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The vehicle hit a tree, killing EMT David J. Gundle.
In an effort to reduce the number of non-emergency calls, the Spokane Fire Department has established the Community Assistance Response Team in collaboration with Eastern Washington University's College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Social Work.
The new Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services Department will be a partnership between the Indianapolis Fire Department, Wishard Memorial Hospital, Indiana University School of Medicine and the Health and Hospital Corporation.
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Continuing education can be pretty boring business. To the extent educators can liven things up, they'll get more engaged students who absorb and retain more. In California, the Bay Area Paramedic Journal Club has hit upon a format that's participatory, free-spoken and self-directed--and providers are responding.
In a career that we all acknowledge is male-dominated, where to succeed we often have to work harder, longer and with a different approach just to attain the equivalent respect, why is it that women are harder on each other than anyone else usually is?
In this month's round-up of what's being talked about online, Adam Thompson highlights blogs that discuss critical care medicine, mobile apps, equipment research and war stories in EMS.
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Broadly defined, health information exchange is the automated electronic movement of people's health information across organizations, independent of information systems or software. It's going to make your job easier, and it's going to contribute to better patient care.
EMS World Webcast Archive
View this archived presentation that will help make sense of the AHA's new 2010 Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care for Basic Life Support (CPR) and Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) for adult and pediatric patients.
Prescription drug abuse is a rampant problem among today's adolescents. In 2004, more than 1.5 million teens met the diagnostic criteria for substance dependence and abuse. Here's what you need to know.
This CE activity is approved by EMS World Magazine, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), for 1.5 CEUs. After reading the article, download the test that accompanies this article or take the CE test online atwww.rapidce.com.
"The Freedom is a model that meets the demands of the fire-based EMS community. After our introduction of the Braun Super Chief on the Spartan Furion, we have received numerous calls from customers about developing a product that has a larger module, can carry more firefighting equipment and offers a "built to suit" application," says Chad Brown for Braun.
Southeastern Emergency Equipment launches its new eSEE online storefront.
Register now for the upcoming free webcast from EMS World: Insights and Explanations of the New AHA Guidelines - Part 2: Adult and Pediatric Advanced Life Support, scheduled for December 16 at 2 p.m. EST. Presenter Cindy Tait, EMT-P, RN, MPH, is a resuscitation expert and AHA regional faculty.
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Moore County Hospital District is looking for a director of EMS. Successful candidates must have three years of experience as a paramedic and must have disaster planning and emergency management experience. Prior experience as a director preferred.
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Reader Poll: Violence in EMS
This week we ask: The man who shot New York EMT Mark Davis got 16 years in prison. Would you favor increased sentences for those who harm active-duty EMS providers? Click here to let us know your thoughts.
Visit our Events Calendar to see what educational opportunities are in your area, plus post your own listings. Here are a selection of EMS upcoming training events:
- January 10-12: Advanced Hazmat Life Support Provider/Instructor Course, Burlington, KY
- February 25-27: 18th Annual National Collegiate EMS Foundation Conference, Philadelphia, PA
- March 11-12: The Long, Hot Summer Conference 2011, Brooklyn Park, MN
Other top headlines this week on EMSWorld.com
- Two Teens Accused of Swiping Detroit EMS Vehicle
- NY Man Faces 16 Years in Prison for Killing EMT
- N.J. Medics Unsuccessful in Saving Teen Hit by Baseball
- Ohio Crash Victim Mistakenly Believed To Be Dead
- Orlando Fire Department Prepares for Patient Transport
- Canadian Paramedic Killed in Crash
- Suit Alleging Negligence Filed Against S.C. EMS Agency
- In Iowa, City Council Members Regret Settling EMS Lawsuit
- Ex Minn. Firefighter Sentenced for Using Patient's Drugs
- Parrot Echoed Pleas of Dying South Carolina Mother
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