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Dr. Eugene Nagel, a Pioneer of EMS, Passes Away
Dr. Eugene Nagel passed away peacefully on January 10, 2023. He is survived by his wife Joan, three children and six grandchildren.
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Medics in Westerville, Ohio have partner with Nationwide Children's Hospital to receive pediatric CPAP equipment.
Pulmodyne, Inc. is now the U.S. Exclusive Master Distributor of the Naso-Flo®, and the new Naso-Flo2® product line.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), in partnership with the NHTSA Office of EMS, has released draft questions that will guide a subsequent review related to prehospital airway management.
CARLISLE, Pa. – New guidelines are now in effect that requires EMS crews to stay on scene longer for patients who are critically ill.
By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Prescriptions of the overdose-reversing drug naloxone are ...
There has been much debate over which type of neuromuscular blockade should be used to paralyze patients during RSI. A recent JEMS article compares and contrasts two of the more popular drugs used for RSI.
Steve Islava -Firefighter/Paramedic, to Provide Innovative Products to Pulmodyne®, a Medical Device Manufacturer Based in Indianapolis, Indiana
Prehospital cricothyrotomies in a helicopter emergency medical service: analysis of 19,382 dispatches
Creating a patent airway by cricothyrotomy is the ultimate maneuver to allow oxygenation (and ventilation) of the patient. Given the rarity of airway management catastrophes necessitating cricothyrotomy, sufficiently sized prospective randomized trials are difficult to perform. Our Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) documents all cases electronically, allowing a retrospective analysis of a larger database for all cases of prehospital cricothyrotomy.
This large nationwide cohort study showed that rehabilitation indeed contributed to a reduction of in-hospital mortality. These findings underscore the importance of adopting rehabilitation as part of the treatment of COPD.
Crews with the Nashville Fire Department were called to the Westin Nashville in downtown Wednesday morning for a carbon monoxide incident. The leak was reported around 6:45 a.m. at the hotel on Clark Place.
On Aug. 30, 2018, the authors of the Pragmatic Airway Resuscitation Trial (PART) published “ETI vs. SGA: The Verdict is In” in JEMS—a review of the findings of their study which compares a supraglottic airway, specifically the King airway, with endotracheal intubation.
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