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5 healthy on-the-go meal for medics
Video: How to talk to the patient's family
March 13, 2014
Featured News
7 dead after gas blast destroys NYC buildings Car plows through crowd at Texas festival D.C. cop not mad at long ambulance wait
Today's Top Stories:
Medic who developed triage tagging system dies: Tag system to prioritize treatment became a nationwide program
911 tapes: Confusion in NJ condo complex explosion: Many called to report houses blowing up in front of them
Medic injects Tenecteplase in life-saving moment: Saved a heart attack victim who 'died' four times
2 EMTs injured after ambulance overturns on interstate
Detroit medic charged with assault of person under 13
Ga. rejects city naming itself as 'sole' EMS provider
Girl, 9, hospitalized after neck gets stuck in car window
Toddlers pulled from pool, hospitalized
Vicious housecat traps Ore. couple who call 911
News Analysis:
3 things yesterday's 2 MCIs can teach medics
By Arthur Hsieh, EMS1 Advisor
The New York building explosions, followed by a Texas driver who plowed through a crowd, are good reminders to always be prepared. Having two high-profile EMS incidents occur within a few hours of each other serves as a somber reminder of being able to respond effectively when the community needs our services the most. Here's what we can learn
First in Fitness
5 healthy on-the-go meals for medics
By Bryan Fass, EMS1 Columnist
While cooking meals in advance takes some planning, you'll be able to eat well, save money and control yourself from high-sugar and low-health foods that are pervasive in our world. Nutrition isn't that complicated! Let's get cooking
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Remember 2 Things
How to talk to the patient's family
 Steve Whitehead explains how simply turning to a family member and asking "Do you have any questions for us" can help the entire scene go smoothly. Watch the video
emsCharts SyncPad – Now Available on the App Store!
Simple and intuitive, the iPad can now be used as your tool of choice to collect mobile patient data for your emsCharts system. emsCharts has collaborated with SyncPad, LLC for this easy-to-use data collection tool delivered as an offline iOS app for your iPad or iPad mini.
Get to Know SyncPad
Everyday EMS Products
LED lights to cut down on calls for falls
By Greg Friese, EMS1 Columnist
Motion-sensing night lights are an inexpensive solution to improve lighting in the home of any patient at risk of a fall. Your department could begin handing out lights for at-risk patients to dramatically reduce the number of fall-assist responses. 4 options
EMS1 Video
Russian ambulance almost hits kid
The ambulance swerves and narrowly misses a child running across the street.
Dad delivers daughter with help from dispatcher
A dispatcher talked him through it as his wife gave birth on the bathroom floor of their home.
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