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Running Toward Disaster

High Performance EMS

Sadly, this is not an adventure story of heroic first responder actions on the scene of an emergency incident but rather about how current EMS operations are failing us and their missions. Across the country, a quarter of positions in the dispatch center , the folks we rely on to keep resources coordinated, are going unfilled. Recent annual surveys also show that over 10% of EMS clinicians will leave the field entirely each year.

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CMS GADCS: Public Safety Webinar Recording

American Ambulance Association

CMS recently posted an updated Medicare Ground Ambulance Data Collection System (GADCS) webinar on Public Safety Organizations on their Ambulance Events webpage. The post CMS GADCS: Public Safety Webinar Recording appeared first on American Ambulance Association.

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Podcast – Sudden Cardiac Death Syndrome

St. Emlyn's

St.Emlyn's - Emergency Medicine #FOAMed Learn about Sudden Arrthymic Death Syndrome in children. Listen to the podcast recorded live at the Premier Conference 2024. The post Podcast – Sudden Cardiac Death Syndrome appeared first on St.Emlyn's.

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4 Signs a Patient on a Mechanical Ventilator Requires Suctioning

SSCOR

After successful intubation, your patient is mechanically ventilated with a patent airway and his vital signs stabilize. Then, while transporting your patient, you notice a sawtooth pattern to the ventilator waveform. The patient’s cough is not “junky” and his oxygen saturation remains stable.

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A Rolling Stone Without a Home: Bouveret Syndrome on PoCUS

EMOttawa

This case report demonstrates the utility of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) to identify complicated gallbladder disease. In this case, the patient presented with abdominal pain and a known history of cholelithiasis. POCUS demonstrated signs of small bowel obstruction and subsequently guided the decision to pursue radiology-performed imaging. Subsequently, the rare complication of Bouveret syndrome was identified. […] The post A Rolling Stone Without a Home: Bouveret Syndrome on PoCUS ap

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Status Report: Presumptive Cancer Coverage for Firefighters in Illinois

Firefighters and EMS Fund

Firefighters are in the business of saving lives, even at the cost of their safety. This is often taken for granted: We’ve all seen the heroic scenes of first responders walking into a burning building to protect others. Should anything happen during the fire, firefighters can at least rely on prompt medical help and protection […] The post Status Report: Presumptive Cancer Coverage for Firefighters in Illinois appeared first on Firefighters and EMS Fund.