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Online Pandemic Influenza Training FREE for EMTs and Paramedics

A two part training program on Pandemic Influenza is now available at no cost to EMTs, Paramedics, first responders, and others interested in learning...

EMS Pandemic Influenza Guidelines

EMS Pandemic Influenza Guidelines for Statewide Adoption were published in May 2007. Nearly two years later EMS agencies are revisiting those guidelines as public...

Emergencies with Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf/Blind People

Video on how to respond to emergencies with deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf/blind people is available for viewing from the Community Emergency Preparedness...

Rail Crossings: Zero Accidents, Zero Injuries, and Zero Fatalities

April 27 to May 23, 2009 is Rail Safety Week. In the US 1399 injuries and 744 fatalities were reported in railroad grade crossing...

Cleaning the Ambulance – to prevent spread of pathogens

I bet you are paying a little more attention to cleaning the ambulance with all the attention, in-service trainings, and patient questions about Swine...

EMT Students: Change to NREMT Bleeding and Shock Skill Sheet

The NREMT bleeding and shock skill sheet has changed recently. If direct pressure is not successful for severe extremity bleeding proceed immediately to application...

Understanding Swine Flu: 10 Resources for Paramedics and EMTS

The spread of swine influenza reports are dominating this morning's news. The resources available for EMS to understand Swine Influenza development, transmission, treatment, and...

Swine Flu Infection Control Guidelines

On April 20, 2009 the CDC published Interim Guidance on Infection Control and Antiviral Recommendations for Patients with Confirmed or Suspected Swine Influenza. The...

Flu Outbreak: EMS Best Practice Recommendations

To-date much of the information about the spread of swine influenza has pertained to the general public, hospital personnel, and public health departments. The...

CDC Swine Flu Information Video

The CDC is producing just-in-time training videos, podcasts, and information about Swine Influenza. This video was released on April 25, 2009. Watch for information...

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