Airway & Respiratory

An EMS unit receives a call to evaluate an ill person. On arrival, the crew finds a man in a third-floor bedroom of a big home. His complaint is shortness of breath, and he's noted to be a very large patient, lying on a very large bed. He's unable to move out of the bedroom, stating his size does not allow him to move through the doorway. He has bathroom access through a doorway that has been crudely widened by carving out one side of the door frame. He says he has no known medical problems but adds that he hasn't seen a physician in about 30 years.
Ambulances & Vehicle Ops

An EMS unit receives a call to evaluate an ill person. On arrival, the crew finds a man in a third-floor bedroom of a big home. His complaint is shortness of breath, and he's noted to be a very large patient, lying on a very large bed. He's unable to move out of the bedroom, stating his size does not allow him to move through the doorway. He has bathroom access through a doorway that has been crudely widened by carving out one side of the door frame. He says he has no known medical problems but adds that he hasn't seen a physician in about 30 years.
Ambulances & Vehicle Ops

Review of: Ecollan, P, Collet JP, Boon G, et al: "Pre-hospital detection of acute myocardial infarction with ultra-rapid human fatty acid-binding protein (H-FABP) immunoassay." International Journal of Cardiology. In Press. Nov 9, 2006.
Ambulances & Vehicle Ops

Review of: Ecollan, P, Collet JP, Boon G, et al: "Pre-hospital detection of acute myocardial infarction with ultra-rapid human fatty acid-binding protein (H-FABP) immunoassay." International Journal of Cardiology. In Press. Nov 9, 2006.
Administration and Leadership

Every month we read about EMTs and paramedics who are injured or killed while working on the job. Sometimes, EMS personnel are injured or killed when the vehicle in which they re riding to a call becomes involved in a crash. An EMS worker could be killed while on scene at a domestic violence call. In some cases, the EMS provider who did something stupid or recklessness with knowledge that what they were doing could hurt them, their partner or someone else is clearly at fault.
Administration and Leadership

Every month we read about EMTs and paramedics who are injured or killed while working on the job. Sometimes, EMS personnel are injured or killed when the vehicle in which they re riding to a call becomes involved in a crash. An EMS worker could be killed while on scene at a domestic violence call. In some cases, the EMS provider who did something stupid or recklessness with knowledge that what they were doing could hurt them, their partner or someone else is clearly at fault.