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Master your downtime for long-term EMS career success

- 02/05/2016

Every major step and accomplishment in my EMS career began while sitting in the front seat of an ambulance or at a desk in the station. I learned to master my downtime from the medics I shared ...


Man sentenced to 6 years in prison for attacking medic

- 02/04/2016

CHICAGO — A man was sentenced to six years in prison after he bit a paramedic and injured a firefighter in 2014. Pinder received a six-year sentence and a five-year one on two felony ...


The first time I saw a patient exhale her last breath

- 02/04/2016

By Kevin Hazzard I did nothing to save the first person who died in front of me. I simply stood watch and let her go. She was old and white and wasting away in a nursing home. Her death was ...


Naloxone reversal: Turning helpers into haters

- 02/03/2016

Few things have caused as much recent conversation in EMS as the use of naloxone (Narcan). This lifesaving medication is quickly losing its wonder drug status and many EMS providers now view ...


Paramedic musician streams concert from EMS station

- 02/03/2016

ATLANTA — Paramedic and singer/songwriter Derek Andrew streamed an impromptu concert from his EMS station for the Facebook fans of his country and southern rock style of singing and guitar ...


A day in the life with Poland paramedics

- 02/03/2016

Follow unit #30 crew paramedics from Wroclaw, Poland, for 24 hours in this 3-minute video.


Soccer superstar David Beckham buys hot drinks for medic and patient

- 02/02/2016

LONDON — Paramedic Catherine Maynard was called to an elderly man who had fallen in the street when she spotted David Beckham, the former Manchester United, England and LA Galaxy midfielder. "I ...


Paramedic develops app to assist in crisis care

- 02/01/2016

By Jennifer Rios Broomfield Enterprise BROOMFIELD, Colo. — Minutes count in the time between ambulance sirens sound and when patients are wheeled into emergency rooms — a maxim ...


Arkansas medic only manages to semi-retire from EMS

- 01/30/2016

When paramedic Sharon King decided to leave EMS in December 2014, she knew it wouldn’t be easy to end her 35-year career. "It’s hard to completely break away from that life," ...


Medics beat blizzard to make transplant happen

- 01/27/2016

By Michael Balsamo Associated Press STONY BROOK, N.Y. — Melanie Chirichella had been waiting a year and a half for a kidney transplant when she finally got the call from her doctors ...


Stabbed on duty: A medic's lessons learned on the long road back

- 01/24/2016

Leaning against a trolley stop railing, unable to take a breath and sensing the blood running down his back, firefighter/paramedic Ben Vernon felt anger begin to boil up inside. He had just been ...


Oldest paramedic to work at Ground Zero dies at 93

- 01/22/2016

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Benjamin Franklin Jones, the oldest paramedic to work at Ground Zero following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, died Jan. 14. He was 93 years old. Jones became a paramedic ...


Fla. medic arrested for stealing narcotics from ambulance

- 01/21/2016

NAPLES, Fla. — A Collier County paramedic told police he stole Dilaudid from an ambulance to kill himself. Andrew Seager, 34, is on unpaid leave, facing grand theft charges, Wink News ...


Jamie Foxx, off-duty medic rescue driver from burning vehicle

- 01/20/2016

The off-duty paramedic helped extricate the driver using trauma shears he was carrying while driving by the crash scene.


Jamie Foxx, off-duty medic rescue driver from burning vehicle

- 01/20/2016

Associated Press THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx has played super villains and antiheroes on screen. The role of super hero he apparently saved for real life. Foxx ...


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