2016 National EMS Weekend of Honor Returns to Virginia and Pays Tribute to Fallen EMS Heroes

The National EMS Memorial Service, the National EMS Memorial Foundation and the National EMS Memorial Bike Ride will pay tribute to 32 fallen EMS and air medical providers from 15 states during the 2016 National EMS Weekend of Honor, scheduled May 20-22 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport, 2799 Jefferson Davis … Read more

Slow Progress in EMS Safety and Vehicle Design

Accidents involving ambulances are a significant concern in the United States. Vehicle fatality rates for emergency responders are estimated to be up to 4.8 times higher than the national average. Most emergency vehicle accidents occur at intersections or near driveways. They are also more likely to occur in poorly lit areas. Because emergency vehicles are … Read more

ALPS Study Concludes: No Overall Survival Increase From Amiodarone, Lidocaine After Out-of-Hospital Arrest

“Anti arrhythmic drugs are used commonly in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest for shock-refractory ventricular fibrillation or pulseless ventricular tachycardia, but without proven survival benefit.  In this randomized, double-blind trial, researchers compared parenteral amiodarone, lidocaine, and saline placebo, along with standard care, in adults who had non-traumatic out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, shock-refractory ventricular fibrillation or pulseless ventricular tachycardia … Read more

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