Arizona paramedics are suiting up in gas masks, working long hours and taking care of the sick amid a global pandemic.
Paramedics, firefighters and EMTs, who often experience work-related PTSD and depression, have significantly higher rates of suicide than the general population. And in many jurisdictions across the country, they aren’t receiving the mental health services they need.
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.
Paramedics with the most experience with cardiac arrest achieve the highest survival rates in patients.
It scares the hell out of me that we will not have another generation of good cops coming onto police departments because of the hatred and political environment. I don't want any of our family members or friends to join the police department, but I also don't want to live in a country where the people who should have been the cops don't want to be anymore.
California's Alameda County takes a more holistic approach to health care.
Mike DeWindt and Steve Lucero explain what their jobs entail.
I am by no means an expert in health IT, but I do know that we need to demand more from these systems. And that includes more interoperability, easier access, and up-to-date information.
One of the sharpest criticisms against making naloxone widely available to people at risk for drug overdose is this: If people have a medicine on hand that allows them to reverse a drug overdose themselves, won't they stop calling 911?
I decided to sit up, run some fingers through my matted hair, and, at the very least, cross my legs delicately at the ankle -- even if it felt like I was giving birth to Balrog triplets. And that's when it happened. A fart with the supernova velocity and resonance of the Hella Supertone Air Horn unexpectedly erupted from me.