Surge in communicable diseases, funding shortages threaten public’s health

If you’ve followed the Public Health Insider, you know that we’ve seen a surge of communicable disease outbreaks in places like schools, health care facilities, jails and restaurants. And those are just the most visible ones. As the local health department, it’s our mission and legal responsibility to track down and stop over 50 communicable diseases in […]

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EMS/Medic One doctor talks reasons for survival success

For National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) week (May 21 – 27), we’re honoring the local heroes that make up our EMS/Medic One system in King County. Each day, we’ll be sharing a unique perspective on saving lives from the people doing this work every day. On this final look at the EMS system for the week, we asked Dr. Tom Rea, […]

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Restarting hearts: CPR/AED trainer fosters a community of lifesavers

For National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) week (May 21 – 27), we’re honoring the local heroes that make up our EMS/Medic One system in King County. Each day, we’ll be sharing a unique perspective on saving lives from the people doing this work every day. Today, we’re taking a closer look at training the public to know cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and effectively […]

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Saving lives on the paramedic beat

For National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) week (May 21 – 27), we’re honoring the local heroes that make up our EMS/Medic One system in King County. Each day, we’ll be sharing a unique perspective on saving lives from the people doing this work every day. Today, we’re taking a closer look at Advanced Life Support (ALS) response. Sent to an incident […]

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First and fast care: Emergency Medical Technician on the scene

For National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) week (May 21 – 27), we’re honoring the local heroes that make up our EMS/Medic One system in King County. Each day, we’ll be sharing a unique perspective on saving lives from the people doing this work every day. Today, we’re taking a closer look at Basic Life Support (BLS) response. Sent […]

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Life on the line: Meet a voice of 911

For National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) week (May 21 – 27), we’re honoring the local heroes that make up our EMS/Medic One system in King County. Each day, we’ll be sharing a unique perspective on saving lives from the people doing this work every day. Today, the spotlight is on Emergency Medical Dispatch. Dispatchers are the […]

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