By A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P
WATCH THE VIDEO – A great teaching moment re: Mechanism of Injury and a Period of Unconsciousness
NOTE: The critical impact moment is around 01:01 on the video
The injury to, and…Continue
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Yesterday, I made it to my classroom with time to spare, so I grabbed my book and started studying Chapter 3 (documentation). Because documentation is a subject that requires little breaks every now and then, I looked up more than occasionally. I realized as the other students started arriving that I recognized a lot of them already, and when the lady who sat next to me the first night pulled up and waved, I was happy to see her.
Once we all got settled (yes, we took the same…Continue
City sees $2.5M increase in collections in first year of EMS Billing contract
Briarcliff Manor, NY – January 31, 2013 – Earlier this month, the City of Memphis Division of Fire Services quietly renewed its contract with Digitech Computer, Inc. for the provision of EMS billing services. Under the terms of the contract extension, Digitech will continue to process ambulance transport claims for the approximately 80,000 annual trips…Continue
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A Florida teen with a broken leg jumped into a Marco Island lake to try and save his friend and a drowning man, according to video from WBBH.
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On Thursday, April 10, 2008, Chukwueloka (Vincent) Agwuoke, had been participating in a physics class project being held in the Patterson Natatorium and swimming pool of the Westside High School. According to Vincent’s parents, Vincent…
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VERO BEACH — The family of shark bite victim Karin Stei is helping to ensure other visitors to the city's beaches can get the care needed if a life is endangered as the German tourist's was last…
Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on January 29, 2013 at 3:16pm — No Comments
I anxiously awaited the start of my class. It was 5:40, and the doors should have been opening momentarily. I was excited, nervous and scared -- all at once. After more than six years at JEMS, six years of considering getting my EMT certification, I officially went from EMS editor to EMT student.
Apparently, this class was a first for our instructor as well because every single person on the roster showed up. (The potential student next to me had hoped otherwise.) My…Continue
YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — Two people were rescued Sunday when their single-engine plane crashed and sank into the icy Hudson River off Yonkers, authorities said.
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Dedicated to drowning and aquatic injury prevention and emergency management, Lifesaving Resources develops educational curriculums in Aquatics Safety, Water Rescue, Swiftwater Rescue, Ice Rescue, and Lifeguard Operations, and conducts this training throughout North America for the Public Safety and Rescue, as well as the Lifeguard and…Continue
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Every 40 seconds, a stroke occurs in the United States, and Ad Council research shows that 28% of Americans wouldn’t recognize the signs. The American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association…
Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on January 24, 2013 at 12:01pm — No Comments
Ottawa police cruisers guard the end of Ferry Road along the Ottawa River near Fitzroy Harbour Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. Divers will resume efforts to recover a car and a male body from the Ottawa River Monday afternoon. The vehicle is believed to have been driven by Daron Graves, 29, and his mother Donna Graves,…Continue
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This is an update to the article posted on January 19.
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Quick action by nearby residents rescued two children who fell through ice Sunday afternoon on Beverly Lake in south Everett.
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2013 Training Schedule
Water Rescue Technician Courses
• May 04, 2013 (Kennebunkport, Maine)
• July 20, 2013 (Kennebunkport, Maine)
• September 21, 2013 (Kennebunkport, Maine)
Swiftwater Rescue Technician Courses
• May 04 - 05, 2013 (Kennebunkport, Maine)
• July 20 - 21, 2013 (Kennebunkport,…Continue
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MINNETRISTA, Minn. - An infant is hospitalized in critical condition after being pulled to safety from a car that went through the ice of channel on Lake Minnetonka.
Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on January 19, 2013 at 4:01pm — No Comments
Thank You for Asking
Thank you for asking,
But I’m not sure
That you really want to know.
For if you do,
It makes me wonder
As to why.
Is it some hungry
Morbid curiosity that
Lives within you
In need of being sated?
Or, do you
Really care about
The victims of illnesses
And injuries that you
Only hear about
But are beyond your
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