Medical Emergencies

Bioterror Medicine: County Hones Response to Simulated Attack

Tuesday s drill tested Middlesex County s plans for the bulk distribution of medication to thousands of first responders in the event of a bioterror attack.

Posted Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Another AED Save at Sky Harbor

For the second time in two weeks, police officers assigned to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport saved the life of a person using an AED.

Posted Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Boston EMTs: Overdose Rx a `Stupid' Fix; Drug doled out to Hub junkies

Advertising with the glib phrase "Got Narcan? Need a refill?" plastered on the side of its needle exchange vans, the Boston Public Health Commission is stuffing the pockets of Hub junkies with the powerful prescription drug in hopes of countering heroin overdoses. Front-line ambulance workers said giving addicts a powerful overdose remedy is a flat-out "stupid" practice.

Posted Monday, October 22, 2007

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Hundreds of Thousands Evacuated

Does your community have a backup evacuation plan in case of emergencies?

Posted Sunday, October 21, 2007

N.Y. Paramedics Get the EZ-IO

Paramedics with the Town of Tonawanda (N.Y.) Police Department are some of the first units in the state now use the EZ-IO. They also have CPAP.

Posted Thursday, October 18, 2007

Firefighters Put Their Prototype Stretcher to the Test at Kennedy

A trio of current and former city firefighters taking a business trip to promote a lightweight stretcher they invented put it to good use yesterday when a man on their plane suffered a heart attack.

Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Crash Severs a Vital Calif. Artery; Fiery I-5 Pileup Kills Three

The fiery Interstate 5 truck crash that killed at least three people south of Santa Clarita, Calif., has severed the state s main north-south transportation artery for an indefinite period.

Posted Sunday, October 14, 2007

N.C. Health Department Drills for Epidemic

Burke County (N.C.) Health Department and emergency services officials gathered to plan for a potential disease outbreak.

Posted Sunday, October 14, 2007

D.C. Area Ready for Possible Flu Pandemic

With flu season looming, lawmakers and health officials gathered Tuesday to study how prepared the National Capital Region is for the potential outbreak of pandemic influenza.

Posted Wednesday, October 3, 2007


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