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Provider Wellness And Safety

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 Tuesday, October 30, 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 Wednesday, October 24, 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 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

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

Paramedic wounded in Denver robbery

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

Posted Wednesday, October 17, 2007

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JEMS in the News

Adding to the citations of JEMS in academic journals and industry reports are two recent articles that cite the journal when analyzing trends in prehospital care and safety.

Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2007

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How a CPR Change is Saving More Lives

A change two years ago in CPR methods has improved survival rates and made people more likely to perform the lifesaving intervention.

Posted Monday, October 15, 2007

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Cervical Immobilization at the Expense of Proper Airway Management

Are we so concerned with cervical immobilization in trauma patients that we neglect -- at a far greater cost -- proper airway management?

Posted Thursday, October 11, 2007


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