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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 Friday, August 24, 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 Friday, August 24, 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 Thursday, August 23, 2007

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Union Urges Uniform Drug Testing

Volunteer firefighters and paramedics are not required to take the tests. And union leaders say that is a problem.

Posted Thursday, August 23, 2007

Family shares, cares for community

Emergency care is a family affair at the Gaul household in Washington Twp.

Posted Thursday, August 23, 2007

ÎBrilliantÌ Clipboard

Whether youÌre keeping notes at a nighttime MCI or just obtaining the signature on a 3 a.m. refusal form, lighting your clipboard can be an irritating challenge.

Posted Thursday, August 23, 2007

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Document in the Dark

Having trouble seeing your keyboard in the dark? The Eclipse II Illuminated Keyboard by Saitek can be a colorful solution.

Posted Thursday, August 23, 2007

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Get Patients Sorted & Protected

MCIs during cold and other inclement weather add another critical concern for the medical sector commander. Although triaging, treating and transporting duties will keep you busy enough, you donÌt want bad weather conditions to add would-be survivors to the casualty count.

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 Thursday, August 23, 2007






 

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