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What happened: CVS, the national pharmacy chain store, announced it will start selling naloxone (Narcan) rescue kits without a prescription in 12 more states. In addition to Rhode Island and Massachusetts, the kits will be available for purchase in
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Drones for EMS: 5 ways to use a UAV today
EMS responders may find applications for drones as an earlier response tool to provide rapid access to life-saving tools such as tourniquets for victims of penetrating trauma, AEDs for victims of sudden cardiac arrest, or epinephrine auto-injectors for ...
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AHA CPR guidelines: Get in step with the 2015 updates
In a small prospective, non-randomized trial, patients arriving in the emergency department with CPR in progress received either a corticosteroid during the resuscitation attempt or an injection of plain saline . Patients who received the ...
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Naloxone: Public access or excess?
Intramuscular naloxone auto-injectors, with performance similar to an EpiPen, retail for $825! Those prices, stimulated by increased demand for naloxone and a nationwide shortage that has since been resolved, have strained budgets at EMS agencies like ...
Naloxone intranasal or auto-injector; which is better?
A group of investigators, funded by the makers of a naloxone auto-injector, compared the time of administration of naloxone intranasal versus naloxone auto-injector, as well as completion of critical tasks related to administration. In phase 1 the 42 ...