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Babysitter pleads guilty to giving infant fatal dose of Benadryl

Lori A. Conley, 44, could get 17 years in prison for involuntary manslaughter, child endangering and tampering with evidence in the death of Haddix Mulkey

Ohio event raises awareness on opioid addiction

Several community events have been held this year to put the focus on the opioid addiction issue in the region and to discuss recovery solutions

Responders begin 600-mile 'Brotherhood Ride' to honor fallen colleagues

The annual tribute began by reading the names of 531 firefighters, paramedics and police officers the group has honored in 10 years

Detroit ambulance T-boned by SUV; 2 paramedics hurt

The ambulance was transporting a patient to the hospital at the time of the crash

Terminally ill woman stuck in Alaska after cruise due to air ambulance cost

Nancy Greathouse, who has cancer, was almost killed after an autoimmune disease flare-up on the ship

Chicago homicides nearing 400 for 2017, outpacing last year

There have been at least 391 homicides this year, four more than last year when violence reached levels not seen in two decades

EMS guidance and wisdom from Ben Franklin

Here's how to live your best EMS life, according to Poor Richard's words of wisdom

1 dead after car crashes straight through Minn. bus

St. Paul police spokesman Steve Linders called the scene “horrific and surreal"

Camp invites responders to allay special-needs kids' fears

The goal of the event is to give kids a chance to interact with responders, their vehicles and their equipment in a fun, relaxed way

Texas panel suspends license of doctor accused in opioid deaths

Authorities said the doctor wrote unnecessary prescriptions that contributed to the overdose deaths of at least seven people
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EMS1 Topic Articles

Babysitter pleads guilty to giving infant fatal dose of Benadryl

Lori A. Conley, 44, could get 17 years in prison for involuntary manslaughter, child endangering and tampering with evidence in the death of Haddix Mulkey

Ohio event raises awareness on opioid addiction

Several community events have been held this year to put the focus on the opioid addiction issue in the region and to discuss recovery solutions

Responders begin 600-mile 'Brotherhood Ride' to honor fallen colleagues

The annual tribute began by reading the names of 531 firefighters, paramedics and police officers the group has honored in 10 years

Detroit ambulance T-boned by SUV; 2 paramedics hurt

The ambulance was transporting a patient to the hospital at the time of the crash

Terminally ill woman stuck in Alaska after cruise due to air ambulance cost

Nancy Greathouse, who has cancer, was almost killed after an autoimmune disease flare-up on the ship

Chicago homicides nearing 400 for 2017, outpacing last year

There have been at least 391 homicides this year, four more than last year when violence reached levels not seen in two decades

EMS guidance and wisdom from Ben Franklin

Here's how to live your best EMS life, according to Poor Richard's words of wisdom

1 dead after car crashes straight through Minn. bus

St. Paul police spokesman Steve Linders called the scene “horrific and surreal"

Camp invites responders to allay special-needs kids' fears

The goal of the event is to give kids a chance to interact with responders, their vehicles and their equipment in a fun, relaxed way

Texas panel suspends license of doctor accused in opioid deaths

Authorities said the doctor wrote unnecessary prescriptions that contributed to the overdose deaths of at least seven people
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EMS1 Columnist Articles

EMS guidance and wisdom from Ben Franklin

From perhaps America's most beloved of the founding fathers, Ben Franklin's timeless wisdom is as relevant to emergency responders today as when he started publishing “Poor Richard's Almanack” more than 280 years ago. While many are aware that Franklin founded the Union Fire Company, America’s first organized fire department, fewer people know that Franklin also cofounded ...

Keep it clean: How to prevent on-scene, rehab carcinogen exposures

This article first appeared on FireRehab.com, sponsored by Masimo. By Jay MacNeal An ongoing study of more than 30,000 firefighters by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has found an increased rate of cancer – primarily digestive, oral, respiratory and urinary – in firefighters than would otherwise be expected among firefighters. The International Agency for Research ...

Inside EMS Podcast: The EMS system of the future

Download this podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud or via RSS feed ​​In this Inside EMS Podcast episode, co-hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson discuss the EMS system of the future. Is it time to respond with BLS units and have paramedic intercept" If so, what additional training do we need to give our BLS providers to prepare for 911 response" Learn more about the EMS1 Academy and schedule a free demo ...

5 steps to an accurate physical exam

After introducing yourself to your patient and obtaining a history of both the present medical condition and the patient’s previous medical history, you must decide what type of physical exam to perform. The physical exam can help to augment the history you have already obtained and can aid in developing a differential diagnosis and treatment plan. There are two basic versions of the physical ...

Grant funding: 5 networking steps for EMS leaders

In a society that is flooded with email, text messaging and tweets, forming strong relationships with grant makers can be the difference between funding your initiative or cutting it due to your continuously decreasing budget. Relationship currency can be the most vital strength for a grant proposal. Cultivating relationships with funding agencies can lead to having an advocate during the grant review ...

How EMS can win grant funding from foundations

Many people think getting a foundation grant is easy; you submit an application and you get the money. Though that does happen, it’s the exception to the rule. I find in my work with fire and EMS departments that they often don’t understand, or even realize, the importance of developing a relationship with the people at a foundation. Those of us who have been fundraising for more years than ...

EMS in 2030: What technologies will be widely available?

We asked Paramedic Chief contributors and EMS1 advisory board members to imagine the future technologies that will widely impact prehospital care in the next 20 years. Their responses predict improved patient care and safer working conditions as our use of technology changes. As you read their predictions, consider the specific impacts of distant technologies on EMS providers, leaders and patients ...

Trauma and violence: Test your knowledge

It is becoming all too common to hear news of violent attacks in public places around the world. This month's quiz tests your knowledge on injuries that may be found when caring for patients at these incidents.

Health care reform posed to cut EMS services

If you have been in the profession for a while, you know that low wages and poor benefits are partially caused by the lack of financial reimbursement EMS receives from large insurance carriers. Medicare and Medicaid have been continually reducing the amount of money provided for emergency medical services for decades. Private insurance carriers have followed suit. Given the high cost of maintaining ...

White Shirts: Addressing gender bias in EMS

See all of Jessie Senini's comics.
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EMS1 Tips

7 ways to best use, or avoid, capnography in the field

EMS1 readers shared their suggestions on how to get the most out of the method

Active-shooter response: Are you physically ready?

Normally, I am strong believer that paramedics are at their best when they saunter into a scene, slowly walking and looking for clues and risks. But an active-shooter incident is going to require repetitive bursts of significant physical activity.

3 energy-saving tips for your EMS station

Earth Day, or any day, is a good time to see what you can do at your agency and home to save both resources and money.

How this video can "Keep Yourself Safe"

Consider using this PPE safety video in your EMT course or refresher class

CPR class instruction tips: 5 ways to make it great

My most recent health care provider recertification was memorable for all of the things the instructors did well.

Patient assessments: How to avoid free-for-alls

Substantial cajoling and adult guidance from mom in a Santa hat was required to initiate an orderly process of taking turns, appreciating a gift after it was opened, and taking occasional pauses for a meal or to welcome additional relatives.

Patient assessment is a non-linear process

On a skill sheet, patient assessment is presented as a linear process: First size up the scene, then complete the primary assessment followed by the secondary assessment.

Blood pressure reading tips and tricks for EMS

One of the things I'm most often asked by students and rookie EMTs is, "Kelly, how am I supposed to hear a blood pressure in the back of the rig?"

How to use Slideshare for EMS education and training

Slideshare is an online community and tool for sharing presentations.

How to get optimal battery life from your devices

The batteries in your wireless cell phone, tablet or laptop are probably not the same old Duracells you used in your childhood walky-talkies.
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