Provider Wellness And Safety
Look in the ambulance at the end of the stadium some Friday night, and there's no telling what you might find: torn-up shoulders, busted ankles, painful hernias. And that's just the paramedics.
State regulators fined the Charleston (S.C.) Fire Department and a furniture store Thursday for violating safety standards in a blaze that killed nine firefighters.
Incidents that are not large enough to be declared MCIs can overwhelm the first units on scene. The keys to success in these situations, just as in large disasters, are good organization and communications.
Paramedics rescued a 14-month-old baby from mounds of garbage in its Milwaukee home. The baby needed 21 minutes of CPR and had a body temperature of 84 degrees when he arrived at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin last week.
We know that training students in clinical procedures is a difficult issue. Even if we ignore the problem of too many students competing for too few procedures, concerns about liability, supervision, reimbursement and technical problems remain.
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Using active compression-decompression CPR with an ITD has been shown to improve 1-year survival from cardiac arrest by 33%.
JEMS Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman attends the series premiere of A&E's new reality show, "Nightwatch."
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