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New Hampshire Towns Using Modems to Enhance EKGs

Towns have begun hooking those machines up to modems that can beam the reading right to the emergency room.

Posted Friday, September 18, 2009

Kansas City Places MAST Under Fire Department Control

Kansas City s ambulance service, known as MAST, is now under the control of the city s Fire Department, a move that surprisingly came together in just a week.

Posted Friday, September 18, 2009

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Md. Technical Rescue Team Picks Driver Off 40' Embankment

The vehicle left the roadway jumping the curb and sped down a steep 40-foot embankment.

Posted Friday, September 18, 2009

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Panel Recommends Trimming Terror Color Alerts

The task force was divided on whether the colors should be eliminated, but all agreed that if the administration chooses to keep the colors, there should be only three tiers.

Posted Thursday, September 17, 2009

Massachusetts Paramedics Cited in Fatal Call

Three Acushnet paramedics were penalized this month by the state Department of Public Health for mistakes made during a July emergency call, including the incorrect administration of a drug, according to a state report.

Posted Thursday, September 17, 2009

Virginia Beach Paramedic Arrested for Sexually Assaulting a Minor

A paid paramedic with the City of Virginia Beach has been arrested on charges of sexually assaulting a minor.

Posted Thursday, September 17, 2009

Florida Medics Begin Introducing Mild Hypothermia

Local paramedics have started giving heart-attack patients the big chill to thwart brain damage and save lives.

Posted Thursday, September 17, 2009

Car Hits Tennessee Ambulance, Patient Dies

The ambulance driver was thrown out when the vehicle ran into a ditch and overturned after being struck in the front by a sedan.

Posted Thursday, September 17, 2009

Pennsylvania Department Cuts Paramedic Coverage

When asked what was going on, EMS of NEPA Executive Vice President John Campos, said, "It sounds like a simple question, but it's not a simple answer. It's getting complicated."

Posted Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Former Ambulance Company Faces EEOC Discrimination Suit

The EEOC has filed a lawsuit against a former private ambulance company alleging religious discrimination.

Posted Wednesday, September 16, 2009






 

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