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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 ...

Remember 2 Things: When to give patients control, and when to take charge

- 06/26/2014

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

Expert: N.J. 'best destination' for brain dead patients

- 06/22/2014

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 ...

Expert: New Jersey 'best destination' for brain dead patients

- 06/20/2014

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

An open letter to a medic who hesitated

- 06/19/2014

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 ...

Woman’s selfie video of stroke proves symptoms to doctors

- 06/18/2014

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

Woman’s selfie video of stroke proves symptoms to doctors

- 06/18/2014

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 ...

Mo. policy eliminates long spine board mandate

- 06/16/2014

Sue Sterling The Daily Star-Journal WARRENSBURG, Mo. — Johnson County Ambulance District will implement new procedures July 1 for handling patients with suspected spinal injuries, Chief ...

Woman having heart attack forced to call own ambulance at walk-in center

- 06/16/2014

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 ...

Remember 2 Things: How to access pregnant mothers with abdominal trauma

- 06/12/2014

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

Ambulance transporting patient stops to pick up hitchhikers

- 06/11/2014

BBC 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 ...

I was grateful for tape and dirty laundry for a c-spine on Thanksgiving

- 05/27/2014

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 ...

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