emergency medical services
Dozens of people were trapped in the rubble as rescuers with flashlights attempted to find them.
If you only knew how proud I am to be a Paramedic, to be a life changer, a life saver, an all too often forgotten hero. Happy EMS Week to some of the most incredible people I have the honor of knowing and working alongside. You are heroes.
Fewer than 3 in 100 people received help -- or even comfort -- from bystanders.
Science supports the fact that it's up to you, the community bystander, to be the difference between life and death in these situations, and here is how we know this...data!
As a paramedic that worked along the U.S.-Mexico border until 2010, my colleagues and I responded to a lot of heroin and painkiller overdoses. Some of them we got to in time, while in others we got there too late -- not to mention the many we never heard about.
When you're hosting a destination wedding someplace that most of your guests have never been, it's a good idea to have a very clear idea of what to do in case of an emergency. Preparing for something you probably won't need will give you the peace of mind.
At a time when the Middle East is a minefield of socio-religious tensions, such interactions between disparate communities seem especially rare. But when they happen, they can be transformative.
There are too many instances where medical helicopters are called for people who aren't critically injured or don't have time-sensitive medical need. They will be shocked when the bill arrives.