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  1. Fire EMS: Massachusetts Firefighters Revive Patients Suffering Suspected Heroin Overdoses

    Online Articles

    Fri, 16 May 2014

    West Springfield (MA) firefighters used the drug Narcan to revive two patients suffering suspected heroin overdoses. A report on MassLive (http://bit.ly/1qIhpx4) said the fire department began carrying

  2. Study: Ambulance Diversion Strongly Linked with Increased Mortality of Heart Attack Patients

    Online Articles

    Mon, 13 Jun 2011

    associated with higher mortality rates among patients with time-sensitive conditions, such ..... This study of nearly 14,000 elderly patients indicates that ambulance diversion is ..... ambulance diversion affects not only the patients who are diverted, but also non-diverted

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  1. Drug Shortages Harming Patients

    Online Articles

    Mon, 1 Aug 2011

    By Mike McEvoy EMS Editor Patients are suffering and even dying as a ..... become scarce. The results are placing patients at increased risk of harm. The most ..... precious time, under and over-dosed patients , and led to a multitude of adverse

  2. SynCardia Publishes First Brochure for Total Artificial Heart Patients and Caregivers

    Online Articles

    Fri, 7 Sep 2012

    the release of its first brochure for patients and caregivers about life with the SynCardia ..... many of the common questions asked by patients and their families," said Michael Garippa ..... it is also a family decision made by patients with the help of their loved ones. We

  3. CDC Launches Guidelines for Field Triage of Injured Patients

    Online Articles

    Thu, 12 Jan 2012

    Guidelines) for Field Triage of Injured Patients . The 2011 Guidelines are an update of ..... Guidelines for Field Triage of Injured Patients , published as Reports and Recommendations ..... providers who care for and transport patients injured from motor vehicle crashes

  4. CDC Launches Guidelines for Field Triage of Injured Patients

    Online Articles

    Thu, 12 Jan 2012

    Guidelines) for Field Triage of Injured Patients . The 2011 Guidelines are an update of ..... Guidelines for Field Triage of Injured Patients , published as Reports and Recommendations ..... providers who care for and transport patients injured from motor vehicle crashes, falls

  5. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) issues new document regarding the handling and management of patients with confirmed or suspected Swine Flu.

    Online Articles

    Thu, 30 Apr 2009

    regarding the handling and management of patients with confirmed or suspected Swine-Origin ..... Answering Points (PSAPs) for Management of Patients with Confirmed or Suspected Swine-Origin ..... Guidance for Infection Control for Care of Patients with Confirmed or Suspected Swine Influenza

  6. March Roundtable: Handling Obese Patients

    Online Articles

    Mon, 1 Mar 2010

    What equipment and procedures do you have in place to move/transport morbidly obese patients ? Please post your responses in the comments section below. Back in 1975, when I came on the job, my father handed me a pocket

  7. CDC Issues Interim Guidance on EMS Transport for SARS Patients

    Online Articles

    Tue, 22 Apr 2003

    guidance for ground emergency transport for patients with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS ..... intended to provide for the safety of both SARS patients and EMS transport personnel. Patients with SARS pose a risk of transmission to health

  8. Patients Will Lose Access to Lifesaving Emergency Care, ACEP Says Following Senate Vote

    Online Articles

    Fri, 9 Apr 2004

    address medical liability reform means that patients will continue to lose access to lifesaving ..... departments and trauma centers close, patients lose access to lifesaving medical care ..... patient frustration and anger, and patients leaving against medical advice. "This