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EMS Tips – Heroin(e) Documentary – SHOT Show 2018 – Checking AVPU

1. West Va. Fire Chief featured in Oscar-nominated documentary (FireRescue1.com) Heroin(e), a Netflix documentary features three women as they fight the opioid epidemic in Huntington, West Virginia. Huntington Fire Chief Jan Rader is on the front lines of the epidemic and thinks society as a whole needs to change their outlook on opioid addicts. “We […]

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Determining Level of Consciousness

Have you ever been confused about the difference between Awake and Responding to Verbal stimulus in the AVPU scale? Or noticed that a co-worker, student, or dispatcher is confused? My recent Everyday EMS Tips column at EMS1.com clarifies the difference between A and V. Check it out and remember to appropriately determine level of consciousness […]