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2014 Running Red for Heart – Part 1

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

It’s Back…Running Red for Heart 5K is back and is now part one in a series of two runs offered by REMSA throughout the year that benefit the American Heart Association.  This years run will include a Health Expo during packet pick-up on Friday night from 3:00 to 7:00 PM in the Scheels training rooms. […]

Protect Yourself from the Heat

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

    As we continue to break records for high temperatures in Northern Nevada it is imperative to think about how to keep yourself and your family safe this holiday weekend.  Here are a few tips to help you beat the heat. Dress for the heat. Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing. Light colors will reflect away some of […]

Camping Safety

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Camping in the great outdoors is invigorating, refreshing, relaxing, peaceful and at times…dangerous.  As we start to venture out into the great outdoors it’s a good time to start thinking about the steps to take to camping safely and enjoying a night under the stars.  Here are 19 tips to get a safe start to […]

Running Red for Heart

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Race Results are In:  Visit our Special Race Results Facebook Tab Guys and Girls…come out and support women in the fight against heart disease and stroke by running in your favorite red dress, tutu, or other red running gear in the first annual Running Red for Heart 5K. The run will start at Scheels and all […]

Which CPR class is right for me?

Saturday, August 18th, 2012

Choosing a CPR class should be easy…get online and register!  But what happens after you get online?  You are presented with a list of different CPR classes and options.  Healthcare Provider, Heartsaver, Online, etc.  How do you know which one to choose? It starts with knowing why you are taking the class.  Is it for […]

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning – Recognition & Response

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Carbon Monoxide is the most common cause of poisoning in industrial countries including Canada and the United States. In the US, as many as 5,000 to 6,000 people die annually as a result of CO poisoning. Accidental CO deaths tend to peak during winter months due to the increase use of heating systems or portable electric generators combined with closed windows.

Using an AED on Infants – New AHA Guidelines

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

According to the 2010 Guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care, the use of an AED in infant patients is now a class IIb recommendation

How Safe is a Safety Harness?

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

You are dispatched to a priority 2 fall at UNR. Dispatch informs you that there is a building under construction and the patient fell from a third floor and is hanging from a safety harness. You arrive to find a construction worker hanging from a support beam by his safety harness approximately 25 feet above […]

MEDICATION AND OTHER ERRORS IN EMS

Monday, July 20th, 2009

When we review charts and Occurrence Reports we find that there are many different types of errors made as we care for patients. Happily, errors do not happen every day and not all errors result in harm to the patient; but then you also have to wonder how many errors are made that we never […]