1 eNews • Vol. 163 April 14, 2009
Dear EMS1 Member,
Submissions for the 2009 Excellence in EMS writing contest have been pouring in. Make sure you don't miss out on this great opportunity to get your work published online — as well as a chance to win a $200 gift card!
We are looking for a short, original piece that exemplifies this year's EMS Week theme, ''A Proud Partner in Your Community.'' Tell us a story about how your department gave back to the community, or how your community inspires you as an EMS provider.
The deadline is April 20, so put your writer's cap on! Visit the 2009 Excellence in EMS page for full submission details.
— Maveric Vu, EMS1 News Editor
Early tests negative in Chicago tuberculosis scare
Early test results for close associates of a doctor-in-training infected with tuberculosis have been negative, health authorities said Monday.
About 10 close contacts of a 26-year-old female pediatric resident who tested positive for TB last week have undergone screening, according to health officials. The contacts include relatives, friends and hospital colleagues who worked in close proximity to her. Full Story
Paramedics stand in the emergency unit of a hospital set up in a tent-camp, in L'Aquila, central Italy, Tuesday. More than 100 tent cities have been built after the quake killed 294 people and displaced another 55,000. (AP Photo/Sandro Perozzi)
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Record Intubations with the new Glidescope Ranger Video Laryngoscope
The GlideScope® DVR (Digital Video Recorder) is designed to record intubations performed with GlideScope® Ranger video laryngoscopes. The GlideScope® DVR creates a digital record of endotracheal tube placement and can be used as a valuable teaching tool. Files may be transferred via SD memory card to a PC for review.
In the 30 years I have been teaching CPR, this is by far the biggest thing to remove that fear in the lay person’s head. If all they have to do is push hard/push fast, they will jump right on it most of the time.
If this had happened to my dog, I would hope for that kind of care. People have to realize that dogs are members of the family as well.