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Documents Offer More Details about April Death of Man Shot with Taser

At the center of a debate in Ft. Worth, Texas is whether an AED used on a man shot by a Taser was functional.

Posted Friday, August 21, 2009

Ohio EMT Board Ducks Death-Penalty Flap

The Ohio EMS board has no authority over EMTs who administer lethal drugs in state executions.

Posted Friday, August 21, 2009

Paramedics Save Jockey's Life

Paramedics used a defibrillator and administered CPR to a jockey during Thursday s qualifiers at Hiawatha Horse Park.

Posted Friday, August 21, 2009

Police Officer Saves Paramedic's Life

When an Alabama paramedic started choking at home, her police officer husband saved her life.

Posted Friday, August 21, 2009

WHO Predicts 'Explosion' of Swine Flu Cases

Governments must boost preparations for a swift response to a coming "explosion" of cases, the World Health Organization said Friday.

Posted Friday, August 21, 2009

Paramedic aids 2 births from same family 18 months apart

"When I got to the house, I shook my head and said, 'Not again,' " Shafer said.

Posted Thursday, August 20, 2009

Ambulance Reform on Hold in Kansas City

Theoretically, moving ambulance service into City Hall could make a lot of sense.

Posted Thursday, August 20, 2009

Ohio EMS Board Reviews Executions

Board members asked Frient to determine whether these technicians were under their jurisdiction. Under state law, intermediate EMTs are not authorized to work with these drugs.

Posted Thursday, August 20, 2009

LifeFlight Reaches Two New Maine Hospitals

The helipads around the state will cut at least 30 minutes, and as much as three hours, from transport times of patients taken hospital-to-hospital statewide, Judge said. They streamline critical care and make it safer.

Posted Thursday, August 20, 2009

Emergency Medical Services Systems Act Talking Points

Pa. Gov. Edward G. Rendell signed into law Senate Bill 240, a measure to update and enhance Pennsylvania's existing Emergency Medical Services Act. Read some key points of the law.

Posted Thursday, August 20, 2009


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