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Chris Solomons, an emergency medical dispatcher at Yorkshire Air Ambulance HQ, arrived at work around 7am. He had begun feeling chest pains & unwell in general while driving, & barely managed to arrive. He called over a fellow paramedic, who, with another colleague, assessed his status. It quickly became apparent that he was suffering from a massive heart attack. A few minutes later, Chris went into cardiac arrest. What follows is a display of true heroism by all involved in providing Chris with emergency medical care as soon as possible.

The whole episode was filmed by a BBC cameraman. This cameraman was present to film the team as part of a series called Helicopter Heroes. And heroes he got.

Read Chris’ full story here

Sources: First Responder Network, Arrhythmia Alliance, BBC

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A study  shows that EMTs and Paramedics are almost twice as likely to be involved in fatal driving accidents when compared to overall traffic accident fatalities involving workers. A cause seems to be rollovers due to the top-heavy construction of most ambulances.

The study used data from the Fire Protection Research Foundation, the CDC & the National Institute for Safety & Occupational Health.

Read full article:  Study: EMT’s face greatest risk on road

Sources: WishTV, ParamedicTV

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The Podmedic (Jamie Davis) shows you how to use your smartphone to study, review or reference EMS protocols & techniques on demand.

Sources: The MedicCast, EMS World

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A meteorite shot through the Russian sky & exploded,  sending a molten meteor shower to the ground & people into panic. around 950 were reported injured. There was damage, too. Windows exploded, doors flew off buildings & structures shook.

Imagine having to treat patients in this environment of panic.

Sources: Russia Today, ParamedicTV.com

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In light of what happened in Minneapolis, where EMTs went in to rescue victims while the gunman was still loose, concerns about EMT safety are being addressed.

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