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Meet Narcan: The amazing drug that helps save overdose patients

They wake the unconscious, cure the very ill and even rescue patients from death_s door. They_re miracle drugs, and thousands of ambulance services across the country carry them. For those onlookers and new EMS providers who see a patient wake up from a deep, unconscious state, it_s a captivating experience. The most common of these drugs is dextrose. But there_s anotherƒMeet Narcan.

Posted Friday, August 1, 2008

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The Green Machine

Emergency response vehicles represent one of the most significant costs for local governments. Most agencies demand 24-hour coverage, requiring long service hours for vehicles.

Posted Thursday, July 31, 2008

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The Return of Tourniquets: Original research evaluates the effectiveness of prehospital tourniquets for civilian penetrating extremity injuries

This article describes the patients who had the prehospital tourniquets applied, examines the appropriateness of tourniquet application and reports on the effectiveness of prehospital tourniquets on multiple patient outcomes.

Posted Wednesday, July 30, 2008

PATCAR Study Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

Posted Saturday, July 26, 2008

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Ryan White Notification Law Repealed

Posted Saturday, July 26, 2008

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Words from the Wise: Female EMS leaders share their perspectives

These 13 women have had effective leadership roles in EMS. They respond to our survey about their experiences in the field.

Posted Saturday, July 26, 2008

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The Ins and Outs of Patient Meds: Knowing about common medications leads to improved patient care

This article provides an overview of common patient medications and a focus on their relevance to prehospital care.

Posted Saturday, July 26, 2008

Manhattan MCI: Report from the pile of a crane collapse

There's no way to prepare for such a horrific event as the West Nickel Mines school shooting. But read the following for the lessons learned by the responders.

Posted Saturday, July 26, 2008






 

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