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Paramedics debunk 12 first aid myths

Paramedics Randy Li and Lorena Concepcion-Martinez debunk 12 myths about first aid. They cover protocols for CPR, choking, seizures, wounds, and more.
Paramedics debunk 12 first aid myths
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A day in the life of an NYC real estate executive who volunteers as a paramedic and spends his nights working on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic

Real estate executive Bryan Lapidus spends several nights a week driving an ambulance across New York City and caring for patients amid the coronavirus pandemic. Lapidus started volunteering as an EMT 10 years ago and joined the Central Park Medical Unit three years ago. Lapidus told Business Insider that in […]
A day in the life of an NYC real estate executive who volunteers as a paramedic and spends his nights working on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic
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Here’s what happens after you call 911 for the coronavirus

We spoke with Hanan Cohen, the director of corporate development and community paramedicine for Empress EMS, a partner of PatientCare EMS Solutions, in New York’s Westchester County, one of the most affected counties in the country so far with confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths. He explained exactly what would happen […]
Here’s what happens after you call 911 for the coronavirus
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First responders say years of low pay and chronic turnover have put coronavirus patients’ lives at additional risk during the pandemic: ‘We’re screaming for help’

New York City’s Emergency Medical Services employees worked 16-hour days for weeks during the peak of the coronavirus pandemic to cover sick colleagues’ shifts. Amid the staffing shortage, 911 calls increased by 50% to 100%, and out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (frequent among critical COVID-19 patients) increased by nearly 300%. Ambulance industry […]
First responders say years of low pay and chronic turnover have put coronavirus patients’ lives at additional risk during the pandemic: ‘We’re screaming for help’
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‘We’re seeing more dead bodies than we’ve ever had to’: First responders describe the guilt, trauma, and hopelessness of battling the coronavirus in New York

Emergency Medical Services officers in New York told Business Insider that their mental health is at risk as the city’s coronavirus outbreak leads to record-setting 911 call volumes. EMS workers with the FDNY are seeing an unprecedented number of cardiac arrests and struggling with feelings of hopelessness as they attempt […]
‘We’re seeing more dead bodies than we’ve ever had to’: First responders describe the guilt, trauma, and hopelessness of battling the coronavirus in New York
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‘This is like 9/11 every single day’: New York’s emergency responders say they’re getting up to 75% more calls than normal — and falling ill themselves

Lt. Faisel Abed, a paramedic supervisor with the New York Fire Department’s Emergency Medical Services, responded to the September 11 attacks and is now on the front line of the city’s coronavirus response. Abed said the pandemic is worse than 9/11, since COVID-19 is an invisible “monster” that “we can’t […]
‘This is like 9/11 every single day’: New York’s emergency responders say they’re getting up to 75% more calls than normal — and falling ill themselves