Results of a survey of EMS medical directors (“the Eagles Coalition”) to ascertain their epinephrine dosing protocols in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest addressing dosing, method of administration and distinction of heart rhythms.
The Incident Command System is one of the better inventions in modern emergency care, and its beauty is its ability to expand according to the situation's speed, size and severity. But you have to practice it to be able to embrace it when the moment that never is supposed to happen...happens.
Highlighting what went well and the lessons learned from a call during Hurricane Florence, after a tree fell on a house, trapping the family inside the rubble.
Understanding ideal crew configuration is vital to maintain EMS systems from a financial, legal and patient care perspective. This article gives an overview of the evidence as well as the cost implications for different combinations of providers.
Given the current cultural, economic and politcal climate, healthcare and EMS is ripe for significant transformation.
In part two of a two-part article on the importance of using and trusting your tools for ET tube confirmation, the authors discuss the unfortunate legal consequences patient care providers can face should they fail to confirm tube placement.
The opioid crisis is a population health issue impacting lives in nearly every community across the country. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and public safety first responders are on the front line of treating these overdose patients.
The tools and technologies available to help EMS ensure successful airway management to avoid the unfortunate legal consequences patient care providers can face when they fail to use the tools and technologies available to confirm tube placement.
An exclusive EMScapades comic published by JEMS, October 2018.
Firefighter/paramedic Andrew Needum writes about Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 on April 17, 2018, when Jennifer Riordan was pulled halfway outside of an airplane window just 20 minutes into the flight.