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When the conditions are ripe, the distinction between intoxication and a diabetic emergency can easily be blurred
Keep the following tips in mind when you encounter a patient who went out of his/her way to overindulge this holiday
Chief David Lewis and Kyle Gaines join the podcast to discuss a successful MIH initiative getting patients to treatment counselors
Paramedic in Coveralls Using Tablet Computer to Check the Diagnosis for the Injured Patient on the Way to Hospital. Emergency Medical Care Assistants Puts a Ventilation Mask in an Ambulance.
COVID-19 pandemic increased substance use, burnout among first responders, study finds
The study investigated how burnout influenced the relationships between work stress, workplace support measures, COVID-specific assistance strategies and potentially harmful substance use
Two paramedics and two EMTs were allegedly drunk during a retirement party at their Bronx station
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The Multnomah County study will research a round-the-clock facility for people suffering from mental illness and substance abuse
Alcohol-related EMS calls fell in nearby Chelsea, which had a half-year restriction
The University of Massachusetts is warning about “blackout rage gallons,” or “BORGs,” use among college kids, as seen on the app
The Waterville firefighter resigned after being put on leave, citing personal reasons
The department dismissed Dakota Ibrahim and suspended Joseph Schultz; Leonardo Guerrero died after being strapped to a stretcher in an ambulance
Lisa Sillins, 55, was crossing the street to the employee parking lot when she was struck by a driver reportedly under the influence
25.1% of the drivers tested positive for THC, and nearly 20% had blood-alcohol levels beyond legal limits
One of the key risk factors for alcohol abuse is post-traumatic stress, something many first responders struggle with
The rate of deaths directly attributed to alcohol rose nearly 30% in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic and had been increasing in the prior two decades