By Drew Johnson
With drug abuse, access matters. EMS providers often have direct access to powerful narcotics and this access, combined with a high-stress job, can lead some to find solace through chemicals. Products such as MedixSafe help prevent that from happening. Unlike old systems of drug security — which often consist of no more than a locked cabinet — the device offers both security and accountability. Creates an 'audit trail'
The need to take all the physiological data we now have available and transmit it to the ER is a big issue for EMS. Now, somebody has finally done something about it, and produced a new potential solution for field medical data collection and transmission.
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Driver simulators enhance emergency response training
By Jamie Thompson
One of the most dangerous situations for any public safety worker to be in is responding to — or returning from — incidents. Aggregated data shows at least 67 EMS providers were killed in ground transportation-related events over a six-year period from 1992. It highlights the need for a more proactive stance toward improving response safety to help reduce the risk. Range of simulation packages
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Boston EMS modifies ambulance for obese patients
Boston's ambulance service has modified one of its vehicles so it can handle the increasing number of obese patients that require transportation. Officials say Boston Emergency Medical Services has to take up to four patients weighing at least 450 pounds to area hospitals per week. 'Safer for medics'