EMS providers, firefighters and law enforcement officers can respond safely to incidents where illicit fentanyl is present without unnecessary anxiety by following some pretty simple guidelines, which represents the best evidence currently available and can serve as a standard for all first responders.
Two Texas EMS agencies harness data to better manage the need for well-rested caregivers.
Upon EMS arrival, all three patients are lying on the kitchen room floor in the fetal position with copious amounts of vomitus around them. The mother and father are actively vomiting and the son is dry heaving.
An international survey of EMS medical directors was conducted and showed concurrence with a concern for enhanced risk during the ambulance patient offload time (APOT) and the need for targeted training in this area.
The Cape Breton Paramedic Conference takes place just outside of Sydney in Nova Scotia, Canada, every September, and delivers world-class paramedic education in addition to debates about prehospital care plus a little humor and fun, too.
Deputy Executive Director Barry Luke at the National Public Safety Telecommunications Council discusses how new communications technologies such as FirstNet, wearable patient monitoring devices and artificial intelligence benefit EMS patient care.