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Video: FDNY promotes safety with Valentine's Day-themed videos

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 07:30
The department celebrated Valentine's Day by putting out heartfelt PSAs about candle and kitchen safety and the importance of CPR
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First responders hold 'Save Your Sweetheart' CPR training event

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 07:30
Residents and city employees, many dressed in Valentine's Day red, pumped the chests of the mechanical torsos, simulating CPR moves
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Introducing Stryker’s SideKick Disinfecting Wipes - disinfect and protect.

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 14:38
Visit us at EMS Today Booth #1205! PORTAGE, Mich. — Stryker announced the North American impending release of SideKick Disinfecting Wipes on February 9, 2018 through social media. SideKick is Stryker’s first cleaning and disinfecting wipe that is 100% compatible with Stryker’s EMS cots, chairs and fasteners. It is tuberculocidal, bactericidal, fungicidal and virucidal with a two-minute ...
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ImageTrend and Handtevy boost crew efficiency and accuracy

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:25
LAKEVILLE, Minn. — ImageTrend and Pediatric Emergency Standards, developer of the Handtevy Pediatric System, announce an integration that boosts EMS crew efficiency when recording pediatric care. Using Handtevy’s pediatric system of care, crews can quickly reference medication dosages and equipment information while recording administration in real time. The documentation can then be seamlessly ...
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50 years in the making: '911, what's your emergency?'

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 09:01
In the 50 years since its inception, 911 emergency response has evolved into an advanced framework helping others
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ImageTrend unveils cutting edge Continuum® Earth solution

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 00:01
LAKEVILLE, Minn. — ImageTrend, Inc. introduced the arrival of Continuum Earth – a high-tech solution for emergency planning and response. The new software provides a live, layered view of resources and public assets on a navigable map. Agencies responsible for public safety and health can view live camera feeds, unit location, public transit, incidents and more with just a tap. “Continuum ...
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ESO launches 2018 ESO EMS Index to track nationwide EMS performance across five metrics

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 17:08
Documenting stroke assessment, 12-lead EKG, and aspirin administration highlight areas for improvement.
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Ohio paramedic aims to make AEDs more accessible

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 11:01
Timothy Sommerfelt is raising money to add more AEDs in a popular area of Cleveland in an effort to make AEDs easier to find in the city
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3 things EMS providers need to know about supraglottic airways

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 15:57
Understand the importance of realistic training on specific devices and using capnography to assess for effective ventilation through supraglottic airways
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Prove it: Video laryngoscope usage in airway management

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 15:42
Video laryngoscopy may improve overall and first-pass success rates for ET intubation by paramedics
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Firefighter-paramedic saved by his wife thanks to CPR training

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 11:08
Rick Stone’s wife, who is also a paramedic, began performing CPR on him after recognizing that he had collapsed due to cardiac arrest
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Crestline awarded $22 million contract for Calgary Transit Community Fleet

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 13:47
Saskatoon, SK, Canada — Crestline Coach, Canadian supplier of small to mid-sized buses and a global leader in ambulance and specialty vehicle manufacturing, secured a 5-year contract with a $22 million dollar order representing the first year commitment to renew Calgary Transit’s community shuttle fleet. The renewal will ensure safe, accessible and comfortable transportation for all Calgary ...
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Video: New protocol increases cardiac arrest survival rate

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 11:18
The extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation protocol is increasing survival rates from zero to around 40 percent
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Va. county installs AEDs in every county office building

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 10:34
The county’s Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management recently installed 29 more AED so that all county office buildings would be equipped with them
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Platform for SaaS reviews recognizes ePro Scheduler with great user experience for employee scheduling software

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 09:35
Brought to you by eCore Software One of the leading B2B software directories recently recognized the efforts of ePro Scheduler in providing emergency medical services an industry-proven employee scheduling software. The experts from FinancesOnline were impressed after they reviewed our software, and thus awarded us their Great User Experience and Rising Star awards for 2017. ePro Scheduler Earns Two ...
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Social science solutions to EMS volunteer recruitment and retention

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 13:49
Another piece of the volunteer ambulance staffing puzzle: a declining middle class
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Teen firefighter revives colleague with newly-learned techniques

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 09:59
Grafton Fire Department volunteer firefighter Daniel Dowty resuscitated a coworker at his second job less than a month after becoming certified
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Off-duty paramedic honored for saving friend after cardiac arrest

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 13:00
Paramedic Brandon Blondeau was golfing when his lifelong friend Michael Isely collapsed on the next hole
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Quiz: How much do you know about preventing back injuries on the job?

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 08:00
Most EMS provider back injuries result from lifting patients – do you know how to position your body to minimize your risk?
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Q&A: How can leaders identify and help EMS providers who need support?

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 12:22
A chaplain for Allina EMS shares his strategies for approaching colleagues after a difficult call to open the lines of communication
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