The next time you’re in a disagreement with a patient it can ease their anxiety if they have the authority to take control, but if you have that control then be sure to take charge
By David DeBolt
Contra Costa Times
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — If Jahi McMath is in fact at a New Jersey hospital, as one TV news station reported this week, the 13-year-old Oakland girl ...
New Jersey is the only state with a law requiring hospitals to accommodate brain dead patients who belong to a religion that does not accept the diagnosis as a final verdict for death
I knew what you wanted to talk about when I saw your number on my caller ID. I’d heard about your call, of course.
Grapevines being what they are, I declined to offer my opinion until ...
Doctors said her symptoms were stress related, until she returned with a recording of herself describing the numbness and slurred speech as it was happening
TORONTO — Stacey Yepes, 49, was watching TV when all of a sudden she lost feeling in her entire left side and her speech became slurred for about 10 minutes.
She decided to go to the ...
The Daily Star-Journal
WARRENSBURG, Mo. — Johnson County Ambulance District will implement new procedures July 1 for handling patients with suspected spinal injuries, Chief ...
The Shield's Gazette
JARROW, England — A family have hit out after claiming a grandmother was left to call for her own ambulance as she suffered a heart attack.
Loved ones of ...
EMS columnist Steve Whitehead discusses the importance of not ruling out fetal trauma, and reminds us pregnant mothers can lose a lot of blood without showing any symptoms
CORNWALL, England — An ambulance crew taking a man to hospital stopped to pick up two hitchhikers on route.
The crew carrying 60-year-old blood-clot patient Glenn Buscombe stopped ...
By Dana McDonald
It was Thanksgiving, and I had chosen to do my ER clinical for EMT-B school that day. Don't ask me why. I guess I figured, if I was going to pursue a career in EMS I ...
By Amanda Posey
I am a volunteer first responder who just completed my EMT basic class at Aiken Technical College.
My best off-duty save happened the day we graduated. I was en route to ...
At 0700 hours just after completing shift change, you are dispatched to a skilled nursing facility in a rural part of your district for a report of a 75-year-old resident with shortness of breath.
At first he's cheering while on the stretcher, then he turns and gives a paramedic the bird
It's extremely useful. It may point to the underlying cause of the symptoms visible to the medical responders; it may warn them of potential complications which informs their decisions on ...