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Real-world data of high-dose naloxone administration by law enforcement officers found no added benefit to opioid overdose patients
Gaining patients’ confidence can be achieved by deliberate actions, like connecting with caregivers, as well as small subtleties, like body language and facial expressions
Establishing clear policies, protocols and building trust: PCHD EMS shares their body-worn cameras implementation journey
Colorado Springs Paramedic Nicholas Fisher tackled Dizmang and placed him in a headlock
A rope rescue system was used to raise a Fontana woman from an old septic tank 25 feet below the ground
Milwaukee aldermen are requesting ambulance companies make it a policy to get out of the rig and look for patients
The Phoenix Fire Department is investigating the death of a patient reportedly dropped by firefighters.
PG&E had to secure power lines before Santa Clara County firefighters could begin extricating the patient
Is it the providers’ responsibility to stay until the patient can be located? If not, how long is long enough?
After Joey Zeman fell on the ice, he found his pliers in an odd place
Check your knowledge of carbon monoxide poisoning causes, symptoms and protective strategies on scene
Coroner’s staff arrived after the Springfield Township paramedics left the scene and found the woman trying to breathe
The red flags and steps to take to make the scene safer for yourself, other responders and the patients
Two of the four patients were pinned inside the car after they tried to go around a railroad crossing in Harvey
Washington lawmakers follow other states pushing for reform in restraint techniques after the in-custody death of Manuel Ellis