International Prehospital Medicine Institute Literature Review, October 2021

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The group's mission is to provide up-to-date education at an affordable cost to those who provide medical care in the prehospital setting.
The EMS Handoff

The EMS Handoff: After the Fall with Bradley, Eric and David

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After a short break, Bradley, Eric and David come back together behind the EMS Handoff microphones to discuss those common lift assist calls.
A Western Diamondback is seen in this undated file photo.

Burns and Bites and Stings, Oh My!

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Kaitlyn O’Malley, NRP, examines some not-so-common injuries EMS providers may encounter in the field.
Natick EMS team Michael Salvucci, Eric Williamson, Jovany Salazar, Ryan Mooney and Michael Quilty were honored for making a life-saving call to the hospital when a patient was experiencing severe chest pain.

Natick (MA) EMTs Honored for Response to Severe Heart Attack

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MetroWest Medical Center recently honored an emergency medical services team from Natick for excellence in prehospital care.
Figure 1: Intraoperative view showing the attached comb plate of the escalator with its hook-like design preventing extrication of the patient from the escalator.

Pediatric Upper Extremity Escalator Entrapment

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The authors present a case involving a recent entrapment of an 18-month-old child in an escalator.
A closeup of a beam scale in New York.

Study: Childhood Obesity in U.S. Accelerated during Pandemic

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A new study ties the COVID-19 pandemic to an “alarming” increase in obesity in U.S. children and teenagers.
The EMS Handoff

The EMS Handoff: Delayed Sequence Intubation with Jason Haag

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Eric and Bradley are joined in the EMS Handoff Studio to discuss the process of delayed sequence intubation.
FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 file photo, a police officer holds a box of Narcan, a drug used to treat opioid overdoses, that the department officers carry in their patrol vehicles in Jackson Township, Butler County, Pa.

Cumberland County (NC) Offering Free Narcan

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Free Narcan is now available at the Cumberland County Public Health Department pharmacy.
The photo shows the back of an ambulance.

EMS Now and Tomorrow

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Doug Crocitto wants to start a conversation about the future of emergency medical services.
ECG

ECG Consult: 59yo Construction Worker Complains of Mild Chest Pain

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You arrive on scene and find a 59-year-old construction worker complaining of mild chest pain that began 30 minutes ago.

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