I love Nashville, so one of theÂ highlights from myÂ trip to EMS World Expo was eating at Jack’s BBQ on Broadway, but there was also plenty more to be excited about at the actual show held inÂ the Music City Center this week. While I missed the Preconference sessions and World Trauma Symposium, I arrived on Tuesday […]
This important article (and the associated graphics) is reprinted as a guest blog with permission from Monica Gomez,Â a freelance health and healthcare writer. Originally published at http://carrington.edu/blog/medical/how-to-perform-cpr/. Â The animated GIF images alone are worth sharing! Anybody can and anybody should learn how to perform CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation): According toÂ the American Heart Association, a stunning 70% […]
WhileÂ naloxone (marketed under various trademarks includingÂ Narcan) is not a new drug, it has enjoyed some incredible news coverage recently as the “safe antidote” for opioid abuseÂ that can bring anÂ overdoseÂ victim back â€œfrom the dead”Â simply and safely with “no side effects.”Â The surge in its popularity is undoubtedly fueled by aÂ growing problem ofÂ opioid drug abuse, especially in the […]
A recent meeting sponsored by the DHHS, the ASPR, the EMS industry, and attended by other key industry players including the FDA and drug manufacturers/suppliers showed that the problems are due to a diverse manufacturing demand on a production capacity incapable of meeting those demands. The important thing is where we go next.
The world of the EMS provider is changing. Whether you call it EMS 2.0 or Next Generation 911, it is no longer enough to simply do a good job resulting in positive clinical outcomes for patients. Increasing budget pressures require that these quality services be maintained while providing them within a context of higher economic […]