The United States is experiencing an opioid crisis that has clinical and safety implications for EMS.
The decision to have ride-alongs requires due diligence that considers the risks and benefits of such activities.
There are many components of safe patient handling, such as, a review of proper body mechanics, choosing the right equipment, lifting techniques, and employee wellness that must be covered first.
The three main factors that contribute to hydroplaning.
EMS personnel are 2.5 times more likely to die in a crash than other workers. Roughly 70% of fatal crashes occur while running hot.
Monoclonal antibodies are manmade antibodies. Human genes that produce antibodies are placed in mice or other mammals.
Airway management by endotracheal intubation (ETI) was one of the first advanced clinical interventions that laid the foundation for sophisticated prehospital clinical care.
The use of lights and sirens has specific risks and benefits. Read about the recommended guidelines for L&S.