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Clinical scenario: Dispatched for an accident at a restaurant

- 01/21/2015

“Engine 2641, I show you responding to the Sunrise Café at 126 1st Ave. The caller reports that a cook in the kitchen area has burned himself on a flat top grill.” Based ...


Remember 2 Things: Caring for airway burns and managing swelling

- 01/21/2015

Steve Whitehead reminds us to remember to remove all the patient's jewelry before swelling starts, and that any facial burn is an airway burn, unless proven otherwise


Mo. medic, ER doctor accused of turning away drunk patient

- 01/12/2015

MONETT, Mo. — A paramedic and emergency physician are under fire after accusations they refused proper treatment to a patient who was intoxicated. According to a report filed by Deputy ...


Quick Clip: How to put the person back into the patient assessment

- 01/08/2015

Download this quick clip on iTunes, SoundCloud or via RSS feed In this weeks’ Inside EMS Quick Clip, hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson discuss whether EMS, and health care ...


EMTs on house calls can bring the patient’s story to the ED

- 01/05/2015

The people whose paths cross mine are what make this career so satisfying. Seeing where and how they live gives me a better understanding of who they are, and what they need from me. If I can ...


S.D. medics have latest tools for patient monitoring and treatment

- 01/05/2015

By Elisa Sand American News ABERDEEN, S.D. — In the constantly evolving field of emergency medical services, Aberdeen Fire and Rescue is always looking for the latest tool to help improve ...


Clinical scenario: Dispatched for a sick teenager

- 12/17/2014

The tones at your station sound while you and your partner are checking out your vehicle in the morning. As you come up on the air and go en-route, dispatch provides the following update: “Rescue ...


Ohio EMS handles Ebola scare well

- 11/24/2014

By Misti Crane The Columbus Dispatch COLUMBUS, Ohio — Yesterday’s Ebola scare — which ended with a flu diagnosis for two young North Side sisters — left those charged ...


Girl dead of meningitis, medic smoked instead of calling ambulance

- 11/12/2014

DERSINGHAM, U.K. — A girl died of meningitis after a medic took 41 minutes to call an ambulance, smoking a cigarette as her condition worsened. Stephanie Bussey, 13, collapsed at home ...


Clinical scenario: College student found unresponsive

- 11/11/2014

After clearing the hospital following a transfer, you are advised by dispatch to respond Priority 1 to the local university campus for a report of a male who was found unresponsive in the library. While ...


Slideshow: A day in the life of an air ambulance crew

- 11/09/2014

By John A. Harris EMS1 Contributor From patient transfers to vehicle crashes, from weather disasters to industrial accidents, never knowing what each day will bring is one of the lures of ...


Ga. EMT honored for response to man struck by lightning

- 10/20/2014

By Jim West The Albany Herald ALBANY, Ga. — The Exchange Club of Albany recently honored two members of the community’s public safety community, each credited with helping to ...


Medic discusses blood analysis on board helicopter

- 10/14/2014

A supervisor from Indiana University’s Health LifeLine highlights features of their Eurocopter 145


Patient killed after bolting from ambulance into traffic

- 10/08/2014

The Associated Press SAN ANTONIO — A patient who fled from a San Antonio psychiatric hospital as medical officials were trying to load him into an ambulance has been killed when he ran ...


How EMS can change its approach to acute coronary syndromes

- 10/02/2014

One of the primary reasons for the development of modern prehospital care was the need to deliver prompt emergency care to patients who experienced sudden cardiac conditions such as myocardial ...


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