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Thursday, May 19, 2016

EMS 1 Newsletter

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TOP NEWS
Double amputee becomes paramedic
EMS agency calls on others to participate in 'We Remember Night'
Video: Man steals ambulance, leads police on chase
Ky. ambulance service accused of billing for unnecessary runs: The lawsuit alleges the ambulance company pressured staff to exaggerate patient's medical conditions
Report: Almost half of heart attacks are 'silent': Each year more than 700,000 Americans have heart attacks and about 120,000 people die from them
Officials to probe Va. fire dept. over sexual harassment claims: The board will examine the department in light of FF-medic Nicole Mittendorff’s suicide
NY police medic punched by patient
EMS roots run deep in NJ family for 3 generations
EMS Week 2016: Top tweets from first responders
First penis transplant could bring hope to injured soldiers
Paramedic accused of stealing 'The Sopranos' star's Rolex
Bald eagle accidentally struck, killed by ambulance
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EMS NEWS IN FOCUS
Why every EMS provider needs to support legislation for a National EMS Memorial
By Arthur Hsieh, EMS1 Columnist
Call on your elected officials to support the legislation to build a National EMS Memorial.
Join the effort 
TACTICAL AND DISASTER MEDICINE
Intravenous catheter blood control valves: Beware when treating tension pneumothorax
By Dr. David K. Tan, EMS1 Columnist
Organize your trauma kit so regular intravenous catheters are not mixed with catheters.
Stay informed 
VOLUNTEER EMS
Why EMS always makes a difference
By Nancy Magee, EMS1 Columnist
Being "Called to Care" is about service to others and to the community.
Make a difference 
EMS EDUCATION
Why patient hand-offs are important 
By Center for Patient Safety, EMS1 Columnist
Standardizing the transition of care helps to ensure the patient's care is flawless.
Smooth transitions 
REMEMBER 2 THINGS
Altered mental status in geriatric patients
Hypoglycemia and sepsis can cause changes in a patient's mental status.
Watch the video 
NOW ON PARAMEDICTV
St. Maarten's #RunningManChallenge
What it means to be EMS Strong
1,400Empire State building to light tower to celebrate EMS Week
673Officials push to allow firefighters to carry EpiPens
463Top 10 rejected themes for EMS Week
4005 things to know about capnography and respiratory distress
329Pa. bill may allow paramedics to assist police in DUI cases
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