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Current Updates on Drug Shortages

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From: U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) [mailto:fda@service.govdelivery.com] Drug Shortages for U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). This information has recently been updated. December 22, 2011 Drug Shortages: Current Drug Shortages: Acetylcysteine Inhalation Solution (updated) Drug Shortages: Current Drug Shortages: Aminocaproic Acid (updated) Drug Shortages: Current Drug Shortages: Bupivacaine Hydrochloride Injection (updated) Drug Shortages: Current Drug Shortages: Calcium Chloride Injection …

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EMS Law – Whistle Blowers by Tony Dalton

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How To Avoid Whistleblower Retaliation Liability by Tony Dalton A federal court jury in Florida recently awarded an EMT $70,000 in compensatory damages against Collier County EMS Medflight under the Florida Whistleblower Act. The EMT, who previously worked for the service as a pilot, claimed that he was demoted to EMT status and required to perform menial tasks such as …

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Recent Webcast!

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The National Association of EMS Physicians recently released a position paper on the applicability of Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation (NPPV) in prehospital care. What does this position paper mean and why is it important? Joseph Holley, MD, FACEP, will describe what NPPV is; review why it is used and for which patients/symptoms; discuss how it is provided (when to use …

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Social Media Liability

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Avoid “Facebook Liability” Posted on August 30, 2011 by Tony Dalton The Internet can be a wonderful thing, brimming with information and social media opportunities for people to “connect.” Facebook seems to be one of the leading formats for staying in contact with friends and sharing information about events and activities. But online predators and cyber stalkers are not the only …

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The “DO NOT TRANSPORT” Patient

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“DNT. DO NOT TRANSPORT. PATIENT REFUSAL. AMA.” These are familiar to all of us in the prehospital world. We see them every day and view them as a nuisance. We feel they are wasting our time or taking valuable resources that could be better spent helping someone “who’s really sick.” Because we have limited contact with these patients and provide …

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