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LifeFlight helicopter carrying patient makes emergency landing–
The helicopter landed safely in a field in Maine after experiencing mechanical problems
8 fall prevention tips for EMS providers to share with friends, family, and patients–
Injury prevention, especially of geriatric falls, is an important responsibility for EMS providers "I have fallen and I can't get up" was the Snuggie™ equivalent infomercial of my childhood. Day an...
New seat belts allow medics to tend to patients, stay safe–
Too many medics don’t use seat belts because they interfere with patient care, but one company is working to change that
Holiday safety tips for EMS providers to share with friends and family–
Today, as I watched and chased my children and their cousins (four kids with ages ranging from 2- to 5-years old) around the house – inside and out – I was reminded of the importance of many holida...
5 questions you should ask about your mobile devices–
Securing data in an EMS environment is critical to avoiding breaches of patient information and triggering mandatory reporting
Ore. paramedics receive defense training after increased attacks– 1
A rash of assaults on paramedics in Portland has lead the city's 911 contract to mandate defense training for more than 500 employees
Watch: FDNY fights back with PSA about paramedic, EMT assaults– 3
The PSA, which was created nearly a month after an EMT was viciously attacked, talks about the consequences of assaulting EMS personnel
Fireworks aimed at London ambulance on way to an emergency–
The London Ambulance Service tweeted that there were no patients in the ambulance, but that endangering the crew was "unacceptable"
Air Methods Corp. facing lawsuit over alleged helicopter safety issue–
The lawsuit claims an Air Methods helicopter went on 51 flights after the company was notified by the FAA that the copter's pitot tubes were "severely corroded"
Why all EMS providers should be pre-planning hospital evacuations– 1
Pre-plan, build, and stock equipment that can serve as a future ambulance and specialty vehicle in the event of emergency evacuation
Should law enforcement be securing patients before naloxone is administered?– 1
Using restraints to protect a patient from harming themselves or providers is not new to EMS, but the circumstances are
Halloween: Is it the most dangerous day for kids?–
Analysis of the 56 million ePCR records in the NEMSIS national dataset shows days with the most traumatic pediatric cardiac arrests in 2013 and 2014
Tips and tricks for a safe Halloween–
Share this advice with your communities to increase the potential of great childhood memories and reduce the possibility of tragedy this Halloween
It’s time for EMS-police dialogue, cooperation after L.A. EMT arrest– 4
This unfortunate incident is an opportunity to educate law enforcement partners on things like patient restraint, scene safety and policy
Rapid Response: What we must learn from the FDNY EMT brutally beaten by a patient–
Training and experience are instrumental to keeping EMTs, paramedics safe from violent attacks
Miss. medical center partnership equips EMS with DrFirst’s Backline medication technology–
First responders at King’s Daughters Medical Center are able to scan a patient’s driver’s license using Backline and access six months of patient medication history
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