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Fatality Study: EMS Is a Dangerous Profession

Fatality Study:EMS Is a Dangerous Profession By Kim Oriole, JEMS InfoMail Reporter More EMS providers die on the job than anyone suspected, making the occupation nearly as dangerous as police officer or firefighter, according to the first-ever national study of EMS fatalities. The study, “Occupational Fatalities in Emergency Medical Services: A Hidden Crisis,” is detailed [...]

Providing EMS at the 2011 Baltimore Grand Prix

By Erik P. Steciak, NREMT-P *As SEMSNation begin preparation for the Baltimore Grand Prix 2012 let take a minute an relive the event through the eyes of Paramedic Steciak -Enjoy   Erik P. Steciak has been involved in EMS since 2003, and is currently a Lead ALS provider for Special Events Medical Services.

Environmentally Induced Hyperthermic Emergencies

 By Erik P. Steciak This month’s article is going to look at heat related environmental emergencies. While there can be various causes or exacerbating factors, such as being outside in elevated temperatures or intense physical exercise without a respite or proper hydration, the end result is the same: the body can no longer thermoregulate itself [...]

U2 Concert: 22 June 2011, Medical Standby

U2 Concert Baltimore. Maryland

U2 Concert: 22 June 2011, Medical Standby John F. Oliveira, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P, FP-C The city of Baltimore hosted a major concert last week, and I had the opportunity to be part of the team of Emergency Medical Service providers assigned to the event. The Irish rock group U2 played at M&T Bank Stadium, home of [...]