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The EMS Handoff

The EMS Handoff: Do NOT Resuscitate Me

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Bradley Dean and Eric McCullough review the somber reality of dealing with deaths in the field.
The photo shows an AED on a countertop with its bag.

What Should Christian Eriksen’s Cardiac Arrest Teach Us?

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Gregg Lord, MS, NRP, writes about the lessons learned during Christian Eriksen's cardiac event seen around the world.
The EMS Handoff

The EMS Handoff: Refocus on Resuscitation with Tom Bouthillet

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The EMS Handoff crew sits down with Tom Bouthillet, the battalion chief of EMS for Hilton Head Island (SC) Fire Rescue.
MedStar has implemented the Resuscitation Quality Improvement® Telecommunicator to prepare telecommunicators to deliver high-quality telephone CPR.

MedStar (TX) Introduces New CPR Education Program to Help Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival

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MedStar has implemented the Resuscitation Quality Improvement® Telecommunicator (RQI® -T) to prepare telecommunicators to deliver high-quality telephone CPR.
Geoff Murphy wears a black shirt and holds up the ResQR in his left hand.

The Unbox It Series: Rithem Life Sciences ResQR

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In this “Unbox It” video, Geoff Murphy takes a closer look at the ResQR by Rithem Life Sciences.
In this Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, file photo, university football players wait for the snap on the line of scrimmage during practice in Tacoma, Wash.

Heart Inflammation after Virus Is Rare in Big Ten Athletes

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Heart inflammation is rare in Big Ten Conference athletes who’ve had COVID-19 and in most it cases causes no obvious symptoms.
The photo shows the Star of Life.

Lawsuit Alleges Mistakes and Coverup by Orleans (MA) Fire Department in Deadly Heart Attack

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The family of an Orleans man who died of a heart attack in September 2016 filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the town.
The photo shows the front of an ambulance.

Heart Failure Can Occur During Pregnancy. Black Women Fare Worse than Others.

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Peripartum cardiomyopathy is uncommon, though it may be on the rise due to women having children at an older age.
French math teacher-volunteer fighter, Marion Dehecq, left, talks with Paris-based Associated Press journalist Lori Hinnant, after she receives a bronze medal for courage and dedication as she used CPR to save the life of a jogger

France Honors Teacher Who Saved Jogger’s Life with CPR

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The French government gave a medal Monday to a math teacher-volunteer firefighter who used CPR to save the life of a jogger in a Paris park.
Brick (NJ) lifeguards train to respond to a boating accident near shore. (Photo/Chris Chace)

Prehospital Tradecraft: Special Circumstances of Resuscitation, Part 2

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This is Part 2 of some of the more uncommon clinical presentations and treatment of cardiopulmonary arrest that may be encountered by EMS personnel.