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Ferno Cot Concerns

If your service uses Ferno 35X PROFlexX stretchers, take a look at their frames for cracks, deformities, metal shavings or bent support arms in the X-frame area. Ferno advises customers with 35X PROFlexX cots with serial numbers between 06-002156 and 07-054091 (showing they were manufactured between Jan. 17, 2006, and Aug. 16, 2007) to discontinue the use of any cot showing such signs and to contact the company. (Current Ferno model 35X production units are not affected.)

Ferno released the advice Aug. 11, four days after Massachusetts EMS issued an


A First Responder's Guide to Ebola

There are several things to think about when considering the treatment of an Ebola patient in the back of an ambulance in the traditional EMS setting.

Serving the Psychological Needs of Your Employees

How does your agency help employees cope with the traumas and stressors of EMS?

Pro Bono: Privacy within Mass Casualty Incidents

HIPAA compliancy in MCIs is challenging but feasible.

Medical Waste Not as Dangerous as its Stigma Suggests

Regulations are disproportionate to the risks involved.

Readers Sound Off About Glove Use After Patient Care

How often are you susceptible to potentially unclean surfaces?

Document On-the-Job Assault and Harassment

Be your own advocate.

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