LAS VEGAS — Opioid overdose is a widespread problem that affects all communities and socioeconomic groups in the U.S. and has recently become a leading causes of preventable death. Emergency responders – EMS, police, and fire – are increasingly
RIGA, NY — Barry Miller, 50, a Bergen (N.Y.) Fire Department EMT/firefighter, as well as a county coroner, was killed Wednesday morning when the ambulance he was riding in collided with a construction vehicle. Miller was riding in the front passenger
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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Illinois bill to allow EMRs, EMTs to use epinephrine vials
Under current law, it can only be dispensed using epinephrine auto-injectors. "Our budget for two rural fire departments is very limited," Mahomet district trustee Jim Jones told WANDTV. "Right now, we are forced to buy four EpiPens and four junior Ep ...
Pediatric anaphylaxis: How capnography can help assessment and treatment
Pediatric epinephrine auto-injectors (EpiPens) are also available and carried by many BLS units. The EpiPen Jr. auto-injector has a standard 0.15 mg dose of epinephrine, and should be given to children who weigh 10-30 kg. Children who weigh more than ...
Student advice: 7 ways to understand EMS traumatic stress
This is what it will take for a Ph.D. student undertaking research on the effects of traumatic stress exposure within EMS occupations. Tomorrow at 7:52 AM. By Greg Friese, EMS1 Editor-in-Chief. A psychology Ph.D. student asked the EMS sub-Reddit for ...
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Why changing epinephrine label from ratio expression to mass dose won't eliminate errors
Auto-injectors, because of their fixed doses (0.15mg and 0.3mg), cannot be precisely tailored to patient weight (0.01mg/kg). And if you believe the European Resuscitation Council the upper dosage range falls short of their recommendation to give 0.5 mg.
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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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