Social work in England: first reflections
This interim report shares reflections from Social Work England's first year as the new specialist regulator for social workers in England. It provides insight into the training and education of social workers and sets out its approach to investigating concerns. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A narrative review of injury incidence, location, and injury factor of elite athletes in snowsport events - Xu Y, Yang C, Yang Y, Zhang X, Zhang S, Zhang M, Liu L, Fu W.
Snowsport athletes face a high injury risk both during training and in competitions. Reducing injury incidence is crucial for athletes to achieve breakthroughs. This narrative review aimed to summarize and analyze injury data of elite athletes in snowsport... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Comparison of lateral perturbation-induced step training and hip muscle strengthening exercise on balance and falls in community dwelling older adults: a blinded randomized controlled trial - Rogers MW, Creath RA, Gray V, Abarro J, McCombe Waller S, Beamer BA, Sorkin JD.
BACKGROUND: This factorial, assessor-blinded, randomized, and controlled study compared the effects of perturbation-induced step training (lateral waist-pulls), hip muscle strengthening, and their combination, on balance performance, muscle strength, and p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Effects of whole-body electromyostimulation on function, muscle mass, strength, social participation, and falls-efficacy in older people: a randomized trial protocol - de Oliveira TMD, Fel ício DC, Filho JE, Durigan JLQ, Fonseca DS, José A, Oliveira CC, Malaguti C.
BACKGROUND: Resistance training has a positive impact on functional capacity and muscle mass in the elderly. However, due to physical limitations or a simple aversion against regular exercise, a majority of the elderly do not reach the recommended exercise... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Covid-19 and suicide: lessons from the Blitz, Lancet Psychiatry
As a psychiatrist old enough to have experienced the Blitz as well as COVID-19, I noticed an omission in Edgar Jones'impressively researched paper comparing public and governmental responses to the two events.1 During my psychiatric training in the UK, I remember being told that 100 000 emergency psychiatric beds were planned in 1939 for the expected mass psychiatric casualties of bombing, not one of which was ever used, thus resembling the barely occupied Nightingale COVID hospital. It will be interesting to see whether the suicide rate actually fell during the first COVID-19 wave, as generally happens during wars on both...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Enhancing the environmental programmes of secondary education by using web-tools concerning precaution measures in civil protection: the case of Western Attica (Greece) - Palmos D, Papavasileiou C, Papakitsos EC, Vamvakeros X, Mavrakis A.
The environmental education programmes in secondary education are the primary tool for sensitizing and training the school population in dealing with environmental, biological and technological hazards. Despite their importance in the longterms civil prote... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Covid-19 and suicide: lessons from the Blitz - Brewer C.
As a psychiatrist old enough to have experienced the Blitz as well as COVID-19, I noticed an omission in Edgar Jones' impressively researched paper comparing public and governmental responses to the two events. During my psychiatric training in the UK, I r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Training for mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect: content analysis of state-sponsored curricula - Baker AJL, LeBlanc S, Adebayo T, Mathews B.
BACKGROUND: Child abuse and neglect is a public health concern around the world, with well-established impacts and costs to children, families, and society. While mandated reporters make the majority of reports, child abuse is still under-reported and many... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Identifying the "active ingredients" of a school-based, workplace safety and health training intervention - Nyk änen M, Guerin RJ, Vuori J.
Young workers in many industrialized countries experience a higher rate of largely preventable occupation-related injuries compared with adults. Safety education and training are considered critical to the prevention of these incidents. This can be promote... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Cactus League asks MLB to delay spring training
The Cactus League and mayors, city managers and tribal leaders of the nine Arizona communities that host 15 MLB teams asked that spring training be postponed. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bill Shaikin Source Type: news

Cactus League asks MLB to delay spring training, but players want a full season
Arizona officials asked MLB to postpone spring training because of virus surge. Players worry that doing so might trim the season and salaries. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bill Shaikin Source Type: news

Functional Impact Training for Breast Cancer Survivors Functional Impact Training for Breast Cancer Survivors
A new study examines the effects of a functional impact training program among survivors of breast cancer. What improvements might it offer?Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - January 25, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Future Fit review
Read Engadget's review of the personal training app Future Fit. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rwanda: King Faisal Hospital Chief Exec Outlines Plans to Increase Specialist Phyisicians
[New Times] Availability of a pool of medical specialists in the country has been elusive due to multiple factors including cost of training, brain drain, limited local training facilities among others. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

SAN: selective alignment network for cross-domain pedestrian detection - Jiao Y, Yao H, Xu C.
Cross-domain pedestrian detection, which has been attracting much attention, assumes that the training and test images are drawn from different data distributions. Existing methods focus on aligning the descriptions of whole candidate instances between sou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Sea voyage training and motion sickness effects on working ability and life quality after landing - Qi RR, Xiao SF, Su Y, Mao YQ, Pan LL, Li CH, Lu YL, Wang JQ, Cai YL.
BACKGROUND: The effects of seasickness on working performance during motion exposure have been reported, while the aftereffects on working ability and life quality decline (WLD) still remain unclarified.METHODS: Two cohorts of healthy male Chinese ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Communication skills training pilot programme after traumatic brain injury: short and medium-term benefits - Agrela N, Santos ME, Guerreiro S.
OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to evaluate whether a  pilot communication rehabilitation programme improves different communicative modalities in people who have sustained a moderate to severe TBI immediately following the training and at 3 months follow up.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Effect of video observation and motor imagery on simple reaction time in cadet pilots - Sirico F, Romano V, Sacco AM, Belviso I, Didonna V, Nurzynska D, Castaldo C, Palermi S, Sannino G, Della Valle E, Montagnani S, Di Meglio F.
Neuromotor training can improve motor performance in athletes and patients. However, few data are available about their effect on reaction time (RT). We investigated the influence of video observation/motor imagery (VO/MI) on simple RT to visual and audito... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Effects of motor imagery training on balance and gait in older adults: a randomized controlled pilot study - Oh DS, Choi JD.
The aim of this study was to demonstrate the effects of motor imagery training on balance and gait abilities in older adults and to investigate the possible application of the training as an effective intervention against fall prevention. Subjects (n = 34)... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Hazard-based duration analysis of the time between motorcyclists' initial training and their first crash - Balusu SK, Mannering F, Pinjari A.
The high fatality rates of motorcyclists relative to other motorized forms of highway transportation has been a focus of engineers and safety policies for many years. One of the most popular approaches to improve motorcycle safety has been to design traini... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Joint mobility protection during the developmental age among free climbing practitioners: a pilot study - Gasbarro L, Padua E, Tancredi V, Annino G, Montorsi M, Maugeri G, D'Amico AG.
Sport-climbing popularity increased intensely over the past years. Particularly, children's and adolescents' interest therein is constantly growing. Despite a large effort in preventing injuries and muscle overloads, a fine-tuned training for each sensitiv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Rural Health Care Is in Crisis – Here Are 5 Innovative Ways Biden Can Help It Transform
Opinion article discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on rural hospitals and recommends ways that the Biden Administration can help revive rural healthcare. Solutions include rethinking how rural healthcare providers are paid, expanding mental health services, specialized training for rural health leaders, and investing in rural maternal healthcare and rural infrastructure. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - January 25, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

How will seafarers fare once automated ships take over? Scientists predict the future
(National Korea Maritime and Ocean University) Researchers from the Korea Maritime and Ocean University show that automation in the shipping industry will lead to an overall increase in shore-based jobs. However, they warn that this will have to be complemented with concerted policy measures to provide the necessary technical training to job seekers and veteran seafarers who will need to adapt to the new technological paradigm. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Hong Kong orders partial lockdown; UK variant concerns mount
Thousands in Kowloon district put under new restrictions;New UK Covid variant may be 30% more deadly, says Johnson;Germany ’s Covid death toll exceeds 50,000Home Affairs visa letter forces Australian couple on ‘nightmare’ trip to Covid-hit BritainIsraeli Covid chief ’s claim single vaccine dose less effective ‘inaccurate’Covid vaccines: what are the implications of new variants of virus?2.37pmGMTNew research,published in the journal Nature, shows an “impressive linear correlation with latitude” and the surge in new Covid cases in most European countries during autumn – ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 23, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Mattha Busby (now); Sarah Marsh, Lisa Cox and Josh Taylor (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

Changing Landscape Of Medical Technology Training & Education In Post Covid-19 Era
(Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

All R Friends, an adult day care and vocational training business, is rapidly expanding in Central Ohio
An adult day care and vocational training chain is rapidly growing in Central Ohio, building new to replace leased locations. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Cochrane passes 100,000 members and supporters
In mid-December 2020, Cochrane passed the milestone of100,000 members and supporters! We are so proud of our collaborative, diverse, global community, made up of people from 225 countries. Hear from some of our contributors by exploring#MyCochraneStory.Our 100,000th supporter to engage with Cochrane was Priscila Verduzco, pictured below. Priscila is an ophthalmologist from Mexico City. She is currently completing a master's degree in medical sciences at Universidad Nacional Aut ónoma de México. She joined Cochrane to encourage and assist with research, training, and dissemination of evidence in vision and oph...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 21, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

DHS report targets ways to address systemic racism, inequities
Miller said that finding ways to keep people successful in the workforce and removing the barriers should be first steps before placement in a training program. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

UNISON voices concern at post-18 education proposals
Conclusion of the Review of Post-18 Education and Funding today, and called instead for “a comprehensive set of proposals that place the interests of students and staff at their heart”. The proposals follow the review of post-18 education, which was carried out by Philip Augar in a report commissioned by then prime minister Theresa May in 2018. The report focuses on creating greater parity between academic and skills-based education and aligning technical education and training with employers’ needs. The government is introducing a lifetime skills guarantee, underpinned by a lifelong loan entitlement...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 21, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article further education higher education Source Type: news

Nigeria: Researchers Advocate Training Drug Sellers to Prevent Maternal Deaths
[This Day] With various factors contributing steadily to maternal deaths at 512 of every 100,000 live births, researchers have called for training of drug sellers in Lagos, and Nigeria to prevent deaths from unsafe abortions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 21, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Cochrane expands its reach with the launch of a new Network across China
Today Cochrane announces the official launch of a new network of institutions committed to promote evidence-based health care practice and policy decision making in China.Made up of some of the country ’s leading organizations in the research and practice of evidence-based medicine field, theCochrane China Network will work with clinicians, professional associations, policymakers, patients, healthcare provider organizations and the media to promote the wider dissemination and use of Cochrane evidence in China; as well as supporting and training Chinese systematic review authors of Cochrane Reviews.The Cochrane China ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 21, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Free Online Training and Wellbeing Workshops for Deaf and Disabled Artists Affected by Pandemic
Disabled led theatre company Graeae announces Beyond: Develop FREE online wellbeing and Creative Professional Development workshops for Deaf and disabled artists affected by the COVID-19 (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - January 21, 2021 Category: Disability Tags: Films, Radio, TV Source Type: news

Embedded counseling services can improve accessibility for students, MU study finds
(University of Missouri-Columbia) Kerry Karaffa is the first MU Counseling Center psychologist to be embedded specifically within the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, where he provides tailored counseling services for professional students training to become veterinarians. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Evaluation of automated cephalometric analysis based on the latest deep learning method
Conclusions: This latest AI seems to have superior performance compared to previous AI methods. It also seems to demonstrate cephalometric analysis comparable to human examiners.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 21, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Telemedicine Poised to Address Social Factors Affecting Health Telemedicine Poised to Address Social Factors Affecting Health
But digital tools alone are not enough. Clinicians need to be educated from early in their training and work to understand where their patients are coming from.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Telemedicine Poised to Address Social Factors Affecting Health Telemedicine Poised to Address Social Factors Affecting Health
But digital tools alone are not enough. Clinicians need to be educated from early in their training and work to understand where their patients are coming from.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

RPS welcomes publication of new GPhC education and training standards
The General Pharmaceutical Council has today published new initial education and training (IET) standards for pharmacists, following the approval last month. Responding to the news, Gail Fleming, RPS (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - January 20, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Excellence for integrated respiratory care
Patients with respiratory disease deserve equal access to early and accurate diagnosis, high standards of care, delivered by practitioners with suitable training and experience. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 20, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Launching Cochrane methods guidance in Spanish and Japanese
Cochrane is delighted to launch Spanish and Japanese translations ofMECIR (Methodological Expectations for Cochrane Intervention Reviews) from  Cochrane Iberoamerica and Cochrane Japan, respectively.These are the first translations of Cochrane ’s methods guidance since the launch of version 6 of the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions (see this Cochrane Editorial for more details about the Handbook ’s launch). This is an important milestone in supporting the engagement of people with different native languages in Cochrane Reviews.Access the translated versions...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 19, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

UN agencies supporting mammoth India COVID-19 vaccine rollout
India has begun what is the world’s biggest COVID vaccination campaign so far, deploying hundreds of thousands of health workers, with the training and support of the UN World Health Organization (WHO).  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - January 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Join FameLab UK to improve your science communication and public engagement skills
Register to join FameLab UK, a free public engagement training event for anyone over 21, currently working in STEM. Learn how to improve your communication skills, engage a public audience with your current research, and join a global network of researchers who enjoy talking about science. You will need to prepare a 3-minute talk on your research and attend the training and heat session in yourchosen UK location. Participants can take part in FameLab as many times as they like, and keep improving each year until they become a UK finalist! Winners will participate in the FameLab UK final at Cheltenham Science Festi...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 19, 2021 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Rescuers at risk: emergency personnel face trauma and post traumatic stress symptoms
(Frontiers) Researchers at the University of Bern's Hospital of Psychiatry have for the first time, demonstrated varying levels of post-traumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) in emergency personnel and rescue workers, with emergency department and psychiatry department staff demonstrating the highest levels of PTSS, suicidal thoughts and dysfunctional coping strategies. The study highlights the urgent need for job-specific training to improve emergency workers' quality of life and ability to cope with work-related trauma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Park River Ambulance (ND) President Keeps Pushing Boundaries for Good
Ann Bailey Grand Forks Herald (MCT) PARK RIVER, N.D. — Park River Ambulance President Daniel Young pushes boundaries to ensure emergency health services are available not only in his hometown, but across Walsh County. Besides supervising the day-to-day operations of the city’s volunteer ambulance service and overseeing training of its members, Young, a 30-year veteran of the Park River squad, schedules classes and trains first-responders in neighboring Walsh County towns Edinburg, Lankin, Adams, Hoople and Fordville. Young’s outr...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership Best Practices News News Feed Spotlight EMS North Dakota Source Type: news

Park River Ambulance (ND) President Keeps Pushing Boundaries for Good
Ann Bailey Grand Forks Herald (MCT) PARK RIVER, N.D. — Park River Ambulance President Daniel Young pushes boundaries to ensure emergency health services are available not only in his hometown, but across Walsh County. Besides supervising the day-to-day operations of the city’s volunteer ambulance service and overseeing training of its members, Young, a 30-year veteran of the Park River squad, schedules classes and trains first-responders in neighboring Walsh County towns Edinburg, Lankin, Adams, Hoople and Fordville. Young’s outr...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership Best Practices News News Feed Spotlight EMS North Dakota Source Type: news

Park River Ambulance (ND) President Keeps Pushing Boundaries for Good
Ann Bailey Grand Forks Herald (MCT) PARK RIVER, N.D. — Park River Ambulance President Daniel Young pushes boundaries to ensure emergency health services are available not only in his hometown, but across Walsh County. Besides supervising the day-to-day operations of the city’s volunteer ambulance service and overseeing training of its members, Young, a 30-year veteran of the Park River squad, schedules classes and trains first-responders in neighboring Walsh County towns Edinburg, Lankin, Adams, Hoople and Fordville. Young’s outr...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership Best Practices News News Feed Spotlight EMS North Dakota Source Type: news

Park River Ambulance (ND) President Keeps Pushing Boundaries for Good
Ann Bailey Grand Forks Herald (MCT) PARK RIVER, N.D. — Park River Ambulance President Daniel Young pushes boundaries to ensure emergency health services are available not only in his hometown, but across Walsh County. Besides supervising the day-to-day operations of the city’s volunteer ambulance service and overseeing training of its members, Young, a 30-year veteran of the Park River squad, schedules classes and trains first-responders in neighboring Walsh County towns Edinburg, Lankin, Adams, Hoople and Fordville. Young’s outr...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership Best Practices News News Feed Spotlight EMS North Dakota Source Type: news

Park River Ambulance (ND) President Keeps Pushing Boundaries for Good
Ann Bailey Grand Forks Herald (MCT) PARK RIVER, N.D. — Park River Ambulance President Daniel Young pushes boundaries to ensure emergency health services are available not only in his hometown, but across Walsh County. Besides supervising the day-to-day operations of the city’s volunteer ambulance service and overseeing training of its members, Young, a 30-year veteran of the Park River squad, schedules classes and trains first-responders in neighboring Walsh County towns Edinburg, Lankin, Adams, Hoople and Fordville. Young’s outr...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership Best Practices News News Feed Spotlight EMS North Dakota Source Type: news

Park River Ambulance (ND) President Keeps Pushing Boundaries for Good
Ann Bailey Grand Forks Herald (MCT) PARK RIVER, N.D. — Park River Ambulance President Daniel Young pushes boundaries to ensure emergency health services are available not only in his hometown, but across Walsh County. Besides supervising the day-to-day operations of the city’s volunteer ambulance service and overseeing training of its members, Young, a 30-year veteran of the Park River squad, schedules classes and trains first-responders in neighboring Walsh County towns Edinburg, Lankin, Adams, Hoople and Fordville. Young’s outr...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership Best Practices News News Feed Spotlight EMS North Dakota Source Type: news

NIOSH Releases Report on Deadly Appleton (WI) Shooting During EMS Call
Summary of the NIOSH Firefighter Fatality Investigation On May 15, 2019, a career firefighter was killed, and a police officer and a civilian were injured after being shot while on an emergency medical services (EMS) incident involving a patient who overdosed. The firefighter was part of a three-person crew on engine 9321 that was dispatched along with a private ambulance company at approximately 5:30 p.m. to the report of a patient who had a seizure on a public bus at a bus terminal. A police officer was first on scene. The unconscious patient was successfully treated with naloxone on the bus by a paramedic and rega...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News Training EMS Firefighter LODD Wisconsin Source Type: news

NIOSH Releases Report on Deadly Appleton (WI) Shooting During EMS Call
Summary of the NIOSH Firefighter Fatality Investigation On May 15, 2019, a career firefighter was killed, and a police officer and a civilian were injured after being shot while on an emergency medical services (EMS) incident involving a patient who overdosed. The firefighter was part of a three-person crew on engine 9321 that was dispatched along with a private ambulance company at approximately 5:30 p.m. to the report of a patient who had a seizure on a public bus at a bus terminal. A police officer was first on scene. The unconscious patient was successfully treated with naloxone on the bus by a paramedic and rega...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News Training EMS Firefighter LODD Wisconsin Source Type: news