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CCHC implements Ebola protocol

A day after Ebola claimed its first victim on American soil, local hospital officials announced they have updated plans to identify and contain the rare but deadly virus on the chance it shows up on C...

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FEATURED ARTICLES FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY

Facts about Influenza (Flu) & Flu Vaccine

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What is influenza (also called flu)? The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year. Signs and ...

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Clinical Benchmarks That Matter

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In a previous column in the EMS Insider, I illustrated the need to deemphasize response times as the defacto quality measure of an EMS system based on the growing body of research appearing in peer-reviewed journals that shows response times greater than five minutes but less than 15 minutes general...

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Creating an EMS Culture of Safety

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For the past three years, 18 EMS leaders have been meeting to tease apart and examine the bits and pieces that form an overall strategy for safety in the workplace. After obtaining input and feedback from a variety of stakeholders both inside and outside the EMS community, the group presented their ...

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Can busier be better ?

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When a medical emergency strikes, our gut tells us to get to the nearest hospital quickly. But a new study suggests that busier emergency centers may actually give the best chance of surviving – especially for people suffering life-threatening medical crises. In fact, the analysis finds that patien...

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Community Paramedic Update

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Community Paramedicine is one of the hottest topics in EMS these days. And, the National EMS Advisory Council has delved into the subject to discuss emerging issues. When finished, a work group will be submitting its report the NEMSAC for its approval and submittal to FICEMS and N...

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Reducing Sodium in Children’s Diets

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About 9 in 10 US children eat more sodium than recommended. Most sodium is in the form of salt, as a part of processed foods. A high sodium diet can lead to high blood pressure. About 1 in 6 children ages 8-17 years has raised blood pressure. High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart dise...

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