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
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.
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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.
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.
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