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Perilous Fall

EMTs and paramedics from the Oklahoma City Fire Department (OCFD) and Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) treat a fall victim at a construction site.

Posted Monday, September 8, 2008

Semi vs. Bridge

Orland (Ind.) Community Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a semi-versus-bridge incident, where bystanders had reported being unable to find the driver.

Posted Monday, September 8, 2008

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Worth a Thousand Words: How a single photo from a camera phone can ruin a career

EMS agencies need to create photography polices that specifically include camera and video phones due to their increasing prevalence.

Posted Monday, September 8, 2008

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Lawnmowers: A resuscitation standard anybody can use

Matthew Cupp received a surprise award in March for initiating CPR on a popular 52-year-old coworker.

Posted Monday, September 8, 2008

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The Last Ride

EMTs and paramedics speak about their involvement before, during and after the collapse of the World Trade Center (WTC) on 9/11.

Posted Monday, September 8, 2008

The Dysfunction Test: The biggest symptoms of inefficiency & unrest

EMS systems are measured by their save rate on out-of-hospital cardiac arrests and by their response times. These are things that can be measured. But what about things we don't traditionally measure in our systems?

Posted Monday, September 8, 2008

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No Fools at Henry County FD

Featuring: No Fools at Henry County FD, Red Tape Hobbles Volunteer Group, and Female Medic Wins Silver Star

Posted Monday, September 8, 2008

The Revolving Data Door

The deficiency of patient-outcome data has been haunting EMS systems for decades and needs to be addressed to enable us to close the loop on the care of prehospital patients.

Posted Monday, September 8, 2008

Power of Prediction: "Of each particular thing, ask: 'What is it in itself, in its own construction?'" -Marcus Aurelius

Do we need to experience patterns to truly understand them before we make reliable predictions for patients based on patterns?

Posted Monday, September 8, 2008


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