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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
Managing high-risk/difficult refusals with the FEARS mnemonic
13,400 people were killed in DUI crashes in 2021, costing $280 billion in medical expenses, lost wages and loss of quality of life
A suspected intoxicated driver fought with Bethlehem Township EMS personnel, law enforcement officers in the back of an ambulance
A New Kensington Ambulance Service paramedic was punched in the eye and the ED staff were threatened
The man admitted he was “too drunk to drive” and later had his license suspended for 45 days
The paramedics were treated at Saint Barnabas Hospital for pain and swelling to the face and for a bite wound
Two of the providers were cited for allegedly witnessing the incident and not preventing or reporting it
EMS incident data also showed a slight increase in incidents involving alcohol in May
Colorado’s public health department is conducting an investigation on the use of ketamine to sedate a man during a police altercation
The man is also accused of ramming his car into a smoke shop earlier to steal the nitrous oxide cartridges
The driver of the ambulance was pinned in the vehicle as a result of the crash and extricated by first responders
Indianapolis EMS officials said out of the 63 people transported to the hospital for scooter injuries, 19 of them were intoxicated