Telecommunicator CPR has been shown to be an effective intervention to improve survivability from OHCA, and it's an untapped, underutilized multiplier of potential for successful resuscitation.
Over the past eight years, government and non-profit organizations have developed mobile app initiatives to bridge the gap between a cardiac arrest event and the arrival of a traditional prehospital response.
Use of a bundled approach to CPR and post-resuscitation care that includes one or more interventions known to reduce reperfusion injury is essential.
The State of the Future of Resuscitation supplement presents the proceedings and recommendations from the conference of the same name, which was held in September 2018 in Oakland, California, and where the International Resuscitation Collaborative identified six areas within an optimal bundle of OHCA care where new interventions have been developed and have been shown to synergistically improve neurologically favorable survival rates.
An exclusive EMScapades comic published by JEMS, February 7, 2019.
There’s been a lot of discussion on whether EMTs and paramedics should be required to have postsecondary degrees, but compensation mechanisms, the healthcare industry and leadership attitudes add to the complexity of the discussion.
Research on extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) by emergency physicians in the Twin Cities will soon expand in scope, as researchers work to develop a self-sustaining, community resource model that includes mobile ECMO response teams, with the overall goal of reducing the time from 9-1-1 to ECPR delivery.
EMS lawyer Doug Wolfberg weighs in with his analysis on the recent firearm conceal/carry law passed in the Virginia state senate and being debated across the country by EMS and fire personnel and agencies.
With Atlanta hosting the big game this year, AMR Georgia is urging all sports fans to be on the same team when it comes to safety and remember that fans don’t let fans drive drunk.
After more than two years of stakeholder and public input, the NHTSA released its "EMS Agenda 2050."