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Engage your participants in pediatric resuscitation protocols, equipment and patient assessment
The Independence Day holiday can increase the number of intoxicated patients and bystanders you’re likely to encounter on your shift so be careful out there
How communities are saving lives by understanding where and when overdoses occur
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Fentanyl accounted for 79% of overdose deaths in 2023
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Spokane Mayor Lisa Brown’s move will add patrols to an area where drug users openly smoke fentanyl
Austin-Travis County EMS personnel responded to at least 65 overdose calls over three days in May
Legislation aims to classify xylazine as a Schedule III drug
Steve Whitehead tells you everything you need to know to keep yourself safe from accidental fentanyl exposure
Antoinette Finau served as an emergency services dispatcher with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office for nearly 3 years
Here’s an overview of what naloxone is and how responders are helping curb the opioid epidemic
Cover how to identify drug abuse vs. an opioid overdose, as well as drug administration routes and potential complications
A lack of accurate data tracking led LogRX CEO and Founder Clive Savacool to redefine what pharmacology accountability looks like for street-level medics
Austin-Travis County EMS Assistant Chief Steve White said at least 65 people were treated between Monday and Wednesday
DEA proposal would make marijuana a Schedule III drug but not make it legal for recreational use
CalRx’s Naloxone Access Initiative will purchase 3.2M twin packs of the drug at half the market price
Data on deaths related to methamphetamine and synthetic opioids show a sudden increase
Paramedics placed a backboard on the victim and an officer sat on it while they tried to restrain him
Overdose kits have been distributed to first responders in 11 communities in Hampden County
Santa Ana officials say needles littered the area and threatened quality of life
Grants distributed over the next two years will be used by first responders in communities with high overdose rates
Ocala Fire Captain Jesse Blaire was skeptical about the benefits of buprenorphine
Consider adding these often-encountered patients to your EMT or paramedic class’s patient assessment drills or high-fidelity patient simulations
Two Springfield Township medics have been fired; the fire chief and assistant chief remain on leave
The new law makes so-called personal use possession a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail
Ohio plans to use the data to strategize allocations of resources, including treatment referrals and the distribution of fentanyl test strips and free naloxone
Declaring the fentanyl crisis a countywide emergency would allow Whatcom County leaders to bypass certain limits on hiring and spending
Once the center of the nation’s opioid epidemic, Huntington faces carfentanil, tranq and other drugs mixed with stimulants