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A 13-step action plan to provide compassionate and effective care while navigating the evolving legal landscape
Jennifer Dantzler, director of the Including Kids Autism Center, joins the podcast to share how EMS can better care for and communicate with patients with autism
Go back to the basics with a thorough understanding of pediatric appearance, breathing and circulation warning signs, and the cardinal rule of pediatric assessment
Judges affirmed that in the case against the Southfield EMTs in the death of Timesha Beauchamp, the estate failed to prove a constitutional violation
Muskegon County’s “Yellow Dot” program will allow first responders to render needed treatment more quickly after a crash or medical emergency
Michigan authorities say the medics involved in the case of Timesha Beauchamp, who was wrongly declared dead in August and died in a hospital in October, must pass a national exam to regain their licenses
Ben’s Blue Bags are named after Ben Kodicek, 6, who served as the inspiration for project
According to her family’s attorney, Timesha Beauchamp, 20, died in the hospital due to brain damage suffered in the August incident
Panelists shared their expertise in working with exceptional patients and discussed strategies and procedures that aid in creating a successful interaction for all involved
The Atlantic County Special Needs Registry seeks to ensure first responders can prepare to care appropriately for a person with special needs
The employee said Timesha Beauchamp was breathing and her tongue was moving when she was found alive after being declared dead
State regulators’ account in the case of a woman who was found alive at a funeral home differs from what Southfield’s fire chief said in a news conference last week
Southfield Fire Chief Johnny Menifee said Wednesday the four providers “feel terrible” and disputed claims that first responders placed the woman in a body bag
Pro Med EMT Amber Horton, whose son has autism, developed the kits to help keep patients calm and help them communicate with crewmembers
More than 30 first responders participated in a course to learn the basics of communicating with deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals