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Massachusetts water rescue, DC paramedic staffing issues, helmet laws and cycling injuries, and we’ll take a look at allergic reactions in our EMS review this week.  If that’s what you’re looking for, you found it right here on this week’s episode of the MedicCast.

MedicCast Episode 336

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Bee Stings

Good day and welcome to this week’s episode of the MedicCast. I’m your host, Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and I’d like to welcome you to this week’s show. I’ve got a great show coming up for you this week including a great story about a water rescue and resuscitation that happened in Massachusetts recently. Plus, I’m back in the swing with some EMS topic reviews. We’ll kick that series for EMTs and paramedics off with a look at allergic reactions in this week’s episode. All of that is coming up next here on the MedicCast.

Before we get to that though, please make sure you check out the links and additional information available for you over at the MedicCast blog at MedicCast.com/blog. There’s a show notes link at the top of the page. Click that link and it will take you right to the most recent episode and you can scroll down there to find any previous episode. There’s also a search box there for you on the right if you are looking for something in particular. Take some time and make sure you follow up on the information you get on the show and understand how it applies to your EMS practice and protocols.

If you want to get back in touch with me, make sure you do so. You can email me at podmedic@mac.com. Shoot me an email with your comments and questions on the shows, or you can send me suggestions and interview ideas for future episodes. Either way, I work to respond back to every email that comes in and I’ll get back to you as well so keep those emails coming in. Also, if you’re an android user or iPhone or iPad owner, check out the brand new free MedicCast App. Get the free MedicCast app from the Google play store. Get the free MedicCast EMS app for iOS.

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News:

Submerged Couple Rescued and Resuscitated

First off in the news this week, look at a heartwarming story from Massachusetts. An elderly couple pulling into a parking space accidentally drove into a nearby body of water. The Nashua River is freezing cold this time of year but rescuers jumped in to help rescue the elderly man and woman.

DC Paramedic’s Leaving in Droves

Washington, D.C. EMS is back in the news and, as usual, it’s not for good reasons. Apparently, paramedics are leaving the city’s fire department in droves. According to the article I found, 53 Paramedic seven resigned were retired since the new Fire Chief was instated in 2011.

Helmet Laws and Cycling Injuries

Finally, in the news this week, I’ll look at the importance of having proactive walls for Public Safety like helmet laws. A recent study from Boston Children’s Hospital found that states with helmet laws had a much reduced incidence of bicycle related fatalities than in those states without strong helmet laws protecting children.

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Tip of the Week: Allergic Reactions

For this week’s tip of the week on the MedicCast, I bring you another EMS topic review with a look at allergic reactions. As summertime arrives here in North America, the bees will be out again and we’re likely to see more instances of allergic reactions to things like this and other activities. So let’s get into this week’s tip of the week and look at allergic reactions.

Tip of the Week Links

Anaphylaxis: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

Anaphylactic and Anaphylactoid Reactions – EMSWorld.com

Allergic reactions: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

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Until next time, Scene safety, BSI!

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