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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.
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 EMS Handoff

The EMS Handoff: Hold the Nitro… Or Don’t

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A 56 year old is complaining of chest pain. The12-lead confirms that. Would you administer the nitroglycerin or hold for another treatment?

Disparities in EMS Care: Best Practices in Assessment, Current Findings and Suggestions for Improvement

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October 12, 2021 | 12 PM EDT

As EMS clinicians, we strive to provide the best care to all patients. Nevertheless, racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities have been demonstrated with data throughout healthcare– and prehospital care is not an exception. How can we leverage EMS data to advance equitable care? Learn more in this webinar led by Remle Crowe, PhD, NREMT, Tony Fernandez, PhD, NRP, Brent Meyers, MD, and Chief Douglas Randell of Plainfield Fire Indiana.

International Prehospital Medicine Institute Literature Review, September 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.
A woman with Type 2 diabetes prepares to inject herself with insulin at her home in Las Vegas.

Earlier Diabetes Tests Recommended for Overweight U.S. Adults

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Overweight and obese Americans should start getting screened for diabetes earlier, at age 35 instead of 40, according to updated guidelines.
Pittsburgh EMS' checklist for ECMO

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation and EMS

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Simon Taxel, NRP, BA, writes about the benefits of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and discusses Pittsburgh EMS’s ECMO program.

San Diego (CA) Sheriff: No Sample Taken from Deputy for Test in ‘Fentanyl Overdose’

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San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore said the deputy suffering an alleged "fentanyl overdose" was not tested at the hospital.

International Prehospital Medicine Institute Literature Review, August 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 photo shows the Star of Life.

Teen Girls More At Risk for Suicide During COVID

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The CDC says emergency room visits for suspected suicide attempts by boys rose 3.7 percent — but jumped nearly 51 percent for girls.