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NEMSQA Call for Concepts: EMS Quality Measures
August 14, 2020
The project intends to develop quality measures to be used in the EMS community—deadline to submit is August 20, 2020.
Stories From Expo: Peter Antevy on Pediatric Codes
July 28, 2020
EMS Garage talks to top speakers and key thought leaders from EMS World Expo.
ESO Research Reviews COVID-19 EMS Encounters, Hospital Diagnoses
July 22, 2020
The study demonstrates a need for broad utilization of PPE during the COVID-19 pandemic and confirms data linkage as a method to inform EMS of hospital outcomes.
The Role of EMS in Hazmat Disasters
July 17, 2020
Major hazmat incidents might be uncommon, but preparing for their response—triage, incident command, specific injury patterns—is a critical component of keeping communities safe. Associate Editor Val…
COVID-19 Updates from EMS Medical Directors: Watch Now
July 14, 2020
Topics discussed: Texas surge, Florida 15% positive rate, higher trauma numbers in Atlanta, COVID causing hypokalemia means avoid amiodarone, Milwaukee DNC event
Black Hills Life Flight Adds Blood, Plasma to Air Medical Transports
July 14, 2020
Research notes timely prehospital blood and plasma transfusions result in better patient outcomes.
Mich. EMT Equips Ambulances With Sensory Kits for Kids With Autism
July 14, 2020
EMT Amber Horton, whose son has severe autism, is training fellow providers how to help pediatric patients who are on the spectrum.
Five Questions With: Ford Albritton, MD, on COVID's Loss of Smell and Taste
James Careless, July 13, 2020
Are they useful symptoms for EMS providers evaluating possible coronavirus patients?
Your Captain Speaking: Silent Hypoxia and COVID-19
Dick Blanchet and Samantha Greene, July 12, 2020
Look for fast respirations, cyanosis, and a pulse-ox reading that’s surprisingly low.
How COVID-19 May Lead to a Wave of Chronic Illness Exacerbations
Joe Caruso BS, EMT, and Christopher Gaeta, July 11, 2020
Continuity of care has been interrupted, complicating complex conditions.
ZOLL Launches Remote View Capability on X Series Defibrillator
July 10, 2020
The new technology permits a clinician to see two waveforms and the patient’s vitals, including the patient’s temperature, heart rate, SpO2, and end-tidal CO2 on the monitor/defibrillator.
Stress Cardiomyopathy Rates Double During Pandemic
July 09, 2020
A Cleveland Clinic study shows stress cardiomyopathy incidents have doubled in comparison to those before the COVID-19 pandemic.
FDA Clears Nonin Medical CO-Pilot Multi-Parameter System
July 08, 2020
The medical device helps EMS, firefighters and military personnel track five patient parameters to optimize care.
Qualified Immunity May Protect Tex. Paramedics in 2016 Case
July 07, 2020
Body cam footage shows Kyle Foster Clark and Brad Alan Cox mocking a patient who had been beaten and later died.
Setting Sail on the Career Opportunity of a Lifetime
Daniel Casciato, July 05, 2020
This year’s events aside, cruise ship paramedic jobs have lots to offer.
Grand Rounds: Emergency Airway Management in COVID-19—Concepts from Simulation to Consider
James DuCanto, MD, July 04, 2020
Videos show how to contain potential aerosol plumes when managing COVID patients' airways.
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