Our Public Safety Group team exhibited at EMS World Expo in Las Vegas, NV on October 18-20, 2017. Booth 1719 was bustling all week and we enjoyed seeing many new and familiar faces! There was a lot of excitement surrounding the release of the personalized EMS continuing education solution, Recert, and many people stopped by to demo the all-new PEPP, Revised Third Edition Renewal Course (ALS Version and BLS Version).
Ebola, a rare deadly infectious disease, has been in the news a lot lately. As a result, concerns over origins, transmission, recovery, and public health and safety are on the rise. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC):
This weekend, first responders from Boston, Massachusetts, and surrounding communities will participate in the largest emergency training drill ever held in the Boston area. Hosted by Boston's Office of Emergency Management, the 24-hour critical training drill starts at 8 AM on Saturday, May 3 and is called "Urban Shield: Boston."
National EMS Week is May 18-24. This is OUR week to celebrate and honor the life-saving service our EMS practitioners provide their patients on a daily basis and the important role of EMS in our nation’s preparedness strategy and response to disasters.
A team of Good Samaritans and public safety professionals saved the life of a 5-month-old boy yesterday by performing CPR on a busy Miami highway. Pamela Rauseo realized something was wrong with her nephew, Sebastian de la Cruz, and immediately pulled her car to the left side of the highway. After taking him out of his car seat and realizing that he was not responding, Rauseo "tried to call 911, but I was just so nervous my hands wouldn't function." Fortunately, after screaming for help, a handful of people (also stuck in traffic) stopped to help. After a Good Samaritan performed CPR, the infant began breathing again on his own. He stopped breathing once more before being taken in an ambulance to Jackson Memorial Hospital. According to Rauseo, Sebastian de la Cruz is in critical condition today, but is expected to survive.