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Sleep Deprivation Study Details Effects of Shiftwork in EMS

A report on sleep deprivation released by the IAFC and USFA should profoundly affect EMS agencies in the way they fill staffing needs in the future.

Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2007

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Sleep Deprivation Study Details Effects of Shiftwork in EMS

A report on sleep deprivation released by the IAFC and USFA should profoundly affect EMS agencies in the way they fill staffing needs in the future.

Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Legislation Would Require Defibrillators at Sports Facilities

A Norwalk, Conn., doctor is working with AHA on legislation that would require defibrillators at sports facilities.

Posted Monday, November 5, 2007

Memphis F.D. Equips Recruits with LifeShirts; Equipment Transmits Wearer's Vital Signs

Memphis F.D. spends $300,000 to purchase 80 LifeShirts that wirelessly transmit heart and respiration rates and skin temperature in real time.

Posted Wednesday, October 31, 2007

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 Thursday, October 25, 2007

$175,000 Awarded to Family of Dropped Oklahoma Patient

A judge this week awarded $175,000 to the family of an Oklahoma woman dropped by ambulance workers.

Posted Thursday, October 25, 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 Tuesday, October 23, 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 Friday, October 19, 2007

Paramedic wounded in Denver robbery

A Denver paramedic was shot after being confronted by robbery suspects as he wrote down their license plate.

Posted Thursday, October 18, 2007


 

 

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