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Audit Finds Safety Shortcomings at Austin EMS Agency

EMS chief wishes the audit had better recognized "the dozens of efforts" the agency has made to improve employee safety.

Posted Friday, March 1, 2013

Christus Spohn Hospital donates money to Corpus Christi Fire Department for five defibrillators

When medics arrived, Bill Gregorcyk had no pulse. They started CPR and then tried a portable defibrillator. On the second try, Gregorcyk had a heartbeat.

Posted Tuesday, February 26, 2013

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EMS Medical Leaders Present 55 Rapid-Fire Lectures

EMS medical directors from 60 of the largest population centers in the U.S. and London featured timely topics that EMS agencies and provider now, or in the immediate future will face.

Posted Monday, February 25, 2013

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Drowning in Information … Starved for Knowledge

ZOLL introduces a revolutionary reporting system & pledges to safely share patient data across devices in an effort to give physicians critical real-time information.

Posted Friday, February 22, 2013

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Communication Is Key for EMS Response to Active Shooter Incidents

Does EMS go in during an active shooter event? If so, under what conditions? Top EMS docs discuss these questions at the Eagles conference.

Posted Thursday, February 21, 2013

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Is Coding of Penetrating & Blunt Trauma Arrest Patients Warranted?

Corey Slovis, MD, FACP, FACEP, FAAEM, tells colleagues he feels a position paper is warranted to reduce or stop the unnecessary resuscitation of selected, severely traumatized patients.

Posted Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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Alcohol Cases Significantly Tax EMS Systems

Denver EMS units answer 85,000 calls annually, with many of their responses involve patients with alcohol use and abuse.

Posted Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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Expert Advises Medical Directors to Prepare for Nuclear Incidents

John White, CNMT, Chair of the North Texas Radiation Response Group, updated the Eagles Coalition on what would/could happen if a nuclear device was detonated in a large metropolitan center.

Posted Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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News and Updates from the 2013 Eagle Creek Retreat in Dallas, Texas

JEMS Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman reports from the annual EMS State of the Sciences Conference in Dallas, Texas.

Posted Wednesday, February 20, 2013


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