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Pushing the Body's Limits

While working the medical tent at the finish line of a marathon, a petite, 28-year-old woman is brought in. She's confused, stumbling and slurring her speech. What should you be concerned about, and how should this patient be managed?

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

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Be Aware of Your Blind Spots

The children in this picture were invisible to the driver. Before backing up, walk around your vehicle in the front and back.

Posted Tuesday, June 24, 2008

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A Slow Decline

One medic's decline into a life of alcohol abuse is seemingly well known in the EMS community. Are EMS providers are so busy taking care of patients that they sometimes forget to care for co-workers, family and friends?

Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008

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A Slow Decline

One medic's decline into a life of alcohol abuse is seemingly well known in the EMS community. Are EMS providers are so busy taking care of patients that they sometimes forget to care for co-workers, family and friends?

Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008

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Bike Ride Memorializes Fallen EMS

Posted Monday, May 26, 2008

Workers' Comp for Nebraska First-Responders Fails

Posted Thursday, April 10, 2008

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Rites of Passage

One aspect of professional humor is the rite of passage. If you survive the rite of passage, you re accepted into EMS. If not ...

Posted Thursday, August 30, 2007

Ex-paramedic chief ordered to rehab

BIG BEAR CITY, California - A former paramedic chief for the Fire Department accepted undergoing drug treatment for violating his parole after a sheriff's deputy found methamphetamine in his vehicle during a traffic stop earlier this month.

Posted Wednesday, August 29, 2007

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Union Urges Uniform Drug Testing

Volunteer firefighters and paramedics are not required to take the tests. And union leaders say that is a problem.

Posted Wednesday, August 22, 2007


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