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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 ...


Car crash before EMS graduation shows dedication in a dress

- 05/27/2014

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 ...


Clinical scenario: Resuscitation at a nursing home

- 05/22/2014

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. The ...


Man rescued from burning building flips off medics

- 05/12/2014

At first he's cheering while on the stretcher, then he turns and gives a paramedic the bird


How useful is the medical history of a patient during medical emergencies?

- 05/12/2014

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 ...


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