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Mike Lipkin_s 10 Strategies for ˙Keeping the FlameÓ

If there was a unifying concept behind this year_s Fire-Rescue International (FRI), it was support and safety.„ Keynote presenter Mike Lipkin walked the audience through 10 strategies for ˙keeping the flame,Ó noting that ˙when the fire dies down, the predators creep in.Ó

Posted Tuesday, August 28, 2007

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Skating on Thin Ice

Philadelphia Fire Department Paramedic Ken Lee was playing goalie during an ice hockey game on June 9, 2004 when an opposing player collided into him, causing him to lose his balance and fall on the ice hard enough to leave a mark on his mask. Within hours, Lee was in the critical care unit (CCU) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) -- attached to a machine to assist his heart and on the list to receive a transplant.

Posted Tuesday, August 28, 2007

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Hawaiian-Style Recruitment

Honolulu is more than just surf; it's also home to a Junior Paramedic Program that has successfully completed its third year and helped advance the presence of„EMS as a respected profession.

Posted Thursday, August 23, 2007

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Psychiatric Patient Assaults

How do you lower your risk of becoming a victim of a patient attack? A recent study describes the precipitants of assault and offers strategies to help avoid conflict with mentally ill patients.

Posted Thursday, August 23, 2007

Safety is Still Personal

Regardless of department policy, procedures, guidelines, education and training, and adequate tools to do the job - Safety is Still Personal. Follow policy and use tools correctly each and every time.

Posted Thursday, August 23, 2007

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Psychiatric Patient Assaults

How do you lower your risk of becoming a victim of a patient attack? A recent study describes the precipitants of assault and offers strategies to help avoid conflict with mentally ill patients.

Posted Thursday, August 23, 2007

Safety is Still Personal

Regardless of department policy, procedures, guidelines, education and training, and adequate tools to do the job - Safety is Still Personal. Follow policy and use tools correctly each and every time.

Posted Thursday, August 23, 2007

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Multifunction Airway Training Manikin

Paramedic students need to practice techniques and be able to identify landmarks in actual patients based on what they see in the manikin. The new Adult Deluxe Airway Management Head from Simulaids offers realistic anatomical landmarks with the ability to practice all BLS and ALS airway adjuncts.

Posted Wednesday, August 22, 2007

In a heartbeat: EMTs find their own reasons to sign up for a job where reaction time is everything

Divine Savior Healthcare paramedic Matthew Graf doesn't consider himself high-strung, but he has been known to regularly jump straight out of his chair when telephones, pagers or fax machines go off in his immediate vicinity.

Posted Wednesday, August 22, 2007


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