Paramedics have one less tool to use in their toolbox as the city council voted to temporarily stop paramedics from using ketamine to sedate patients, according to a report.
After paying nearly $100 thousand in late fees, Colorado Springs (CO) AMR is back on track to meet response times, according to a report.
Changes may be coming to Aurora (CO) to how the city responds to many non-violent 911 calls.
The event was intended as a way to celebrate the life of the 23-year-old massage therapist who died several days after being put in a neck hold by police and injected with the sedative ketamine.
Ketamine is being scrutinized after paramedics injected Elijah McClain with the drug, but they incorrectly estimated his weight, giving him more than 1.5 times the dose he should have received. He later died at the hospital.
Elijah McClain's parents sued the Aurora Police Department and paramedics who injected their son with a sedative, saying they were seeking both accountability for the loss of a “beautiful soul” and to send a message that “racism and brutality have no place in American law enforcement.”
Eagle County Paramedic Services creates a team trained in wildland firefighting to provide EMS for wildfire crews.
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The American Society of Anesthesiologists says it “firmly” opposes the use of ketamine or other drugs to incapacitate someone for a law enforcement purpose.
The Colorado governor on Thursday ordered prosecutors to reopen the investigation into the death of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man put into a chokehold by police who stopped him on the street in suburban Denver last year.