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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.
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.
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.
"When I got to the house, I shook my head and said, 'Not again,' " Shafer said.
The EMS Act now requires all EMS agencies to have a medical director and all prehospital providers to be certified through the state's department of health.
One woman had to be rescued from her car and a man treated for a cardiac arrest after atornado touched down in Beaumont, Texas.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to revive Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Hospital, where two years ago a woman with a perforated bowel was ignored and died after writhing on a waiting room floor for nearly an hour.
Police say a wrong-way driver was killed and three other people were injured in a 10-vehicle accident on a north Denver freeway.
A dozen people are recovering from injuries suffered when their van rolled over on a Buffalo highway.
The field involves not only treating suspected abuse victims but coordinating with police and welfare workers and testifying in court hearings.
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