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Safety A.S.A.P.

They say necessity is the mother of invention. And every change or burst of creativity begins with the identification of a problem and the opportunity to do something to fix it. A conference held in southwestern Pennsylvania in October 2005 sparked the creation of one of the most talked about ambulance safety initiatives in the state.

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

Sharing Patient Information with POLICE

EMS providers are often asked to provide information about their patients to law enforcement. Although this information may help the police perform their duties, federal privacy regulations significantly restrict what information health-care providers can give to law enforcement and under what circumstances.

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

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October Research Review

In this issue_s Research Review, JEMS author Elizabeth A. Criss discusses several studies, including two that address the injuries received from improvised explosive devices and kitesurfing.

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

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Taking It to the Streets

Since July 2004, the Children ARE Safe (CARES) Safety Centerƒa 40-foot safety-education vehicle designed as a house-on-wheelsƒhas visited schools and community events to teach more than 6,000 people how to prevent injuries in the home.

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

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Kitesurfing

Do you know the injuries most often associated with kitesurfing?

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

Concept Mapping

This month, I'll take you through how to create an effective concept map of calls or continuing education issues and use them to document competency and provide an alternative training method.

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

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Surge Capacity

A disproportionate number of federal and state grants are allocated to fire services, with EMS getting a small share of what's left. What happens when the unthinkable occurs and all resources are already deployed?

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

Cool' New Treatment

Professional football player Kevin Everett escaped paralysis, likely thanks to a prehospital induced hypothermia, which was started in the Rural/Metro ambulance that took him off the field.

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

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New CPR

A Purdue University professor says researchers found "only rhythmic abdominal compressions" (OAC-CPR) to be more efficient than current chest compression CPR.

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008


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