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Poison Control Deduces Cause of Patient's Coma

An ED staff mistakes alcohol-related hepatic encephalopathy for a toxin-induced coma, emphasizing the need to perform thorough assessments and history-taking.

Posted Monday, January 4, 2010

D.C. Medics Flee From Ambulance as Patient Becomes Violent

He says that after the patient became violent, the crew got out of the ambulance and radioed for police.

Posted Monday, January 4, 2010

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Tucson Woman Arrested, Gave 2 Kids Insulin to Stop Crying

Authorities say woman is being held on $1 million bond after being jailed on charges of attempted first degree murder.

Posted Thursday, December 24, 2009

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American Ambulance Association Begins Training on Invisible Bracelet Information

"Too many times, we don't have the information to help us treat the patients correctly," says James Finger, president of the American Ambulance Association, the largest network of emergency medical service providers.

Posted Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Virginia School Worker Survives Heart Attack with Medics and STEMI Alert

Squad medic Buddy Hopkins quickly contacted UVA Medical Center, setting off a STEMI Alert.

Posted Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Odor Hospitalizes 5 in Connecticut

A portion of Route 1 in Waterford was shut down Monday morning following reports of a gas leak. Five people had to be transported to Lawrence and Memorial Hospital.

Posted Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Australian Woman Impaled on Fence Waits 47 Minutes for EMS

Kim Broadbent was injured after trying to climb over a steel fence on a friend's property at Yarrawonga on Tuesday.

Posted Thursday, December 17, 2009

Hydrochloric Acid Leak Sends 22 Employees to Hospital

Several ambulances were dispatched and Tri-Township Fire Protection District crews responded.

Posted Wednesday, December 16, 2009

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Boston School Gas Leak Sends 33 Students to Hospital

A spokeswoman for emergency medical services says 33 students were taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Posted Tuesday, December 15, 2009


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