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California Paramedic Saves Life of Colleague s Mom

When Ryan Lopez went to paramedic school and struck up a friendship with classmate Brian Borland, he hardly envisioned the role his new friend would play in his life.

Posted Thursday, October 1, 2009

Georgia County May Privatize Ambulances

Because of the budget cut, one ambulance has been shut down 12 hours twice a week.

Posted Thursday, October 1, 2009

Salina EMS Changes CPR Method

Now they're changing the lifesaving procedure to have a better chance of saving lives in an emergency.

Posted Thursday, October 1, 2009

Army Suffers First H1N1 Flu Death

The death at Fort Jackson, the Army's largest training camp and just outside Columbia, may be the first such loss among the nation's 1.4 million men and women in uniform.

Posted Thursday, October 1, 2009

Richland County EMS Policy Scrutinized Following Death

"From the surface you would think a firefighter is equipped to drive an ambulance," said Coble. "If there is more we'll certainly be briefed on it."

Posted Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Assoc. Lists Honorees

October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month, and the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association (SCAA) announced today the recipients of its 2009 leadership awards.

Posted Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Salt Lake City Proposes Having FD Run Ambulance Service

This spring, contractor Southwest Ambulance issued a letter saying it is losing big money on the current deal and would have to renegotiate before renewing for four years this December. Fire Department spokesman Scott Freitag says that could spell an additional $300,000 a year the city cannot afford.

Posted Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Waiting for Second Ambulance Questioned in Columbia Child's Death

Firefighters from Engine 13, meanwhile, were begging EMS workers to let one of them drive the ambulance to the hospital.

Posted Tuesday, September 29, 2009

First Video Laryngoscopic Intubation Performed via Telemedicine

An elderly patient, with a severe COPD exacerbation, presented to the ED at Northern Cochise Community Hospital in Willcox, Arizona.

Posted Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Also On Jems Thumb

South Carolina Medical Helicopter Crash Kills Three

The crash occurred more than seven months after a four-day public hearing into the safety of air ambulance flights. One day before the crash, the NTSB issued 21 recommendations to help improve safety.

Posted Monday, September 28, 2009


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