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EMScapades: June 15, 2021

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Clever, yes, but you know that this will NEVER fly with your supervisors.
FILE - In this July 25, 2018, file photo, is a vial of ketamine, which is normally stored in a locked cabinet, in Chicago.

Deaths Resulting from Ketamine Injection Rare, Study Indicates

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Patient death resulting from out-of-hospital ketamine administration is exceedingly rare, according to a new study released today.

International Prehospital Medicine Institute Literature Review, June 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.
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A Tad About SCAD

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EMS providers should learn more about a serious form of myocardial infarction known as spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD).
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Stroke Patients Are Getting Younger

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Someone has a stroke every 40 seconds in the United States. Every four minutes, someone dies of a stroke. Know the warning signs.
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Hennepin Healthcare (MN) Workers Demand Hospital Reduce Use of ‘Medical Force’ on Patients

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Staff at Hennepin Healthcare say the hospital system too often resorts to sedating, secluding and physically restraining patients.
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Crash Survivors Reunite with FL Paramedics Who Saved Them

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Ian Brasfield was one of three former trauma center patients reunited with the men and women who rescued them after terrible crashes.
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Sellersburg (IN) Fire Installs ‘Naloxbox’ to Help Prevent Opioid Overdoses

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The Sellersburg Volunteer Fire Department installed what is believed to be the first Naloxbox in Clark County, a publicly accessible box that contains naloxone kits.
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Austin-Travis County (TX) EMS Sees Early Success with Buprenorphine Treatment Program

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Austin-Travis County EMS began a revolutionary approach to providing care for people with Opioid Use Disorder.
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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.