International Prehospital Medicine Institute Literature Review, October 2021

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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