A Facebook post by the Massena (NY) Volunteer Emergency Unit has drawn scorn from the Town Board.
Federal health agencies and the Defense Department sketched out complex plans for a vaccination campaign to begin gradually in January or possibly later this year.
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.
The authors suggest a need for further consideration of alternatives to injectable opiates for the control of pain in the prehospital field.
The top executives of nine drugmakers likely to produce the first vaccines against the new coronavirus signed an unprecedented pledge meant to boost public confidence in any approved vaccines.
Every EMS agency in the state was asked if they wanted to participate in this initiative to provide naloxone at no cost.
Researchers in Colorado are looking to survey paramedics and how they manage agitation in the field.
Robert Redfield, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said states “in the near future” will receive permit applications from McKesson Corp., which has contracted with CDC to distribute vaccines to places including state and local health departments and hospitals.
The National Association of EMS Physicians firmly believes that the medical direction and supervision of the art and science of prehospital medicine is best practiced by subspecialists in EMS medicine.
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.