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NC County EMS Department Spreads Resources among Fire Dept. Locations

"They like having the paramedics already in the community because their neighbors are receiving the treatment they need faster."

Posted Monday, November 16, 2009

Study: Injured Uninsured More Likely to Die in ER

The findings are based on an analysis of data from the National Trauma Data Bank, which includes more than 900 U.S. hospitals.

Posted Monday, November 16, 2009

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Response by Soldiers and Emergency Responders Deemed Flawless

The mutual sharing of assets and co-training is normal in the emergency response field and the actions of responders here - fire, police and EMS - are already being studied and lauded.

Posted Friday, November 13, 2009

St. Louis Nurse Campaigns for Ambulance Upgrades

Her campaign started three years ago, when St. Louis Fire Department chief of paramedics Monroe Yancie asked for her help.

Posted Friday, November 13, 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

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

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

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