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Park River Ambulance (ND) President Keeps Pushing Boundaries for Good

The North Dakota Emergency Medical Services Association recognized Daniel Young as the NDEMS Provider of the Year.

The Child in Status Epilepticus Dilemma

The article discusses a case of a child in status epilepticus where the mother refuses the administration of diazepam.

Too Hot to Handle: Prehospital Stabilization of the Burn Patient

January 25, 2021 - 1 PM EST / 12 PM CST / 10 AM PST / 6 PM GMT

Delivered in a logical and pragmatic format, this presentation delivers case studies to highlight the role of EMS in the stabilization of the burn patient including discussion of initial triage, fluid resuscitation, intubation decisions, inhalation injuries and treatment interventions. Emergent care and stabilization of the patient with a thermal injury can determine both short-term and long-term outcomes, including survivability. Vivid photographs and interactive slides complement this session.

Please join us for this event sponsored by Columbia Southern University.

PWW Inclusion Initiative Announced

Page, Wolfberg & Wirth will donate pro bono legal services to assist startup EMS entrepreneurs in Black, minority and historically disadvantaged communities.

Rapid Infusion Techniques for Prehospital Whole Blood Transfusions

Follow these best practices to fully put into practice the concepts of damage control resuscitation by infusing the patient with the life-saving treatment of whole blood with the most rapid infusion techniques available.

New EMS Textbook First to Include COVID-19 Training

The Emergency Medical Responder: Training and Succeeding as an EMT/EMR is the first textbook of its kind to include COVID-19 considerations.

EMS Sleep and Teamwork Study in Need of Participants

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh seek to improve our understanding of sleep and teamwork in EMS by following hundreds of EMS personnel.
The photo shows a student being examined by a preceptor.

What Is the Point of Practicum?

Author Radu Venter explains why clear delineations must be made between paramedic students and teachers.
Manchester, CT

Manchester (CT) to Look at Data on Racial Disparities

After declaring racism a public health crisis over the summer, the Board of Directors will revisit that discussion this week when the town's Office of Budget and Research presents an analysis of key figures and data that can help guide the town in any initiatives it pursues related to racial disparities.

The Ambulance Science Podcast: Four-Minute Response Times

Scot Phelps and Maria Werner discuss barriers to best practices, the lack of state or national volunteer support organizations, the lack of an innovative mindset in EMS, and Subaru Forester ambulances.