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Wednesday, March 1, 2017


Breaking EMS news and industry trends
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New program teaching immigrants how to become EMTs
Fla. fire chief pushes for fire, EMS body armor
Medical helicopter encounters close call with drone
Dallas chief: EMS services under 'substantial strain': Increasing call volume, a growing population and a shrinking department have spelled trouble
Paramedics Plus adds anti-theft devices to all ambulances: The passive devices prevent unauthorized personnel from shifting the ambulance out of park position
Medical directors share their most discussed questions, concerns:Here's a summary of the types of questions the Eagles asked one another from the last year
SC ambulance transporting patient struck by truck
Audio: 911 dispatchers save woman held against her will
Off-duty firefighter-EMT helps save man's life
Hospital debuts pediatric-specific ambulance
Instead of trashing a $600 EpiPen, some patients get a refill
Lawsuit: Ambulance co. disputes that man could have been saved
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First Responder Mental Health: 10 Things You Need to Know to Save Lives
Post traumatic stress disorder can be dangerous, self-care and peer-care can save lives.
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How EMS, patients benefit from rapid technological changes
By Art Hsieh, EMS1 Columnist
Technological progress will continue to transform how we connect with our community, one patient at a time.
Increasing care 
How community paramedics use point-of-care devices
By Greg Friese, EMS1 Editor-in-Chief
Handheld, portable blood analyzers used by community paramedics to assess heart failure patients and make prehospital care decisions.
Understanding requirements 
Spotting senior abuse on EMS runs
By Rick Markley, FR1 Editor-in-Chief
As first on scene from the outside, firefighters and medics have an important role in stopping nursing home abuse.
What to look for 
Pediatric sepsis: 10 things paramedics need to know
By Rommie L. Duckworth, EMS1 Columnist
Use this information and the SEPSIS mnemonic to improve EMS recognition, assessment and treatment of pediatric sepsis.
Wave those red flags 
EMS videos of February
The top videos included clips on how to conduct accurate glucometer readings and how to do more good than harm during intubations.
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Photo roundup: EMS Today 2017
What you need to know about Beriberi and Wernicke's encephalopathy
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223Paramedics find, revive patient's turtle after crash
199Va. EMS to use mobile ultrasound to better treat patients
189Top 7 funniest conversations heard on the job
124Hospital debuts pediatric-specific ambulance
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