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EMS Response to Attack on British Parliament
(Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - March 23, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents Patient Care Slideshow Source Type: news

Cleveland Heights Ambulance Crew Honored After Saving One of Their Own from Cardiac Arrest
CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio -- University Hospitals officials honored the "lifesavers and caregivers" who revived a resident after he slipped into full cardiac arrest last fall. And Nick Pishnery, an EastCom dispatcher since 1989, arrived at Monday's City Council meeting to thank his comrades as well. Pishnery, 66, was on medical leave Sept. 27 after getting a hip replacement earlier in the month. Read More at Cleveland (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - March 22, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care Cardiac & Resuscitation News Source Type: news

Spice Creates Unique Problems for EMS Crews, Police
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Spice, or synthetic marijuana, is marketed as a safe alternative to marijuana, but experts say that's not true.Last month, three LMDC inmates overdosed on the drug, and EMS crews are seeing an increase in runs for it."You don't really know what you're getting into until you get there,” Major Ben Neal, who's been with EMS for more than a decade, said. Read More at WAVE (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - March 22, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Tri-State Ambulance in Wis., Transmitting ECG Data from Field to ED
  La Crosse, WI (WXOW) - Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. When someone suffers a heart attack, every second counts. Paramedics are often the first on the scene, and making sure they have the tools they need to save lives is a priority. EMS can now transmit important detailed information to hospitals from the field with just a click of a button. Emergency Responders like Tri-State Ambulance have had access to 12-lead ECG machines for years, but over the past few, they have been able to share that information from the field to the ER. While the patient is on their way...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - March 16, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: WXOW Tags: News Videos Patient Care Documentation & Patient Care Reporting Source Type: news

Austin Medics Debut 'Emergency Medical Hotspot' at SXSW
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — If you get into medical trouble during South by Southwest this year, city paramedics are rolling out a high tech lifesaver that could be a first in the nation. EMS is using a dedicated, private WiFi signal to send real-time information from ECG heart machines at the downtown festival directly to local emergency rooms. (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - March 16, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: KXAN Tags: News Videos Patient Care Documentation & Patient Care Reporting Source Type: news

Kenya's Public Doctors to End 100-Day Strike that Saw Deaths
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Thousands of doctors at Kenya's public hospitals have agreed to end a 100-day strike that saw people dying from lack of care, an official with the doctors' union said Tuesday. The strike was blamed for dozens of deaths, as the majority of Kenyans cannot afford private health care. Deputy Minority leader Jakoyo Midiwo said during a TV interview that 24 of his constituents had died due to lack of care during the period. The government and union officials signed a deal to address pay and other issues in dispute, said Dr. Ouma Oluga, the secretary-general of the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - March 15, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: TOM ODULA, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Southside Fire & EMS ’s PulsePoint App is Saving Lives
    SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – There’s a new call for doctors, nurses, first responders & folks who know CPR to download the PulsePoint App. It lets you know if someone is in cardiac arrest within four blocks so you can start CPR until EMS arrives. The PulsePoint uses geo-coding to show you right where the person is and if there’s an AED nearby, it will even show you a picture of the AED. (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - March 14, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: WSAV Tags: News Videos Patient Care Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Drug Overdoses, Deaths Have Painful Effect on EMS Personnel
KEYSER - The escalating amount of overdoses and deaths in the area due to heroin and opioids not only has a devastating effect on the families left behind, but it also leaves a lasting impression on the EMS personnel who try to bring the patients back from the brink of death. Read More at Newstribune (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - March 14, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Bird Flu Cases Revive Fear of Major Outbreak
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The detection of a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu at a Tennessee chicken farm has poultry farmers stepping up security in an attempt to prevent an outbreak like the one in 2015 that required the destruction of millions of chickens and turkeys in the Midwest. The appearance of milder forms of bird flu at a Wisconsin turkey farm and another Tennessee chicken farm has heightened concern. Here are some things to know about the state of avian influenza in the U.S. and worldwide, and how the poultry industry has tried to prepare for a recurrence: THE THREAT The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - March 10, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Seven Injured in Axe Attack at German Train Station
BERLIN (AP) — A man was arrested after injuring seven people with an ax at the main train station in Duesseldorf, Germany on Thursday in what appeared to be a random attack, police said. Officers were alerted about an attack shortly before 9 p.m. (2000 GMT), prompting a large-scale police response. "A person, probably armed with an ax, attacked people at random," police said in a statement. Seven people were injured, three of them seriously. The statement said police are investigating whether the suspect attacked passengers on a commuter train as well. The suspected attacker was arrested after jumping off an ov...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - March 10, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Trauma Patient Care News Source Type: news

Telemedicine Ambulance May Deliver Faster Stroke Care
When experiencing a stroke, people who are brought to the hospital in an ambulance with a CT scanner and telemedicine capabilities are evaluated and treated nearly two times faster than people taken in a regular ambulance, according to a study published in the March 8, 2017, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Read More at Medical Express (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - March 9, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Woman in Labor Demanded Injection of Heroin and Meth before Giving Birth in Ambulance
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A woman in labor demanded a friend inject her with heroin and methamphetamine before firefighters arrived at their home and she gave birth while entering an ambulance, New Hampshire police said Wednesday. Police in Concord arrested Felicia Farruggia, 29, of Concord, this week, about six months after her son was born. He is in state custody. Police also arrested Rhianna Frenette, 37, of Belmont, who is accused of giving Farruggia the drugs. They're charged with felony reckless conduct. Frenette also faces a misdemeanor count on the same offense. "This case is just, honestly, absolutely appalling ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - March 9, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: KATHY McCORMACK, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Louisville EMS Administered Naloxone to 394 Suspected Overdose Victims in February
Louisville's opioid epidemic continues to rapidly escalate, as there was a record-high number of overdose runs by Louisville Emergency Medical Services in February, as well as a record-high number of suspected overdose victims receiving naloxone from EMS personnel. Read More at Insiderlouisville (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - March 8, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

California Considers Taxing Prescription Opioids
California is looking to impose a surcharge on prescription opioids to fund treatment for addicts. The move in such a large state could have a ripple effect through the rest of the country dealing with spiking rates of overdoses. The proposed measure introduced Wednesday by California Assemblymember Kevin McCarty, of Sacramento, would place a one-cent-per-milligram tax on prescription opioids. Read More at Modern Healthcare (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - March 7, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Duke EMS Recognized as HEARTsafe Campus
If you ever find yourself needing CPR or an AED, Duke's campus is good place to be. Duke was recently designated a HEARTsafe campus by the National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation, thanks to efforts by Duke Emergency Medical Services. Read More at Duke Chronicle (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - March 4, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care Cardiac & Resuscitation News Source Type: news

EMS Response to Carnival Float Collapse in Brazil
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Source: JEMS Patient Care - March 3, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care Slideshow Source Type: news

Impact of Overdose Crisis on EMS
There have been times when paramedics from F-M Ambulance have responded to three overdose deaths in one week. Sometimes two people in the same room. Dead. As we continue our in-depth community response to addiction in our metro area, WDAY 6 reporter Kevin Wallevand has more on how this crisis is impacting... Read More at Inforum (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - March 3, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Feedback in EMS: Do We Really Know if Our Diagnosis is Correct?
You are dispatched to a 70-year-old male with shortness of breath. On arrival, you see a man sitting in his bed with labored breathing. After you examine the patient and take his medical history, you decide the patient has pulmonary edema, and treat him per your EMS protocol. After 20 minutes of driving to the nearest hospital, you deliver the patient to the ED and go to your next call. Was your diagnosis correct? Did you treat the patient correctly? Is there any system in place to help you learn from your success and mistakes? Remarkably, in 2017 most of us in EMS do not receive routine feedback on our diagnosis. Imagine ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - March 2, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Oren Wacht, EMT-P, MHA, PhD Tags: International Patient Care Source Type: news

Pulsara Founder and CEO wins EMS10 Innovator Award
Bozeman, MT— James Woodson, MD, Founder and CEO of Pulsara, was recognized as a recipient of an EMS10: Innovators in EMS 2016 Award at a ceremony at the EMS Today Conference & Exposition last month. Hosted by the Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) and sponsored by Physio-Control Inc and Stryker Corporation, the EMS10 awards recognize ten individuals who made significant innovative contributions in EMS in the previous year. Over 40 nominations were considered for this year’s award.     A panel of EMS professionals selected the ten distinguished winners, who “each displayed initiative, creative...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - March 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Industry News Source Type: news

Considerations for Using Blood Products for Prehospital Trauma Patients
This article will address those issues. (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - March 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mark E.A. Escott, MD, MPH, FACEP Tags: Trauma Source Type: news

Kids-Only Ambulance to Enter Service in Kalamazoo
While 1-year-old Devin Shedd happily played at the step of a new ambulance, his mom knew what it was like to have send children off in one. In Ashley Shedd's case, it was her twin sons who, six years ago, were born about eight weeks early. Read More at Battle Creek Inquirer (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - March 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops News Patient Care imported Operations Source Type: news

Bringing Ambulance Service to Millions in Pakistan
I met a wonderful gentleman this summer. He would not want me to focus this column on him, so as you read imagine hundreds of people who share the goal of saving lives in Pakistan. Ahsan Jamil, CEO of Aman Networks, and his colleagues are committed to providing better health care access for millions living (and dying) in the slums and neighborhoods of Karachi, Pakistan. Read More at Thepublicopinion (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - March 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care News imported Source Type: news

EMS in Action on the Racetrack
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Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 28, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care Slideshow Source Type: news

Several Injured in Fire at Migrant Center in Sweden
HELSINKI (AP) Swedish police say at least 15 people have been injured when a fire broke out overnight at one of the country's largest refugee centers outside of Vanersborg in southwestern Sweden. Police spokesman Tommy Nyman says two people were taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries after jumping out of a second-floor window to escape the blaze and 15 people in all were treated for smoke inhalation. He said police received the alarm at 4:15 a.m. Sunday and all 158 people in the building were evacuated. Firefighters extinguished the flames. The cause of the fire was not immediately known. Nyman said poli...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 27, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care News Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

Pickup Truck Plows into Mardi Gras Parade Crowd
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The man who allegedly plowed into a crowd enjoying a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit, police said Sunday. The New Orleans Police Department issued a statement identifying the man as 25-year-old Neilson Rizzuto. He's being held at the city's jail on charges of first-degree negligent vehicular injuring, hit-and-run driving causing serious injury and reckless operation of a vehicle. The accident happened Saturday during one of the busiest nights of Mardi Gras when thousands of people throng the streets of Mid-City to watch the elaborate f...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 27, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents Trauma News Mass Casualty Incidents Patient Care Source Type: news

Air Force Pararescue Team Saves Sick Baby 1,000 Miles Out at Sea
As members of the world's most specialized combat and civilian search and rescue team, the men had performed dozens of missions around the world, but this rescue was different. The voice on the radio wanting help hadn't changed multiple times as it often did in war—meaning the caller had been tragically killed or injured—nor were pararescuemen (PJs) being inserted from a helo on a hoist line while taking fire; there weren't any injured soldiers on the ground needing tourniquets, chest decompressions to relieve a tension pneumothorax or ketamine for the pain, but, despite this, the pucker factor on this mission was real...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 27, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Kevin Grange, EMT-P Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Patient Care Source Type: news

An Overview of EMS Pediatric Airway Management
You arrive on scene, walk into the home and find a mother sitting on the couch with a 1-year-old child on her lap. She explains her daughter has been sick for several days, but today it was much harder than usual to wake her up from a nap and, “She just isn’t acting like herself.” The girl appears limp in her mother’s arms and doesn’t look up at you. She appears diaphoretic and her respiratory rate is approximately 8 breaths per minute. You look at your partner, who appears just as worried about the patient as you are, and quickly begin taking action. Your partner hooks up the small patient to the monitor while y...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 27, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Dorothy A. Habrat, DO Tags: Airway & Respiratory Source Type: news

Pit Crew CPR Saving Lives in Washington County, Ark.
FAYETTEVILLE -- When hearts stop in Washington County, emergency responders are ready with a plan, Central EMS Chief Becky Stewart said. "It's the simplest thing we can do," Stewart said. "It doesn't cost any money -- it's just focusing on teamwork. It's just like a pit crew -- everybody has a job, and it gets done." Read More at Nwaonline (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 27, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care Cardiac & Resuscitation News Source Type: news

Anti-Overdose Program Bars EMS from Getting Naloxone Kits
HUNTINGTON - Cabell EMS Director Gordon Merry expressed his frustration Thursday during a Cabell County Commission meeting over state guidelines that prohibit EMS departments from receiving naloxone kits distributed to the Cabell-Huntington Health Department through a federal grant. "It's very frustrating. Read More at The Herald Dispatch (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 27, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Research Analysis of Using tPA to Treat Cardiac Arrest
James and his friend Brandon, a 41-year-old male with an initially unknown past medical history, are hanging out when Brandon goes into cardiac arrest just outside of his house. James calls 9-1-1 and begins CPR until EMS arrives. James tells the arriving crew his friend could be hypoglycemic, so the lead paramedic administers an ampule of D50. A supraglottic airway is placed and compressions are continued, with end-tidal carbon dioxide (EtCO2) through the supraglottic device noted to be in the 30s. The crew also sees Brandon is in v fib, so they shock him with 200 joules and administer 3 mg epinephrine. He's transported to...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 26, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Amanda Polsinelli, MD Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Know When Airway Discomfort is Indicative of Something Serious
Discussion Coughing is a normal response that protects the airway. Typically, when an irritant enters the airway, the body responds by drawing in a quick breath and then closes the glottis as the air is forced out. This increases the pressure in the airways, which helps move the irritant out of the air passages. As the air is forced out past the closed glottis, the recognizable coughing sound is made. A cough that persists for several days or increases in its intensity and frequency can be a sign of a serious condition. (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 26, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Dennis Edgerly, EMT-P Tags: Airway & Respiratory Columns Source Type: news

Prehospital Ventilation is in the Bag with Proper Technique and Appreciation
As a 16-year-old observer on the ambulance with my father, I wasn't allowed to ventilate unconscious patients, but I watched and learned a great deal by just observing how they used their "football," an early Puritan Manual Resuscitator (PMR) bag-valve mask (BVM). They nicknamed it the "football" not just because it was brown and resembled a football, but because it was easier to tell the firefighters or police officers assisting them to "go get the football" than "go get the BVM." I was curious why my dad placed rolled towels or a blanket under the patient's shoulder blades and neck...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 26, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P Tags: Airway & Respiratory Columns Source Type: news

Pediatric Opioid Pain Management Lacks Improvement
This study and outcome have me intrigued. It's a perfect example of measurement before and after training and education. Most often we see a move toward a more favorable outcome, but this study showed that even after educating EMS providers, they were still likely to withhold pain medication to pediatric patients. The reason certainly isn't lack of caring on the part of these providers. I am personally familiar with one of these three services and I can tell you they're patient advocates and their medical direction is quality-based. (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 26, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Keith Wesley, MD, FACEP Tags: Columns Patient Care Source Type: news

Zygowicz and Wayne Discuss EMS Implications of Marijuana Legalization at EMS Today 2017
In their EMS Today 2017 presentation, Rocky Mountain High: Legalization of Marijuana and its EMS Implications, Marvin Wayne, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, FAHA, and Division Chief Wayne M. Zygowicz, MA, EFO, EMT-P, shared lessons learned from two states that were at the epicenter of the marijuana legalization movement, Washington and Colorado. Soon, EMS and public safety agencies in four other states that recently legalized recreational marijuana, will also learn to cope with the after-effects of this budding “green industry.”  This session provided an overview of the history and economics of the marijuana industry. It highli...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 24, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Patient Care Administration and Leadership EMS Today Source Type: news

Corey Slovis Presents Important Clinical Articles at EMS Today 2017
Keeping up with the ever-increasing medical literature that is directly applicable to EMS is growing more difficult each day. More and more journals in more and more specialties are publishing articles that affect our care in the field. At EMS Today 2017, Dr. Corey Slovis—who chairs the department of emergency medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and is medical director of the Nashville fire department and international airport—presented a number of potentially practice-changing articles in his session, The Most Important Published Articles for EMS Providers. Slovis discussed the recent New England Journal ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 23, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Patient Care EMS Today Source Type: news

Kentucky Children Injured in Bus Crash
LONDON, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say 12 children were taken to the hospital after a church bus crashed in southern Kentucky. Laurel County Sheriff John Root says in a statement that the crash happened about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday on a road near London when the driver lost control of the Lick Fork Missionary Baptist Church bus in a curve and hit an embankment. Root says a female passenger had to be extricated and was flown to the University of Kentucky Medical Center with serious injuries. He said 11 other child passengers were taken to the hospital to be checked for possible injures. Two children weren't injured. The...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 23, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents News Mass Casualty Incidents Patient Care Source Type: news

State Lawmakers Push Fight against Opioids
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In statehouses across the country, lawmakers with loved ones who fell victim to drugs are leading the fight against the nation's deadly opioid-abuse crisis, drawing on tragic personal experience to attack the problem. A Minnesota state senator whose daughter died of a heroin overdose in a Burger King parking lot — a friend hid the needles instead of calling for help — spearheaded a law that grants immunity to 911 callers. In Wisconsin, a state representative has introduced more than a dozen opioid-related bills in the years since his daughter went from painkillers to heroin to prison. A Penn...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 23, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care Source Type: news

NASCAR Starts 2017 Season with Concussion Testing
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. was confident NASCAR took the right step Friday when it beefed up its concussion protocol by adding a consistent screening rule at all venues. "Good to see progress being made and implemented. Health and safety is top priority," Earnhardt tweeted . Earnhardt, long NASCAR's most popular driver, was sidelined for the second half of last season with a concussion. Earnhardt missed the final 18 races with nausea, vision and balance issues after at least the fifth concussion of his career following a June wreck. In the 16 years since his father's death at Daytona...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 22, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care Source Type: news

Patient Smashes Ambulance Windows with Scissors; Assaults EMTs
VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) A patient was pepper sprayed after he became combative with emergency medical technicians during transport to the hospital. The intoxicated man was picked up by the San Bernardino County Fire Medic Ambulance #305, which was forced to pull over when the EMTs feared for their safety. Read More at www.vvng.com (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 21, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

New CPR Protocol in Providence Means EMS will Treat Patients Longer Before Going to Hospital
EMS personnel will now stay on site with patients for as long as 30 minutes -- so CPR isn't interrupted -- before the ambulance heads for the hospital. WARWICK, R.I. - Not too long ago, Fire Lt. Henrik Dunlaevy and emergency medical services personnel came to the rescue of a young man who went into cardiac arrest. Read More at Providencejournal (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 21, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care Cardiac & Resuscitation News Source Type: news

Medics Rescue Ohio Woman Molded to Chair
SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, OH (WTOL) - A 75-year-old woman had to be rescued from her Springfield Twp. home on Thursday night, after being unable to leave her living room chair for possibly close to a year. Toledo News Now, News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH According to a Lucas County Sheriff’s report, the fire department arrived at her home on Burnham Green around 6:30 p.m. on Thursday night to find Barbara Foster surrounded by feces and urine and her skin molded to her chair. (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 20, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Videos Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Patient Care Source Type: news

Train, Car Collision Kills One Person in North Carolina
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say one person has died after a car broke down on train tracks in North Carolina and was hit by an oncoming train. Fayetteville Police said in a news release that two other people in the car were able to get out before the train struck. A fourth person who could not escape was seriously injured. Police Sgt. Shawn Strepay told WRAL-TV the car stalled just a few blocks from the police station and officers rushed to help and dispatches tried to warn CSX. But Strepay says the train struck the car less than two minutes after it got stuck. Police say 50-year-old passenger Chris...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 20, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Trauma News Source Type: news

Missouri Man Thanks First Responders Who Helped After a Heart Attack
A Cole County man got to say thank you to the team of emergency responders whose actions saved his life. "It feels so good to be able say thank you," Roger Baston said. "You guys rock." Roger and his wife, Bev, came to the Cole County Ambulance Service Base on Friday afternoon to express their gratitude. Read More at Newstribune (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 20, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation News Patient Care imported Source Type: news

Paramedic Lied about Helping Victims of Boston Marathon Bombing
A paramedic with the St. Louis Fire Department apologized Tuesday after lying about helping victims at the scene of the Boston bombing in 2013, according to the department. Paramedic Shawl Daniel told his supervisors he rushed to help bombing victims after the April 15, 2013, attack that injured hundreds, even going so far as to show them a photo that he claimed was him caring for a victim. Read More at Metro (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 15, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Louisville EMS Slammed with 151 Overdose Calls in Four Days
Following a wave of 151 overdose calls in four days, EMS is slated to join Health Department and police officials Wednesday afternoon to give an update to a Metro Council committee. Starting midnight Thursday, EMS was slammed with calls for help - but haven't yet confirmed how many victims actually overdosed, said Mitchell Burmeister, spokesman for Louisville Metro Emergency Medical Service. Read More at Courier-Journal (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 15, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Pilot Program Leverages Off-Duty Professional Firefighters, Technology and Defibrillators to Save Lives
Each year, approximately 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside a hospital setting in the United States. Nearly 90 percent of these events prove fatal, and the chance of survival decreases by ten percent with every passing minute without CPR.* Though survival rates in the Northwest exceed the national average, a coalition of professional first responders, clinicians, researchers and a leading medical equipment manufacturer aim to make the region the frontrunner in cardiac arrest response and survival. The PulsePoint Foundation, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, International Association of Firefighters Local 1660 and autom...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 15, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care Cardiac & Resuscitation Industry News Source Type: news

Pa. EMS Workers Take Extra Precautions after Recent Overdoses Linked to Carfentanil
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Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 13, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: WPXI Tags: News Videos Patient Care Source Type: news

F-M Ambulance Hosts 'Save-a-Life Saturday' at Local Mall
FARGO, N.D. - F-M Ambulance says someone dies from cardiac arrest every 90 seconds. Save-A-Life Saturday at West Acres Mall taught people all about CPR. Read More at www.kvrr.com (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 13, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care Cardiac & Resuscitation News Source Type: news

Hazardous Material Causes Evacuation of Germany's Hamburg Airport
BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of passengers at Hamburg Airport were evacuated and more than a dozen flights canceled after some 68 people were injured by a hazardous material that likely spread through the airport's air conditioning system. The airport said in a statement that police and firefighters had concluded from their initial investigation the substance most likely was pepper spray. Authorities still are working to determine how it got into the airport's air conditioning system, the statement said. The 68 injured people — both passengers and staff members — had complained about breathing problems, burning eyes and na...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 13, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Operations Source Type: news

Maryland Resuscitation Academy Opens Registration for Spring Academy
The Maryland Resuscitation Academy (RA) along with the Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) is pleased to announce our 2017 two-day Maryland RA will be held Thursday and Friday May 18-19, at Howard County’s Public Safety Training Center in Marriottsville, MD. The Maryland RA is a two-day, intensive course dedicated to improving survival rates of patients suffering pre-hospital cardiac arrest, and is suitable for EMS supervisors, medical directors, Fire/EMS chiefs, EMS personnel of all levels and hospital staffs across the state of Maryland and surrounding regions. Based on the curriculum of t...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 10, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care Cardiac & Resuscitation Industry News Source Type: news