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Sharing Patient Information with POLICE

EMS providers are often asked to provide information about their patients to law enforcement. Although this information may help the police perform their duties, federal privacy regulations significantly restrict what information health-care providers can give to law enforcement and under what circumstances.

Posted Saturday, July 26, 2008

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October Research Review

In this issue_s Research Review, JEMS author Elizabeth A. Criss discusses several studies, including two that address the injuries received from improvised explosive devices and kitesurfing.

Posted Saturday, July 26, 2008

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Taking It to the Streets

Since July 2004, the Children ARE Safe (CARES) Safety Centerƒa 40-foot safety-education vehicle designed as a house-on-wheelsƒhas visited schools and community events to teach more than 6,000 people how to prevent injuries in the home.

Posted Saturday, July 26, 2008

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Kitesurfing

Do you know the injuries most often associated with kitesurfing?

Posted Saturday, July 26, 2008

Concept Mapping

This month, I'll take you through how to create an effective concept map of calls or continuing education issues and use them to document competency and provide an alternative training method.

Posted Saturday, July 26, 2008

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Surge Capacity

A disproportionate number of federal and state grants are allocated to fire services, with EMS getting a small share of what's left. What happens when the unthinkable occurs and all resources are already deployed?

Posted Saturday, July 26, 2008

Cool' New Treatment

Professional football player Kevin Everett escaped paralysis, likely thanks to a prehospital induced hypothermia, which was started in the Rural/Metro ambulance that took him off the field.

Posted Saturday, July 26, 2008

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New CPR

A Purdue University professor says researchers found "only rhythmic abdominal compressions" (OAC-CPR) to be more efficient than current chest compression CPR.

Posted Saturday, July 26, 2008

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PCP Not for Me

Is it true that providers won't walk into a PCP's office unless they're taking a chest-pain patient to the hospital.

Posted Saturday, July 26, 2008


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