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Specialty Care Transport: When To Say No
Host Mike McEvoy speaks with Dr. Deb Funk, a New York emergency physician and director of a flight service and a ground-based critical care transport program. They discuss scope of practice for paramedics, anticipating patient complications, how to recognize when you're in over your head, the role of the service medical director, and strategies for resolving conflicts and disagreements about transfers.

EMS Hot Buttons
Host Mike McEvoy talks with Ridgefield (CT) Lt. Rom Duckworth about current crises, hot buttons, and controversies in fire-based EMS. They discuss the Field EMS Bill, the Affordable Care Act, community paramedics and mobile integrated health, the effects of declining volunteerism, and increased demands for training.

Small Town and Wilderness EMS
Mike McEvoy and his guest Chris Willis discuss of small town EMS and wilderness responses.

Engine Company EMS

Firefighter Down: Treating Cardiac Arrest

Firefighters are more susceptible to cardiovascular events than the average person because of their work environments and exertion levels, writes Robert C. Owens Sr.

Can Motorcycle Paramedics Be Used Effectively in Western EMS?

Motorcycle paramedics are a progressive and beneficial solution to reducing response times and improving patient care while also reducing operational costs, Ben Hunt says.

Fire-Based EMS Hot Buttons

Fire Service-Based EMS Toolkit Revised

The electronic toolkit originally released in 2010 to provide fire service leaders and fire union officials with the latest information and resources on Fire-Based EMS has been revised.

Fire-Based EMS: NEMSAC Issues National EMS Recommendations

The National EMS Advisory Council (NEMSAC) of the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a March 2013 summary report of recommendations for EMS in the United States.

On the Road: Driving Tips

IN Firefighter Injured When Flying Ice Strikes Apparatus

A Wayne Township (IN) firefighter was hurt Tuesday when ice flew off another vehicle and struck the fire apparatus he was traveling in.

FL Fire Department Unveils New Fire Truck Simulator

Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue's Training Division recently took delivery of a state-of-the-art driving simulator.

Featured Fire EMS Articles

Ebola Resources and Safety Training for Firefighters

Mary Jane Dittmar has an update on the Ebola crisis and how it is affecting firefighters and front-line responders.

SafetyPAD Launches Infectious Disease Logic and Monitoring Initiative

OPEN Incorporated, makers of the SafetyPAD(r) Suite of software products, announced the launch of its infectious dise...

Ebola Crisis in Spain Demonstrates the Need for Professional Crisis Management

Spain-based fire service instructor George Potter reviews that country's response to its Ebola cases and reviews some...

Construction Concerns: Door Reinforcements

In his new Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel looks at the reinforcements of doors in commercial and residential oc...

Former First Responder Appointed as DHS Deputy Under Secretary for Science & Technology

Christopher Reed Appointed As New Chief Executive of CHEMTREC

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Reed as Chief Executive fo...

Six Long Beach Firefighters Hurt at Two Separate Fires

Six Long Beach firefighters were injured -- two of them requiring hospitalization -- as they battled two separate fir...

Streamlight Inc Debuts Double Clutch USB

Streamlight® Inc., a provider of high-performance lighting, introduced the Double Clutch™ USB, a compact, low-pr...

New Book Features Fireground Photos of North Carolina Firefighters

A new fire photography features shots of Nash County (NC) firefighters and rescue personnel, EMS members, forestry se...

Are Fire/EMS Responders Ready for Ebola? IAFF Raises Concerns

When Thomas Eric Duncan got sick his family dialed 911. Fire/EMS were first on the scene and took him to the hospital...

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Active Shooter Training

The Firefighters Support Foundation unveils two new related training programs on rapid response procedures at active shooter incidents.

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FROM THE HOUSE OF MEDICINE

Long-Awaited CV Disease Updates Released

Four long-overdue updates to treatment and monitoring guidelines for cardiovascular disease have finally been released. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHBLI), in collaboration with the American College of Cardiology (ACA) and American Heart Association (AHA) released updates to cholesterol treatment guidelines, cardiovascular (CV) risk assessment, CV risk reduction, and obesity management guidelines on November 14, 2013

Ventilation Affects Post Arrest Neuro Outcomes

A recent study found both hypercapnia and hypocapnia lead to poor neurologic outcomes after cardiac arrest.

BUG WARS

Is Your Stethoscope Dirty?

A study published this year in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings compared contamination of physician hands to their stethoscopes.

Hand Sanitizers Not Readily Accessible

One in five U.S. healthcare facilities fails to have hand sanitizers at every point of patient care, according to a recent study.

DRUG ALERTS

IV Fluid Shortage: EMS Can Help

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) released an urgent call to action on March 20, 2014 describing immediate actions healthcare providers, hospitals, and EMS services can take to alleviate the current acute shortage of large volume intravenous solutions.

Drug Shortages: Are You Part of the Problem?

A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) report issued in October 2013 lists steps the agency has taken to alleviate drug shortages in the United States. If you read between the lines, there is a suggestion that buyers (not just hospitals, but fire and EMS) may share responsibility for drug shortages.

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