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EMS Tips – Yes to Glucagon – POTUS says ‘paramedics’ in SOTU – Telemedicine in Jail

1. Glucagon, yes we can! (EMS1.com) Harvard researchers looked at some NEMSIS (ePCR data) and speculated EMTs can’t use glucagon – a medication to treat hypoglycemia. Many EMTs inside (and outside) the U.S. are authorized and trained to administer the ~$200 per dose medication, but treat low blood sugar with food, oral glucose, or prepare […]

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EMS Tips – Fatigue is Deadly – Glucagon Rarely Used – Paramedic Refresher

1. Police say driver asleep at the wheel “An EMS provider driving an ambulance that crashed and resulted in the¬†death of an EMT fell asleep behind the wheel, according to police.” This tragic incident happened just a week after the release of¬†5 evidence-based guidelines for fatigue management in EMS. Recommend using fatigue/sleepiness survey instruments to […]