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Family of man who died while restrained on stretcher gets $875K

- 04/24/2015

The Associated Press MILLVILLE, N.J. — The family of a southern New Jersey man who died of asphyxiation after emergency responders restrained him has won an $875,000 settlement. Their ...


FDA approves powdered alcohol; Ohio may ban it

- 04/08/2015

The federal agency had approved the product — brand name Palcohol — for sale last spring but rescinded the approval saying it had been made in error


What ‘Palcohol’ legalization means for EMS providers

- 04/08/2015

Palcohol – powdered alcohol – was recently approved for sale in the U.S. Since liquid alcohol remains relatively cheap and easy to consume it remains unclear why someone looking ...


FDA approves powdered alcohol; Ohio may ban it

- 04/08/2015

By Maria DeVito The Columbus Dispatch COLUMBUS, Ohio — While powered alcohol was approved for sale by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau yesterday, lawmakers in Ohio are trying ...


What Would You Do?: The drunk guy is drunk again — or is he?

- 04/08/2015

Steve Whitehead and Dr. David Tan discuss a possible response to a call for a drunk man that EMS has responded to many times before. But this time you notice the left side of his face is drooping ...


Clinical solution: An eye injury at a structure fire

- 03/24/2015

Eye injuries can occur as the result of many causes, though foreign body is a particularly common mechanism. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 25,290 eye injuries occurred on the job ...


Paramedics assaulted twice on the same call

- 03/23/2015

OTTAWA — A Canadian paramedic crew, assaulted twice during an early morning call for service, doesn't expect charges to be brought against the assailants. The crew was called to ...


Clinical scenario: An eye injury during a structure fire

- 03/18/2015

“Medic 107, Engine 102. We have a firefighter complaining of eye pain and blurred vision which started during overhaul.” As you pull up to the designated rehab area for the incident, ...


Why we need critical thinking for scene assessments

- 03/11/2015

Recently, a Milwaukee television station investigated a call where a patient waited 31 minutes after calling 911, while the ambulance staged down the street. Police, sent to “secure” ...


Ind. paramedics equipped with portable ultrasound

- 03/10/2015

Carmel Fire Department is first in state to purchase 'exciting technology'


Ind. paramedics equipped with portable ultrasound

- 03/10/2015

By Drew Smith The Indy Channel CARMEL, Ind. — Paramedics and EMTs in Carmel will become the first in Indiana to use a unique, new tool. The Carmel Fire Department will start using ...


3 innovative products showcased at EMS Today

- 03/05/2015

By Jamie Davis I have been attending EMS Today since got started in EMS, and the conference has provided me an opportunity to attend informative educational sessions and to see what new tools ...


Family: EMT stormed out of house, left stroke patient on floor

- 03/03/2015

They filed a complaint with Rural/Metro, saying EMT got angry when asked to transport a man to the hospital and sat in the ambulance until his partner brought him back into the home


Family: EMT stormed out of house, left stroke patient on floor

- 03/03/2015

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The family of a man with Cerebral Palsy who suffered a stroke accused a responding Rural/Metro EMT of getting angry and storming out of the house, leaving the patient on ...


Quick Take: Surfing the capnography waveform

- 02/26/2015

Surfing the Capnography Waveform, presented by Jon Puryear at EMS Today 2015 in Baltimore, Md. taught the basics of capnography and gave student hands-on opportunities with Phillips Heartstart ...


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