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James Careless

James Careless is a freelance writer and frequent contributor to EMS World.  

 
Based on recent test results, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in February recommended double-masking to reduce the risk of COVID-19 viral transmissions. For the record, “double-…
Vaccinating 5,000 drivers/passengers in one day against COVID-19 sounds like a tall order. However, this is precisely what Colorado’s UCHealth system has been achieving with its Denver drive-through…
Advanced EMT, paramedic, and associate degree nursing students at North Carolina’s Cape Fear Community College (CFCC) are helping out with COVID-19 vaccinations organized by the New Hanover Regional…
The unexpected passing late last year of respected EMS medical director Craig Manifold, DO, shook up the EMS community both in his home jurisdiction of San Antonio, Tex., and nationally as well. On…
The success of monoclonal antibodies in treating COVID-19—by reducing the chance of hospitalization—has led to these IV treatments being administered by EMS personnel at long-term care homes. The…
Although the hotly contested presidential race dominated the election news cycle in 2020, there were lot of other people elected to office in November—including two EMS professionals to state-level…
The city of Alexandria (Va.) has successfully deployed home-based 9-1-1 services during the COVID-19 pandemic, making it the first jurisdiction in the United States to do so. This innovative move…
The unexpected September 20, 2020 passing of prominent emergency physician Craig Manifold, DO, who served as medical director for the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT),…
The news that a 20-year-old woman was found alive by funeral home personnel just prior to being embalmed—after being declared dead “based on real-time medical data, including heartbeat and breathing…
The fact that COVID-19 has devastated EMS revenues seems trivial compared to the lives it’s claimed. But for the EMTs and paramedics who tend to the sick, drastically slashed revenues matter—this is…
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