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Emergency Medical Services
By Allison G. S. Knox
Community paramedicine allows EMTs to provide medical assistance to patients in their homes. Learn how this model can help relieve overburdened EMS units in the opioid crisis.
By Dr. Jennifer Sedillo and Nirav Patel
Kratom is a herbal supplement commonly used to treat opioid withdrawal. However, much is unknown about its active ingredients. Learn more about kratom and why it's so important for there to be further investigation into its addictive nature and potential harm to users.
By Rosie Rosati
Asbestos is a toxin linked to cancer and can still be found in many older homes. From 9/11 to Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy, there are lessons to be learned from how asbestos is handled in the aftermath of a disaster.
By Brad Davison
EMS students learn vital skills in school, but what should they know before entering the field as a working professional? Here are five tips to prepare aspiring EMTs and paramedics for a long and successful career in EMS.