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Friday, June 10, 2016

EMS 1 Newsletter


 
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TOP NEWS
Ambulance flips onto vehicle
Machine kept man without a human heart alive for 17 months
Paramedic-led group told to stop using baby boxes
Baby's death renews call for fire-based ambulance response: After years of running fire-based ALS, the city laid off dozens of firefighters and got out of the ambulance business in 2014
Estate of deceased paramedic donates $9.4K for training simulator:The instructional ambulance simulator carries on the legacy of paramedic Michelle Heap
RI supreme court orders city to reconsider EMT-firefighter’s disability pension: Michael Morse filed a petition for the pension in 2012, but was denied by the board
NY officials investigate delayed ambulance response to fire
Toxicology report: 1-year-old died of heroin overdose
'Drug Round Game' teaches medication error prevention
Rehearsal for mega-quake 'catastrophe' starts in Northwest
Teen buried in beach sand hole collapse in 'grim' condition
Doctors remove live grenade from Colombian soldier's head
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EMERGENCY RESPONSE PORTRAITS
EMS Artwork: Is there wheezing?
By Daniel Sundahl, EMS1 Columnist
Wheezes, retractions, tachypnea and altered mental status lead to a quick assessment of asthma.
Read the story behind the artwork 
EMS LEGAL UPDATE
EMS use of red lights and sirens is a dangerous sacred cow
By Douglas M. Wolfberg, EMS1 Columnist
The evidence tells us that not using red lights and sirens should be the rule — and using them should be an infrequent exception.
Does it work? 
LIFESTYLE & OFF-DUTY
6 ideal gift ideas for an EMT this Father’s Day
By Megan Wells, EMS1 Contributor
Don’t forget, Father’s Day is right around the corner. 
Looking for gift ideas? 
EMS QUIZZES
Why do so many EMTs have a 'Type A' personality?
By Megan Wells, EMS1 Contributor
You must be a certain type of person — driven, competitive, organized — to be drawn to a career in EMS.
Are you Type A? 
INSIDE EMS PODCAST
Remembering Richard Beebe, EMS educator/paramedic
Our co-hosts pay tribute to the late Richard Beebe, and discuss their love-hate relationship with EMS.
Listen to the podcast 
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Ambulance station dance off
EMS providers keep their cool
696The 7 best EMS movies of all time
339LA Fire Dept. proposes plan for alcoholics who overuse 911 system
273Paramedics save cardiac arrest victim while attending AHA conference
256Locking the ambulance is an absolute duty for EMS providers
192A Call in the Wild: 9 lessons learned as a National Park medic
How to make community paramedicine work for your agency, Part II
Once you've established the need and identified your partners, follow these steps to launch a pilot program and measure results.
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