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Howler' Siren Cuts EMSA Ambulance Wrecks in Half

The sound of EMSA's howler sirens is having a big impact on safety in Tulsa and Oklahoma City.

Posted Thursday, November 12, 2009

Massachusetts Towns Move Forward with Regional Paramedic Service

Lincoln is one of 10 Emerson ALS member communities moving forward with plans to establish the Central Middlesex Emergency Rescue Authority (CMERA).

Posted Thursday, November 12, 2009

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Call for Sick Child Develops into Multi-Patient CO Response

These 10 patients were transported to a Specialty Trauma Center in Baltimore that has a hyperbaric chamber on-board the Department's Medical Ambulance Bus.

Posted Thursday, November 12, 2009

Legislature Orders Striking British Columbia Paramedics Back to Work

Union leaders representing B.C.'s paramedics called it a sad day for democracy and said the fight is far from over.

Posted Thursday, November 12, 2009

Respiratory Problems Strike 30 at North Carolina McDonald s

Brown said police plan to look at toxicology reports of patients who agreed for the hospital to share them with police.

Posted Thursday, November 12, 2009

LifeLine Reaches 5-Year Anniversary in Indiana County

Dombroski, Jackson and Furrey are among 16 staff members at LIFELINE Critical Care's Kokomo base, which marked its fifth anniversary in October.

Posted Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Orthodox Jewish Medics Say Beard Ban Discriminates

Suzanne Collins explains it involves a problem of having facial hair when wearing a safety mask.

Posted Wednesday, November 11, 2009

FDA to Review Some External Biphasic Defibrillators' Energy Levels

The FDA is investigating energy levels in external biphasic defibrillators that deliver energy levels of less than or equal to 200 Joules.

Posted Wednesday, November 11, 2009

New Hampshire EMS Covers Two States, 10 Towns, Full-Time

It's a model that experts say is popular nationwide, even in areas far less rural than northern New Hampshire.

Posted Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Research Challenges Belief that Quick Response Increases Patient's Chances

Studies show not just that expensive response time improvements may have limited benefit but also that investing in paramedic-level care may not be cost-effective.

Posted Tuesday, November 10, 2009


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