Fri, 30 May 2014 13:18:09 +00002014-05-30T13:18:09Z
One of the greatest ego boosts any paramedic or EMT can get is to visit a kingergarten class to show off the ambulance. These kids treat us like rockstars. Did you know if you take the gurney out of the back, you can get more than 20 five year olds in there with the teacher and room to spare?...
Wed, 28 May 2014 23:59:03 +00002014-05-28T23:59:03Z
Jagged, ripped and torn apart, lacerations bear no art.
Incisions, though, have grace and grand design.
The lowly laceration is the work of twisted metal
But only the sharpest edge may incise the surgeon's line.
Wed, 28 May 2014 02:51:12 +00002014-05-28T02:51:12Z
Insulin shock refers to the body's reaction to too little sugar -- hypoglycemia -- often caused by too much insulin. Diabetic coma refers to a victim of high blood sugar -- hyperglycemia -- who becomes confused or unconscious....
Tue, 27 May 2014 23:40:00 +00002014-05-27T23:40:00Z
Have you ever choked on a piece of steak? Has a cow ever wrapped its hooves around your neck and tried to strangulate you?
Mon, 26 May 2014 21:38:36 +00002014-05-26T21:38:36Z
When we talk about injuries and illnesses, we often refer to cells, tissues and organs. Cells are the smallest complete units of life, and the human body has trillions of cells -- way too many for me to count....
Fri, 23 May 2014 23:40:57 +00002014-05-23T23:40:57Z
The ABC's of first aid used to be:
It was the gold standard of all first aid assessments. Heck, it was the gold standard of all medical assessments, period....
Wed, 21 May 2014 19:58:34 +00002014-05-21T19:58:34Z
Heat illness is a catch-all term referring to several different conditions that stem from getting too hot.
There are three common heat illnesses:
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 08:11:55 +00002014-04-29T08:11:55Z
Kids can learn CPR. They might not be big enough to do the skills well, but they can certainly learn the steps.
Researchers in Austria tested kids aged 9 to 18 years on their ability to retain CPR skills. What they published back in 2009 is that kids can certainly remember the steps to CPR. In fact, they remembered the steps as good as or better than adults do....
Mon, 28 Apr 2014 05:00:11 +00002014-04-28T05:00:11Z
Believe it or not, just because a person has sustained a life-threatening injury doesn't mean he wants your help. In fact, if you try to treat a person without permission, it is technically an assault on his person....
Sun, 27 Apr 2014 20:38:35 +00002014-04-27T20:38:35Z
Several tornadoes have touched down across the country today, reportedly killing at least two people.
(image) If you live in an area prone to twisters, you should know what to do if one touches down near you. Some of the most important tips:...