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CONTROVERSY

A controversy erupted recently in Western Colorado when an EMS medical director began insisting EMTs complete an ePCR before leaving a patient at a local emergency department. What do you think?

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

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New Protocol in NY: Make your own change by collecting evidence & taking action

Improving prehospital care is a partnership between providers and medical direction.„Concerns from paramedics and physicians drove changes in„New York protocol, including the introduction of fentanyl as an EMS analgesic.

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

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The Lost Art of Splinting: How to properly immobilize extremities & manage pain

Splinting comes in many forms and. There's both a science and an art to it. Like other skills, the more we splint, the better we get. Should we splint all fractures, sprains, strains, dislocations or soft-tissue injury sites on an extremity?

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

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Divvy Up the Cash: Why we must budget & also share the wealth

Does your volunteer organization struggle to maintain your building, equipment and basic needs? Or do you have so much money you aren't sure how to spend it appropriately, keep members happy and avoid turning into a commercial entity? This article offers a solution for volunteer organizations struggling with not enough or too much money.

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

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In Deep Water

An incident in Florida has raised questions about the response capabilities of EMS crews in Manatee County, Fla.

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

REMSA Tests T3 Mobile Units in Reno

Large crowds in confined areas have always proven difficult for EMS agencies. Maneuvering through a crowd and finding a patient takes precious time.

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

The Last Word: The Ups & Downs of EMS

Featuring: Federal Fools, Feds Fund Squad, Feds Fund One Squad at a Time, Volunteer Squad Must Transport Prisoners, Private Hospital 9/11 Responders Get Benefits and Tax Relief for Volunteers

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

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Controversy: Should Paramedics & EMTs Be Eyes for Police?

Drug testing in EMS has been in the news a lot lately. What are your rights? What about your employer?

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008


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