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  1. Responding to Opioid Overdoses

    Magazine Articles

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014

    the ALS provider, administration of Narcan is part of treatment protocol. IV Administration of Narcan Under most EMS protocols , Narcan is administered intravenously and, as a result, is an ALS treatment. Although protocols vary from agency

  2. Firefighter Safety: Preparing for the Weather: Summer

    Online Articles

    Thu, 11 Jul 2013

    issues for firefighters operating at fires and emergencies. Every firefighter should take some time and review the EMS protocols concerning heat-related disorders and be mindful of how to recognize the symptoms in themselves as well as their

  1. Firefighting - Staffing: Are We Telling the Right Story?

    Online Articles

    Mon, 11 Nov 2013

    program. This is when the proverbial lightbulb came on! I started thinking about all the changes we have made to our EMS protocols over the past several years and the reasons behind them. Modern EMS theory is to bring more and more of the historical

  2. Right Ventricular Infarction

    Magazine Articles

    Tue, 1 Apr 2008

    was typically D5W at a keep open rate. Today, most EMS protocols suggest dopamine for hypotension unresponsive to fluids ..... Not all patients with RVI develop hypotension. 7 EMS protocols must include the suspicion, assessment, and treatment of RVI in the acute

  3. Fire-Based EMS: EMS Sees More Sepsis than MIs

    Online Articles

    Wed, 23 Jan 2013

    in-hospital treatment of severe sepsis who have a 20 to 30 percent mortality rate, it may be time to examine our EMS protocols for patients with suspected sepsis. Reference: Seymour CW, Rea TD, Kahn JM, Walkey AJ, Yealy DM, Angus DC. Severe

  4. Setting Probationary Firefighters' Expectations

    Magazine Articles

    Sun, 1 Jul 2012

    paramedic, I expect you to ... Treat every patient as if he were your best friend or a family member. Know your County EMS Protocols . On vehicle accidents, immediately let me know how many patients we have and what priority they are (immediate

  5. The Four Phases of a Firefighter's Fitness

    Online Articles

    Thu, 23 Aug 2012

    trying to learn a new job, and fitness becomes less of a priority. Learning engine operations, truck operations, EMS protocols , cleaning duties, inspections, and the occasional dispatch call can become overwhelming, and fitness ends up on

  6. Fire Department Leadership and Legal Issues: Dealing With Seriously Bad Behaviors, Part 4

    Online Articles

    Tue, 12 Feb 2013

    all were found to be in order. In fact, our medical director was diligent in implementing the "best practice" EMS protocols to ensure that we on the cutting edge when it came to delivering evidence-based medicine. Where we fell down was

  7. Be Mentally Prepared for "Other Duties as Assigned"

    Magazine Articles

    Fri, 1 Jun 2012

    obvious from my exasperation that I was ill prepared. My lack of mental focus and inability to recall and follow our EMS protocols and department's standard operating procedures resulted from my duress. Inexperience in a command position and my

  8. Study identifies WTC evacuation risk factors

    Magazine Articles

    Wed, 1 Apr 2009

    patients should be air transported based on the patients’ best interest. It calls also for states’ developing EMS protocols and required accreditation for operating HEMS. Among other recommendations, the ACEP also suggested that the NTSB develop recommendations “to