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Basics & Backups: Critical patient requires airway control & vascular access

Severe hyperthermia proves to be a life-threatening complication of excited delirium syndrome in 50-year-old male drug abuser.

Posted Sunday, March 14, 2010

Police Begin EMS Transport Investigation

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier says a criminal investigation is under way into a senior paramedic's decision not to transport a 2-year-old girl who later died.

Posted Sunday, March 14, 2010

Five Students Injured after Science Experiment Goes bad at Toronto School

Classrooms in the immediate area were evacuated following the explosion.

Posted Thursday, March 11, 2010

Two Indiana Children Rescued from Icy Water

Two girls are recovering in the hospital after falling into the icy waters Wednesday afternoon.

Posted Thursday, March 11, 2010

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Paramedics Hail 'Hero' Boy from Arizona Bus Crash

A bilingual 4th grader hurt in an Arizona bus accident translated from an ambulance stretcher for busy rescue workers as they hurried to set up a triage center.

Posted Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Numerous Injuries in Florida School Bus Crash

Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Ken Ellis says 41 students from West Gadsden High School were on the bus when the driver lost control.

Posted Tuesday, March 9, 2010

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Registering Change: CARES helps EMS improve performance on cardiac arrest calls

CARES registry tracks EMS cardiac resuscitation performance; FICEMS finds states woefully unprepared for flu pandemic; DC Fire & EMS at the center of a wrongful death suit as medical director steps down; and more.

Posted Monday, March 8, 2010

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Pennsylvania Paramedic Dies During Chase for Patient

Officials in Bucks County are investigating the death of a Bensalem paramedic after responding to a call for a men with mental health issues.

Posted Monday, March 8, 2010

Floor Collapse in Florida Hotel Injures Two

Authorities are trying to determine if the wooden floor's collapse is a sign of more serious problems.

Posted Monday, March 8, 2010


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