September 22, 2022.Reading time 10 minutes.
One in three adults over age 65 fall at least once a year. The impact of a fall can be significant. Injuries from a fall can cause cascading problems that prevent someone from remaining safe in their home.
But, falling does not have to be an inevitable part of aging. This Fall Prevention Awareness Week, take steps to prevent the risk of falls in your home or the homes of older adults in your life.
May 24, 2019.Reading time 4 minutes.
If you live in King County, you are fortunate. King County EMS is known for its exceptional performance in meeting national standards for emergency response times, including one of the best cardiac arrest survival rates in the nation.
May 23, 2019.Reading time 3 minutes.
Blood loss is the leading cause of preventable death after a traumatic injury. Trained bystanders can often make the difference between life and death. Learn how you can Stop the Bleed.
May 22, 2019.Reading time 3 minutes.
Less that 10% of EMS responses involve patients 17 and younger. When they happen, you want the best-trained people on the job. Thanks to great teamwork, this recent & local near-fatality had a happy ending.
May 21, 2019.Reading time 4 minutes.
Our Medic One/EMS providers take care of us under stressful and traumatic circumstances. Learn more about efforts to support them.
May 20, 2019.Reading time 4 minutes.
Bystander CPR saves lives. 70% of all out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in King County received it. CPR in a Box is tool designed to train even more people through local partners, and save more lives.