Book Review: The Anxiety Management Workbook
Although it is a normal human emotion and an adaptive response to threatening situations, anxiety can feel overwhelming, often trapping us in a loop of automatic thoughts that lead to physiological responses that convince us something is wrong. The result is a host of behaviors that help us avoid anything that triggers our anxiety, but which, over time, only causes it to increase. Moreover, should we reach for something to help us calm down — such as alcohol, a cigarette, or marijuana — it can make our anxiety even worse. Overcoming anxiety, says Renee Mill, takes more than a little practice. In her new book, T...
Source: Psych Central - September 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Anxiety Book Reviews Disorders General Healthy Living Mindfulness Motivation and Inspiration Neuroscience Psychology Relaxation and Meditation Self-Help Treatment anxiety management book anxiety management workbook anxiety work Source Type: news

Arkansas Education Department Awarded $9M Grant For Mental Health Programs
The Arkansas Department of Education announced Wednesday that it has been awarded a $9 million grant from the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration to develop and support school-based mental health programs in the state. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

It ’s Time to Train and Equip EMS Personnel to Respond to Active Threats
Over the past decade we’ve focused a great deal on attention to educating and equipping our law enforcement officers with individual first aid kits (IFAKs). We’ve not only equipped our officers with at least one commercially produced tourniquet and hemostatic dressings, but also trained them to manage severe extremity and junctional bleeding. Although much of the focus has been on law enforcement embracing the self-aid buddy aid (SABA) philosophy, many agencies have overlooked providing the same equipment and training to our EMS and fire department first responders. One reason behind this oversight may be a fla...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - September 19, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mark E.A. Escott, MD, MPH, FACEP, NRP Tags: Training Columns Terrorism & Active Shooter Exclusive Articles Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

A Change of Heart: Perspectives on Patient Care and Technology
Bryon Moore has had a rich and varied career in EMS. He became an EMT in 1979 and received paramedic training at the fabled UCLA Daniel Freeman School for Paramedicine in 1982. He went on to be a paramedic in several systems before becoming the Northern California Clinical Coordinator for American Medical Response (AMR). Bryon then was attracted to helping develop and bring new resuscitation technology to market, working for a variety of medical device companies and launching new products globally. He’s currently VP of EMS Market Development for Defibtech, a company owned by Nihon Kohden, a leading medical devic...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - September 19, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: EMS Insider Exclusive Articles Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Dentsply Sirona World 2018 proves again to be the dental industry ’s must- attend educational event
Unmatched education, cutting-edge technologies and products, plus nonstop entertainment left attendees motivated by what they learned and excited to come again next year CHARLOTTE, NC (Sept. 19, 2018) –As three days of unparalleled educational opportunities and thrilling entertainment options came to a close, attendees left the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando understanding why Dentsply Sirona World remains the premier dental event in the world. “With more than 100 Breakout Sessions, rousing General Sessions, top-tier entertainment and lively social activities, Dentsply Sirona World proved why th...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 19, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the stages of Crohn's disease?
Crohn's disease causes chronic inflammation in the digestive tract. Although Crohn's disease tends to get worse over time, symptoms can vary considerably and may sometimes disappear for weeks or even years. For this reason, doctors usually do not classify Crohn's into different stages. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Crohn's / IBD Source Type: news

Mercy Health lands naming rights for FC Cincinnati training complex
Mercy Health has scored the naming rights for FC Cincinnati ’s planned training complex in Milford. Cincinnati-based Mercy Health, which operates five local hospitals and 16 others in Ohio, declined to disclose how much the system will pay to be the title sponsor.  Construction began this afternoon for the Mercy Health Training Center, which is to cost $30 million. A 30,000-square-foot building is to rise on 24 acres off Lila Avenue (U.S. 50). The site near Interstate 275 in Clermont County is… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Med Students Seek More Gun Violence Prevention Research Med Students Seek More Gun Violence Prevention Research
Medical students held meetings across the United States on Monday and seek to overcome legislative barrier on firearm safety research.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation names winners of $50,000 AI, opioid challenges
Buoy Health ’s chatbot for patient health education and Sober Grid's  social addiction support platform each received top honors after pitching their platforms live at Health 2.0.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 19, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

ASRT donates to hurricane relief effort
The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) said it will donate...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ESR, ASRT expand partnership ASRT announces vacancy rates, awards grants ASRT Foundation, Siemens award travel grants ASRT Foundation awards 2018-2019 scholarships ASRT readies education, training grants (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Excess Polypharmacy a Risk in HF, but Illness the Whole Reason? Excess Polypharmacy a Risk in HF, but Illness the Whole Reason?
' There's something about low education level and low income that drives people into hyperpolypharmacy,'said a researcher.'We think it might have something to do with how people access care. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Does Thinking Burn Calories? Here ’s What the Science Says
You spent Sunday on the couch, skimming your social feeds and watching HGTV. Monday at work was a different story; your job involves creative problem solving and other difficult mental activities. Does the extra brainpower you use at work burn more energy than your Sunday spent watching Fixer Upper reruns? “The basic answer is yes,” says Ewan McNay, an assistant professor of psychology and behavioral neuroscience at the University of Albany. The brain—unlike any other part of the body—runs exclusively on the sugar glucose, and strenuous cognitive activities require more glucose than simple ones, say...
Source: TIME: Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness Source Type: news

NSF announces new measures to protect research community from harassment
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has taken the next steps in its agency-wide effort to ensure the research and learning environments it supports are free from harassment, publishing a term and condition that requires awardee organizations to report findings and determinations of sexual harassment, as well as establishing a secure online portal for submitting harassment notifications. On Sept. 21, 2018, NSF will publish a term and condition for awards, to become effective 30 days ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296610&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - September 19, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Grieving mother went through 33 hours of labour to donate her dead baby's body to science
Kanokrat Suebsakwong heard medical students discussing her dead unborn baby's missing arms and internal organs while it was still inside her womb at a hospital in Chiang Mai in Thailand. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Enhancing Cancer Immunotherapy with Artificial Intelligence
Physicians may soon use artificial intelligence (AI) and medical images to study tumors without a biopsy. The techniques developed to study tumors in this new way are described in the September 1 issue of The Lancet Oncology. Along with helping physicians learn more about tumors without surgery, the new approach should help identify which cancer patients will respond best to cutting-edge immunotherapy treatments. The AI techniques could be useful for “predicting clinical outcomes of patients treated with immunotherapy when validated by further prospective randomized trials,” the authors wrote. Immunotherapy tre...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 19, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Stand Up for Health, successful preconference at the Association of Rural and Small Libraries
On September 12 over 70 library staff members from across the US, including as far as Hawaii gathered for a full day preconference of Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness for Your Community at the Association of Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) in Springfield, IL. The day is divided into four sections: introduction to consumer health health reference health resources, health and wellness programming and outreach with break-out sessions and role-playing. The in-person version of Stand Up for Health meets for a full-day session and uses a Moodle companion site to assist with introductions, and 2 hours of preconference...
Source: The Cornflower - September 19, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Public Libraries ARSL Association of Rural and Small Libraries Consumer Health stand up for health Source Type: news

Could AI Automate Diagnosis ( & Targeted Tx) of Lung Cancer? Could AI Automate Diagnosis ( & Targeted Tx) of Lung Cancer?
Deep-learning neural networks show promise for automating lung cancer classification and for identifying genetic mutations within seconds.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Reminder: #FDA site visit proposal solicitation period for the 2018 Experiential Learning Program is currently OPEN through Wednesday, 9/26/18 @ 12 pm EST. Click the link to find more about the program & to submit your application https://go.usa.gov/xPrum   #MedicalDevicepic.twitter.com/FN1mNN65dD
Reminder: #FDA site visit proposal solicitation period for the 2018 Experiential Learning Program is currently OPEN through Wednesday, 9/26/18 @ 12 pm EST. Click the link to find more about the program & to submit your application https://go.usa.gov/xPrum  #MedicalDevice pic.twitter.com/FN1mNN65dD (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - September 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) Source Type: news

Book Review: The Anxiety Management Manual
Anxiety can feel paralyzing. It can keep us from doing the things we love. It can keep us from pursuing our goals. It can keep us from enjoying our lives. Yet anxiety need not be a roadblock. “Even if you have a genetic tendency for anxiety, or you have been anxious for a long time, it is still possible to make changes,” writes Renee Mill. In her new book, The Anxiety Management Manual: A Therapist Guide for an Effective 10-Session CBT Treatment Program, Mill harnesses a powerful yet succinct treatment program complete with a 4-step procedure to effectively begin the process of stimulating the brain circuitry t...
Source: Psych Central - September 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Anxiety Book Reviews Disorders General Memory and Perception Mindfulness Motivation and Inspiration Neuroscience Psychology Relaxation and Meditation Self-Help Stress anxiety management book anxiety management manual Source Type: news

There ’ s still time to be amazed by the Impossible Garden
The Impossible Garden is a set of experimental sculptures, by Bristol artist Luke Jerram, inspired by visual phenomena. The exhibition, open to the public until Sunday 25 November at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden, aims to enhance our understanding of vision. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths; Press Release Source Type: news

Multi-system balance training reduces injurious fall risk in Parkinson's disease - A randomized trial - Wong-Yu ISK, Mak MKY.
The objective of present study was to determine whether multi-system bala... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Readability of sports injury and prevention patient education materials from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons website - Minoughan C, Schumaier A, Kakazu R, Grawe B.
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the readability of 114 Sports Injury and Prevention patient education materials provided by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). METHODS: We evaluated all articles written in En... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

First-Year Medical Students Receive Their White Coats
On September 15, 92 members of the Geisel School of Medicine Class of 2022 gathered with faculty, family, and friends for the school’s annual White Coat ceremony to don the symbol of their new profession. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - September 19, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Susan Green Tags: Education Events News Video class of 2022 White Coat White Coat Ceremony Source Type: news

FDA launches campaign to stop teens from vaping
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to take the message that vaping is dangerous directly to teens where they spend the most time — at school and online.  The FDA is launching an education campaign aimed at stopping the “epidemic” use of e-cigarettes by minors, the agency said in a statement, noting that in 2017 more than 2 million middle and high school students were current users of e-cigarettes.   “This use by children and teens is especially concerning to the FDA because… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

FDA launches campaign to stop teens from vaping
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to take the message that vaping is dangerous directly to teens where they spend the most time — at school and online.  The FDA is launching an education campaign aimed at stopping the “epidemic” use of e-cigarettes by minors, the agency said in a statement, noting that in 2017 more than 2 million middle and high school students were current users of e-cigarettes.   “This use by children and teens is especially concerning to the FDA because… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

E-Cigarette Warnings Coming To High School Bathrooms Nationwide
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration will stage a massive education campaign aimed at the nearly 10.7 million teens at risk for e-cigarette use and potential addiction, the agency said Tuesday. For the first time, the agency will take the message that vaping is dangerous into high school bathrooms and social media feeds of those at-risk youth to stop what the FDA calls an epidemic of e-cigarette use by minors. The trend was flagged in a 2016 report from the US surgeon general, which cited a 900% increase in e-cigarette use by high school students between 2011 to 2015. More than 2 million...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News e-cigarettes FDA vaping Source Type: news

Anorexic woman Kristina Karyagina who weighs just 38lbs
WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: Kristina Karyagina, from Barnaul in south-central Russia, was warned by a specialist the only way of being cured is by learning to laugh at herself. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whales And Navy Sonar
The Navy is rolling out its latest plan to manage wildlife in training waters. After years of legal battles, some environmentalists worry the Navy is backsliding in its latest plan. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Steve Walsh Source Type: news

Adolescence: How to Help Teenagers Embrace Stress
Stretching beyond familiar limits doesn ’ t always feel good, but growing and learning — the keys to school and much of life — can ’ t happen any other way. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LISA DAMOUR Tags: Anxiety and Stress Psychology and Psychologists Education (K-12) Teenagers and Adolescence Emotions Parenting Source Type: news

Nigeria:Rotary Club, Lasuth Begin Cleft Lip Palate Surgical Mission
[Guardian] A group in the United States, the Alliance for Smile alongside Rotary International in partnership with the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) on Tuesday kicked off a free five-day surgery procedure and care for indigent patients with cleft lip and palate medical conditions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

ISCT: Machine-learning FFR-CT expedites heart evaluation
Machine-learning fractional flow reserve CT (FFR-CT) may help clinicians overcome...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FFR-CT algorithm guides management of revascularization 3D printing lowers risk and cost of testing FFR-CT Machine learning improves FFR-CT for coronary ischemia Prototype FFR-CT software shows high accuracy vs. invasive FFR Noninvasive FFR-CT equals cardiac cath for stenosis assessment (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Why Should I Care About the History of Medicine? Why Should I Care About the History of Medicine?
This editorial explores the importance of learning about the history of medicine and how it can improve modern wound treatment.Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Glioblastoma Knowledge Shot Glioblastoma Knowledge Shot
On August 25th, 2018, Senator John McCain died after battling with glioblastoma. Here is a quick look at what makes glioblastomas so deadly.Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Commentary Source Type: news

UA study reveals Arizona EMTs face 39-percent greater risk of suicide
(University of Arizona Health Sciences) UA medical student creates resiliency website for emergency workers and develops partnership with forest firefighters to measure its effectiveness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New insight into aging
(McGill University) Researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) of McGill University examined the effects of aging on neuroplasticity in the primary auditory cortex, the part of the brain that processes auditory information. Neuroplasticity refers to the brain's ability to modify its connections and function in response to environmental demands, an important process in learning. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Heartbeat paces learning
(University of Jyv ä skyl ä - Jyv ä skyl ä n yliopisto) The processing of external information varies during the phases of the cardiac cycle, shows a new study from the University of Jyv ä skyl ä . (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nucleation a boon to sustainable nanomanufacturing
(Washington University in St. Louis) Young-Shin Jun, professor of energy, environmental& chemical engineering in the School of Engineering& Applied Science, and Quingun Li, a former doctoral student in her lab, are the first to measure the activation energy and kinetic factors of calcium carbonate's nucleation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 19, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

College students have unequal access to reliable technology, study finds
(Indiana University) Smartphones and laptops seem ubiquitous at US universities, but there is still a 'digital divide,' with some students less likely than others to have consistent access to reliable technology, according to a study co-authored by an Indiana University sociologist. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

XACT Brings in Funding and CE Mark for Robotics Navigation System
XACT Robotics has received CE mark for its robotics navigation steering system. On top of that, the Caesarea, Israel-based company has raised about $5 million in a series C round. How’s that for being efficient? The company said the funds will mainly be used for the launch and operation of seven Centers of Excellence in the US, Europe, and Israel, where the company expects that hundreds of clinical procedures will be conducted within the next 12 months with the XACT robotic navigation and steering system. The XACT robotics system is currently approved and being used for CT-guided percutaneous procedures i...
Source: MDDI - September 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Decades later, man meets the UCLA doctor who saved his life
It ’s 1970 and 10-month-old Maurice Elias lay in a hospital bed in the pediatric intensive care unit dangerously malnourished, at just 14 pounds, and with a severe infection in his mouth. The antibiotics that doctors at UCLA had been using to treat Maurice, who had been born without a functional immu ne system, were no longer working.The only way Maurice was going to survive was a bone marrow transplant.“If we couldn't find a way to give Maurice a working immune system, he was going to die. And the only way to do so was with a risky transplant that could be fatal, too,” said Dr. Richard Stiehm, the UCLA d...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

FDA Expands Strategies for Safer Opioid Prescribing FDA Expands Strategies for Safer Opioid Prescribing
The FDA announced today that it will be enlisting several new strategies to improve provider education about opioids as well as informing patients about the risks associated with opioid use.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Infographic: Cancer clinical trials
Learn more about the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com? (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 19, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Burnout common amongst US doctors, study shows
Physicians with low empathy at highest risk Related items fromOnMedica Joined-up approach needed to recruit overseas doctors Better assessment of doctors in training will cut burden Scotland to introduce legal requirement on NHS staffing Study shows why GPs quit patient care Over a third of nursing posts earmarked for cuts (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Learn to speak up in primary care
A new e-learning module for speaking up is now available for all staff working in primary care. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Would Your Reps Pass The Empathy Test?
Make no mistake about it, the role of the pharmaceutical sales representative is in flux. But, then, when has it not been?In truth, looking at today ’s small, data-fueled sales forces, it’s hard to conceive that back in the early nineties more than 100,000 pharma reps were plying their trade in the US alone.Back then, the name of the game was – in reductive terms – to flog as many blockbuster drugs to healthcare professionals (HCPs) as possible. Ok, it was always much more nuanced than that, but it never approached the complexity of today’s environment, where reps are increasingly expected to ...
Source: EyeForPharma - September 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ross Davies Source Type: news

Future pharmacists dedicate themselves to serving patients
The School of Pharmacy's newest cohort of PharmD students donned white coats and took the Oath of a Pharmacist at the 2018 White Coat Ceremony, committing themselves to a lifetime of learning and patient care. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - September 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Levi Gadye Source Type: news

‘A precious sense of belonging’: Learning to evaluate the communities we live in
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - September 18, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

New Program in New York Aims to Ease EMT Shortage Resulting from Replacing State Certification with National
  PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (WCAX) When you need them-- you need them in seconds. "People don't call 911 because they are having great days. They call 911 at some of the lowest points in their life," said Bryse Taylor, a paramedic student. "Basically it's like bringing the emergency department to the patient now, rather than picking up the patient and running them to the emergency department," said Bruce Barry, the paramedic program director. It's alarming when you hear that there are only 113 paramedics serving five counties across the North Country-- that's over 6,500-square miles responsibl...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 18, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Kelly O'Brien (WCAX) Tags: News News Videos Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

New Program in New York Aims to Ease EMT Shortage Resulting from Replacing State Certification with National
  PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (WCAX) When you need them-- you need them in seconds. "People don't call 911 because they are having great days. They call 911 at some of the lowest points in their life," said Bryse Taylor, a paramedic student. "Basically it's like bringing the emergency department to the patient now, rather than picking up the patient and running them to the emergency department," said Bruce Barry, the paramedic program director. It's alarming when you hear that there are only 113 paramedics serving five counties across the North Country-- that's over 6,500-square miles responsibl...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - September 18, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Kelly O'Brien (WCAX) Tags: News News Videos Administration and Leadership Source Type: news