Experimental Test May Quickly Diagnose Sepsis
Microelectrode device analyzes a patient's blood, provides results in as quickly as 2.5 minutes (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 21, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Surgery, Urology, Institutional, Source Type: news

D.C. Ambulance Policy Denies Hospital Transport for Some Patients
WASHINGTON (ABC7) — Under a new policy starting on March 1, DC ambulance crews might not take some patients to a hospital but will refer them to a clinic. DC Fire and EMS Chief Gregory Dean says most of the people his crews have been taking to hospitals don’t really need urgent emergency services. And he says Lyft drivers will take patients with Medicaid to one of 21 clinics DC has designated for less urgent cases before later taking the patients back home.   (Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News)
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Mobile Integrated Healthcare Source Type: news

UCLA ’s Johnese Spisso named one of top women leaders by Modern Healthcare magazine
Johnese Spisso, president of UCLA Health and CEO of UCLA Hospital System, was honored by Modern Healthcare as one of 2019 ’s Top 25 Women Leaders. The program recognizes leading female health care executives who are influencing policy and care delivery models across the country.“This is a remarkable honor, one I am pleased to share with so many inspiring women,” said Spisso, who is also associate vice chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences. “Closing the leadership gap, whether in health care or any area, is gaining momentum for women across our nation.”A nationally recognized academic health care ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 20, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Hiker Recalls Being Stuck in Quicksand in Utah Park
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man who was stranded for hours in frigid weather with his leg sunk up to the knee in quicksand at a creek in Utah's Zion National Park said Tuesday that he feared he would lose his leg and might die because the quicksand's water was so cold. Ryan Osmun, 34, of Mesa, Arizona, told NBC's "Today" show that he hallucinated at one point while waiting several hours alone after his girlfriend Jessika McNeill left him last Saturday to get help. "I thought for sure I would lose my leg," Osmun said. "And then toward the end I thought I wasn't going to make it." Quicksand ca...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Patient Care Operations Source Type: news

Wait times 'unbelievable' at Winnipeg ERs as swamped hospitals open over-capacity beds
Winnipeg hospital emergency rooms have been so busy this week that patients have been diverted away from the Health Sciences Centre, while others continue to face steep wait times. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Winnipeg ERs swamped, hospitals using over-capacity beds
Winnipeg hospital emergency rooms are so busy some patients this week were diverted away from the Health Sciences Centre. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

California Airport Worker Killed when Jet Bridge Tire Explodes
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A worker at Southern California's John Wayne Airport was killed when a large tire from a jet bridge used to connect terminals to aircraft doors exploded during maintenance, officials said Wednesday. Two contract employees were in a workshop disassembling the tire when the explosion happened late Tuesday, said airport spokeswoman Deanne Thompson. The blast set off a fire alarm that summoned airfield rescue crews. "One of the men sustained fatal injuries due to the force of the explosion," Thompson said. He died at the scene. The other worker did not seek treatment. The state's workpl...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Trauma Patient Care News Source Type: news

Worker Missing in Collapse of French Rail Tunnel
PARIS (AP) — French officials in the southeastern region of Provence say a man is missing following the partial collapse of a railway tunnel. The man was one of four construction workers who were renovating the tunnel on Wednesday morning near the Alpine town of Saint-Andre-les-Alpes when part of the structure fell. The regional prefecture said the three other workers are in a state of shock and are being treated. Emergency workers are using sniffer dogs to locate and rescue the missing person. All contents © copyright 2019 Associated Press. All rights reserved. (Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News)
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International News Source Type: news

Man Dies in Portable Toilet Fire at Baltimore Ravens Stadium
BALTIMORE (AP) — Firefighters say a man died in a fire in a portable toilet near the Baltimore Ravens' stadium. News outlets quote Baltimore police as saying the Sunday fire in the parking lot of M&T Bank Stadium didn't appear to be criminal. Baltimore Fire spokeswoman Blair Skinner says a security guard saw a man engulfed in flames running from the burning toilet. By the time medics arrived, the man was dead and two other portable toilets were also ablaze. The man hasn't been identified. It's unclear how long he had been in the toilet. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The stadium wasn't hostin...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

EMS Today 2019: Halton: 'We Owe You a Ticker Tape Parade'
At the EMS Today Opening Ceremonies and Keynote Session on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, Editorial Director Bobby Halton addressed the audience: ALSO: Heightman at EMS Today: 'We Are Complete Responders' “Emergency medical services, interesting turn of words, a lot is packed in there. Emergency medical services …. What those words stand for in personification is you, all of you, medics in a simple firemen’s terms … medics.  Whether you are basic first-aid level, an EMT, an EMT I or P, or advanced, a PA, a nur...
Source: JEMS Operations - February 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Operations EMS Today Source Type: news

EMS Today 2019: Heightman: 'We Are Complete Responders!'
A.J. Heightman, JEMS Editor in Chief and EMS Today Conference Chair, addressed the audience at the EMS Today Opening Ceremony & General Session in National Harbor, Maryland on Wednesday, February 20, 2019: More: Photos from Day 1 of EMS Today “I wear this uniform proudly and in honor of my father, who commanded the Scranton Fire Department Ambulance Division for 36 years. “As a young firefighter, my Dad was required to report to work in his Class A uniform; stand at attention for inspection; and then, when released, change into jeans and a navy-blue T-shirt to return to the apparatus floor and crawl on cree...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care EMS Today Source Type: news

EMS Today 2019: Prince George's County (MD) Chief Barksdale Welcomes Crowd
At EMS Today’s Opening Ceremonies on Wednesday, Prince George’s C.y (MD) Chief Benjamin Barksdale welcomed the crowd. More: Photos from Day 1 of EMS Today | A.J. Heightman: 'We Are Complete Responders' “I am honored to bring you greetings and welcome from County Executive Angela D. Alsobrooks and the nearly one million residents of Prince George’s County, home to the nation’s largest and busiest combined career and volunteer fire/EMS department. “Prince George’s County is also home to the University of Maryland at College Park; NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center; A...
Source: JEMS Operations - February 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Operations EMS Today Source Type: news

EMS Today 2019: EMS 10 Innovators Recognized
At Wednesday’s Opening Ceremonies of EMS Today, JEMS Editor in Chief and EMS Today Conference Chair A.J. Heightman recognized this year’s EMS 10 Innovator of the Year Award winners. Selected by an expert review committee, this year’s winners each distinguished themselves in the field of EMS by developing and implementing innovative projects or concepts that will benefit the EMS community worldwide. In addition, each of the EMS 10 award winners will be profiled in detail on jems.com after EMS Today. The Innovators in EMS are the following: Morgan Anderson, MPH Epidemiologist, ImageTrend Leading the CrewCar...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care EMS Today Source Type: news

EMS Today 2019: James O. Page, John P. Pryor Awards Presented
During the EMS Today Opening Ceremonies & General Session on Wednesday, February 20, JEMS Editor in Chief A.J. Heightman, Executive Editor Mike McEvoy, and CEO of Hartwell Medical Gary R Williams presented the EMS Today annual awards. The awards were sponsored this year by Hartwell Medical. ALSO: Photos from Day 1 of EMS Today The first award was the 2019 James O. Page Leadership Award. It encourages EMS personnel and EMS agencies to deliver quality service, gain the respect of their colleagues in the field of EMS, and fight to do what’s in the best interest of patient care. The award recognizes an indi...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care EMS Today Source Type: news

Rescuers Search for Skiers Caught in Avalanche at Swiss Resort
GENEVA (AP) — An afternoon avalanche swept up skiers as it rumbled across a slope at a popular Swiss Alps ski resort Tuesday, sparking a hurried search that rescued four people and extended into the night for others who might still be buried, authorities said. Nearly 250 rescue workers, medical team members, police officers and military personnel backed by eight helicopters and a dozen search dogs were deployed after the avalanche on Plaine Morte, a mountain in the town of Crans-Montana, officials said. One person was in critical condition after being extracted from the chunky snow that spilled over the Kandahar ski ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Operations Source Type: news

EMS10: Innovators in EMS Award Winners Announced at EMS Today 2019
The winners of this year’s EMS10: Innovators in EMS awards were announced by JEMS Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman on Wednesday morning, Feb. 20, at an exclusive breakfast, hosted as part of EMS Today 2019 in National Harbor, Maryland, and sponsored by Stryker. A panel of professional EMS colleagues and peers selected the distinguished winners, who each displayed initiative, creative thinking, action-orientation and a desire to positively impact EMS, patients and their communities in the previous year. The winners of the 2018 EMS10: Innovators in EMS awards are: Morgan K. Anderson, MPH Epidemiologist, ...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - February 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ryan Kelley, NREMT Tags: EMS Today Conference Top Story Exclusive Articles Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Top 5 NATIONAL EMERGENCIES that should be declared NOW, in addition to a U.S. southern border wall
(Natural News) It’s funny how Americans have their priorities so screwed up by the media that hardly a soul is focused on what matters most — our health. Sure, we all need to be safe from criminals, terrorists, liberal extremists, and the Clintons, but none of that really matters in the long run, if we’re... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fingerstick Blood Test May Prove to Be Lifesaver for Ischemic Stroke Victims by Speeding Diagnosis and Treatment of Brain Injury
SMARTChip biosensor undergoing clinical trials in England could pave way for clinical laboratories to provide additional diagnostic tests for monitoring patient progress Emergency medical workers and mobile clinical laboratory technicians may soon have a point-of-care blood test that can identify patients having a stroke from its earliest moments. Currently being developed by Sarissa Biomedical at […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - February 20, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations Source Type: news

Transportation management company plans to move HQ from Atlanta to Villa Rica
Southeastrans manages transportation programs including Medicaid non-emergency medical transportation, human service center transportation, and managed-care organization transportation services. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Saunders Source Type: news

Using Benchmark Data as a Launching Point for Quality Improvement in EMS
EMS agencies strive to provide the best possible care and contribute to positive patient outcomes. To ensure a high level of care, many agencies implement quality improvement programs; choosing a place to start for a quality improvement initiative, however, can seem overwhelming, with so many important conditions like cardiac arrest, sepsis, stroke, overdoses, etc. With limited time and resources, it’s necessary to concentrate efforts on measures that matter and are likely to make an impact. A great place to start with quality improvement efforts is where the gold standard is known and the frequency of events isn&rsq...
Source: JEMS Operations - February 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Remle Crowe, PhD, NREMT Tags: Exclusive Articles Operations Top Story Source Type: news

Seven Moves: Protection, Gender and Inclusion in Emergencies Training; Facilitator Manual
Source: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Published: 2/20/2019. This 146-page manual presents the information needed to run the 2.5-day Seven Moves: Protection, Gender and Inclusion in Emergencies training course. It contains background on the training, sample agenda, detailed session outlines, tools and external resources, and suggested variations that facilitators can use to contextualize or adapt the training based on the participants. The aim of the training program is to raise awareness, enhance knowledge, build skills, and change behavior in relation to protection, gender, and ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Congress Completes FY 2019 Appropriations, President Declares Emergency
Congress has passed a bipartisan spending and border security package that includes fiscal year (FY) 2019 funding for the federal agencies that were shuttered during the 35-day partial government shutdown in December 2018 and January 2019. Included in the spending package was $1.375 billion for barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border. President Trump agreed to sign the legislation, but declared a national emergency to transfer funds from other government programs to fund wall construction. Congress completed its work on FY 2019 appropriations by passing the spending package, which includes seven funding bills for Interior, ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - February 19, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Medicare 911 Patients to Be Triaged by EMS in 5-Year Pilot Medicare 911 Patients to Be Triaged by EMS in 5-Year Pilot
The new project will allow ambulance teams to triage Medicare patients and take them to a doctor ’ s office or urgent care center if appropriate rather than to an ED.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Everything you need to know about foraging for food when SHTF
(Natural News) Foraging for food during an emergency situation is quite different from when you’re just leisurely hiking. When it comes to food — especially the ones that you’ll need to eat to survive — you have to make sure that you have the right set of skills to identify which foods are safe to eat... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cambridge Health Alliance CEO to retire in June
Cambridge Health Alliance CEO Patrick Wardell has announced that he will retire from the role in June, leaving after seven years as CEO of the community health system. Wardell announced his retirement in an email to staff on Tuesday, saying that he would spend more time with his family and new grandson. Wardell recognized that he is departing the organization amid controversy that came after a woman, Laura Levis, died from an asthma attack on the doorstep of a locked emergency room at Somerville… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

ImageMoverMD raises $4M
ImageMoverMD, a company that develops a software that allows medical image sharing between health care systems, has raised $4 million from investors, according to a release from the company. Through the company's digital platform, a primary care provider or emergency medical technician can upload an image or video of a patient's physical ailment, or an ultrasound image, into an electronic records system and link the images to electronic health records, avoiding manual entry. Health sy stems lose… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nick Williams Source Type: news

Three Children Among Four Dead in Michigan Shooting
SOLON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say three children and a woman were found dead of apparent gunshot wounds at a home in western Michigan. Kent County Sheriff Michelle LaJoye-Young says authorities responded Monday to a property near Cedar Springs, a community about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Grand Rapids. She says someone discovered the bodies and called 911. LaJoye-Young said the three children were elementary school-aged and younger but declined to provide further information about the victims' relationships to one another. She said authorities were still confirming the victims' identities. LaJoye-Yo...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 19, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Trauma News Patient Care Source Type: news

EMS Today 2019: Let the Learning Begin
There are a variety of educational opportunities to take advantage of at EMS Today. Clarion Fire & Rescue Group Executive Editor Diane Rothschild polled EMS Today instructors to find out why their class topic is important; what their message is to their students; and what they consider to be hot, emerging topics in the EMS arena. Here are excerpts from their responses. SEE MORE PHOTOS FROM EMS TODAY 2019>> Mike Taigman is teaching “Ask a Quality Expert” and “From a Vision to Reality: EMS Agenda 2050.” He has been teaching quality improvement in EMS since 1988 and has taught at between...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 19, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care EMS Today Source Type: news

California County Creates Ambulance ‘No-Fly’ List
FRESNO COUNTY, Texas (ABC13) - Fresno County is saving millions of taxpayer dollars by not picking up some people who call for an ambulance. Those callers aren't being neglected. They've simply been identified as "regulars" who abuse the ambulance system. Emergency calls come fast and furious at American Ambulance. Dispatchers and paramedics are quick to respond to trouble. But sometimes the people they see and the voices they hear are a little too familiar. "Most people don't need ambulances routinely, so even 10 or 12 is a lot, but 25 will get my attention especially within a tight span of time," said...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 19, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Administration and Leadership Mobile Integrated Healthcare Source Type: news

Teva aims for 25% of U.S. EpiPen market by 2020
Teva (NYSE:TEVA) expects its generic EpiPen auto-injector to claim 25% of the U.S. market by the end of this year, according to a report from Seeking Alpha. For years, Mylan‘s (NSDQ:MYL) brand-name emergency allergy device has dominated the markets. But the company faced widespread criticism in 2016 when reports revealed that Mylan hiked the price of the EpiPen by nearly 500% since 2007. In response, Mylan launched its own EpiPen generic for roughly $300. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Teva aims for 25% of U.S. EpiPen market by 2020 appeared first on MassDe...
Source: Mass Device - February 19, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Business/Financial News Drug-Device Combinations Featured Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Mylan Teva Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HCMC, North Memorial may team up or even merge
Hennepin Healthcare and North Memorial Health, two of the metro's largest urban hospital systems, are in negotiations over potential deals that could include a full-blown merger. The Star Tribune reports on the talks, which are described as preliminary and could also result in some partnership that stops short of a merger, or could come to nothing at all. A partnership could make the hospitals a powerful force in emergency care: Both hospital systems have well-establishe d trauma centers and both… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mark Reilly Source Type: news

Mobile augmented reality for flood events management - Mirauda D, Erra U, Agatiello R, Cerverizzo M.
The frequency of flood events worldwide has increased significantly over the past decades, and with it so has the need to employ information technologies able to help mobile workforces, both technicians and volunteers, during surveys in the emergency phase... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Pink Ambulance Honors, Supports Female EMTs, Paramedics
CHICAGO (WTHR) - A Chicago company has created an ambulance specifically for female EMTs that goes much deeper than its all-pink paint scheme. MedEx founder and CEO Lauren Rubinson told NBC Chicago the ambulance company wanted to find an appropriate way to honor women as part of its 20th anniversary. That's how the pink idea was born, but Rubinson said it's about more than that. "We don't want to be the biggest, we want to be the best. So, we are looking for new innovations to create something no one else has," she said. The pink MedEx ambulance is designed to be easier for female EMTs or those of smaller stature...
Source: JEMS Operations - February 19, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Administration and Leadership Operations Source Type: news

Pink Ambulance Honors, Supports Female EMTs, Paramedics
CHICAGO (WTHR) - A Chicago company has created an ambulance specifically for female EMTs that goes much deeper than its all-pink paint scheme. MedEx founder and CEO Lauren Rubinson told NBC Chicago the ambulance company wanted to find an appropriate way to honor women as part of its 20th anniversary. That's how the pink idea was born, but Rubinson said it's about more than that. "We don't want to be the biggest, we want to be the best. So, we are looking for new innovations to create something no one else has," she said. The pink MedEx ambulance is designed to be easier for female EMTs or those of smaller stature...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 19, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Administration and Leadership Operations Source Type: news

Over a Dozen Rescued from Sea World Ride
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Police say more than a dozen people trapped on a ride at SeaWorld in San Diego have been rescued. San Diego police tell FOX5 News that around six gondolas stopped functioning Monday night after a big gust of wind tripped a circuit breaker on "Bayside Skyride." Authorities had estimated that between 15 and 30 people were trapped, some of them in gondolas suspended above water. Sixteen were actually rescued. The riders were lowered by harnesses and rescued by lifeguard boats. They were then evaluated by medical crews. SeaWorld said in a statement that it will conduct a thorough inspection of ...
Source: JEMS Operations - February 19, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Operations Source Type: news

Over a Dozen Rescued from Sea World Ride
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Police say more than a dozen people trapped on a ride at SeaWorld in San Diego have been rescued. San Diego police tell FOX5 News that around six gondolas stopped functioning Monday night after a big gust of wind tripped a circuit breaker on "Bayside Skyride." Authorities had estimated that between 15 and 30 people were trapped, some of them in gondolas suspended above water. Sixteen were actually rescued. The riders were lowered by harnesses and rescued by lifeguard boats. They were then evaluated by medical crews. SeaWorld said in a statement that it will conduct a thorough inspection of ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 19, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Operations Source Type: news

South Sudan: WHO Provides Lifesaving Health Care Services to Displaced
[WHO] Juba -To increase access and strengthen the capacity of emergency lifesaving health care services focusing on outbreak response for epidemic-prone and vaccine-preventable diseases, WHO has been procuring, storing and distributing medical emergency kits to support humanitarian response in South Sudan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mount Sinai and UC San Diego Health announce framework to promote innovation in EMS
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) As part of nationwide efforts to improve emergency medical care, researchers at the Mount Sinai Health System, in collaboration with UC San Diego Health, have released a national framework report titled 'Promoting Innovations in Emergency Medical Services' that identifies regulatory, financial, and technological obstacles to improving local and state EMS systems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mom furious at 'reckless' anti-vax parents after baby's possible measles exposure in hospital
Parents fear their baby — who was born a month early and is turning a year old today — might have been exposed to measles during a visit to B.C. Children's Hospital emergency room earlier this month. The family is in isolation in their home on a day they wanted to greet people for Max Seccia-Smith's birthday celebration. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Emergency overdose antidote to be more widely available
Nasal naloxone can now be supplied to carers or family members of heroin users for emergency use Related items fromOnMedica Minimum alcohol unit pricing finally goes live in Scotland Drug misuse deaths fall but still remain too high Alcohol-specific deaths in England soar 11% in a decade NHS sees huge rise in cost of problem drinking Commission calls for mental health parity in Northern Ireland (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 19, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

It's time for a NATIONAL EMERGENCY conversation about fake news media constantly spreading "hate crime" hoaxes like the phony Jussie Smollett "lynching"
(Natural News) How many more completely made-up tales about Trump supporters harassing, assaulting, and lynching Native American activists, Leftist female professors, and gay black actors is it going to take before American patriots finally declare a national emergency conversation about the relentless spread of fake news, and how it’s only furthering the wedge of division... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Five Bystanders Wounded in New Orleans Police Shootout
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Five people waiting at a downtown New Orleans bus stop were wounded by gunfire during a police shootout with an armed robbery suspect, authorities said, in a city weekend marred with multiple shootings. The shootout that injured the five bystanders happened Sunday night, and officials said the robbery suspect was killed during an exchange of gunfire between the suspect and officers with the New Orleans Police Department and the Louisiana State Police that stretched over two city blocks. The New Orleans Police Department said officers investigating two armed robberies that happened last week confron...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 18, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Trauma Patient Care News Source Type: news

Five Bystanders Wounded in New Orleans Police Shootout
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Five people waiting at a downtown New Orleans bus stop were wounded by gunfire during a police shootout with an armed robbery suspect, authorities said, in a city weekend marred with multiple shootings. The shootout that injured the five bystanders happened Sunday night, and officials said the robbery suspect was killed during an exchange of gunfire between the suspect and officers with the New Orleans Police Department and the Louisiana State Police that stretched over two city blocks. The New Orleans Police Department said officers investigating two armed robberies that happened last week confron...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 18, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Trauma Patient Care News Source Type: news

At Least 24 Dead in Bus Crash in Bolivia
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — A passenger bus crashed head-on with a dump truck in southern Bolivia on Monday, killing at least 24 people and injuring 12 more, police said. The accident occurred in a dense fog on the high-plains highway connecting Potosi and Oruro, about 135 miles (220 kilometers) south of the capital. Police said the bus was en route to Oruru from the town of Villazon on the Argentine border. Police Col. Jose Pizarro told state television that the cause of the accident was under investigation. Two buses collided on the same highway in January, killing 22 people. All contents © copyright 2019 As...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 18, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International Major Incidents News Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

Medical Emergency Leads to Stampede in San Francisco Theater
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Chaos broke out during a performance of the musical "Hamilton" at San Francisco's Orpheum theater Friday night after audience members mistook a medical emergency for a shooting. A woman had a heart attack and someone broke open an emergency defibrillator, activating an alarm at the same time that gunfire went off on stage as part of the show's duel scene, city fire department spokesman Jonathan Baxter said. The scene depicts the deadly duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr.   ***BREAKING*** 1/3 At 2151 HRs An adult had a medical emergency at the Orpheum Theater An AED was ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 18, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Source Type: news

Authorities Release Details in Illinois Warehouse Shooting
AURORA, Ill. (AP) — Hundreds of officers swarmed the scene Friday after receiving reports that there was a man shooting people at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse. JEMS: Gunman Opens Fire in Illinois Industrial Park EMS Today 2019: Dynamic and Active Threats & MCI Management Authorities on Saturday provided a detailed account of the harrowing events that unfolded Friday afternoon at the Henry Pratt Co., when they say 45-year-old Gary Martin began shooting his colleagues after finding out that he was being fired. Aurora police Deputy Chief Keefe Jackson said Saturday that eight tactical teams responded a...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 18, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents News Terrorism & Active Shooter Source Type: news

A Look at EMS Today 2019
More than 4,600 EMS providers, educators, and vendors will gather at the Gaylord Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland February 20 – 22, 2019 for EMS Today, a premier EMS conference for more than 36 years. Opportunities abound for networking, education, interaction with exhibitors, hands-on experiences, and socializing. A wide variety of preconference workshops are offered Tuesday morning and afternoon, including topics like active shooter/violent events, prehospital ultrasound, community paramedicine, wilderness and pet first aid. The opening ceremonies kick off at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday with presen...
Source: JEMS Operations - February 18, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike McEvoy, PhD, NRP, RN, CCRN Tags: Operations EMS Today Source Type: news

Dallas Fire-Rescue Ambulance and Truck Collide during Transport
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A Dallas Fire-Rescue ambulance and a truck crashed at the intersection of 1st and Exposition Avenues in Deep Ellum Sunday evening. The ambulance was heading to the hospital with a patient so another rescue unit had to finish transporting the patient. The driver of the truck was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Medics and an intern were also taken to the hospital for precaution, but they are expected to be in good conditions.   (Source: JEMS Operations)
Source: JEMS Operations - February 18, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops News News Videos Operations Source Type: news

Dallas Fire-Rescue Ambulance and Truck Collide during Transport
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A Dallas Fire-Rescue ambulance and a truck crashed at the intersection of 1st and Exposition Avenues in Deep Ellum Sunday evening. The ambulance was heading to the hospital with a patient so another rescue unit had to finish transporting the patient. The driver of the truck was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Medics and an intern were also taken to the hospital for precaution, but they are expected to be in good conditions.   (Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News)
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 18, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops News News Videos Operations Source Type: news

No Loss of Thrombectomy Benefit in Late Stroke With Transfer No Loss of Thrombectomy Benefit in Late Stroke With Transfer
Latest results from the DEFUSE 3 trial suggest transferring candidates for late-window thrombectomy is associated with substantial clinical benefits and should be strongly encouraged, authors say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news