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The red flags and steps to take to make the scene safer for yourself, other responders and the patients
If you don’t know that prone positioning can cause great bodily harm or death in some patients, you don’t belong in EMS
Learn what the guidelines say about titration, selecting a sedation agent and monitoring sedation
How to protect yourself and your patients, and take action
Homeless Health Care Los Angeles teams carry oxygen, along with naloxone, to reverse the effects of opioid overdose
Madelene Smith’s suit says firefighters told her to drive her husband, Hugh Max Smith Jr., who later died after suffering a brain injury from a lack of oxygen
The woman fainted in the plane’s aisle, but the EMS provider stabilized her condition
Exploring the limitations of lung auscultation and pulse oximetry
A 91-year-old patient died and a 36-year-old paramedic was severely injured when flames engulfed the back of the ambulance in a hospital parking lot
Fire experts said an electrical problem may have caused a spark
The Bicycle Emergency Response Team is engaging the community, while providing quick response to difficult-to-access venues
The disparity caused patients of color to receive less supplemental oxygen compared with white patients
It’s not all about breathing rates: hypercapnia risk factors and complications
Caring for patients with ventricular assist devices in EMS
TBI risk factors, managing patient refusals and oxygenation tips for treating head injuries