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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 Wednesday, August 19, 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 Wednesday, August 19, 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 Wednesday, August 19, 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 Wednesday, August 19, 2009

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Pennsylvania Governor Signs New EMS Law

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.

Posted Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Video: Texas Tornado Collapses Department Store Roof

One woman had to be rescued from her car and a man treated for a cardiac arrest after atornado touched down in Beaumont, Texas.

Posted Tuesday, August 18, 2009

LA County Votes to Fully Reopen Troubled Hospital

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.

Posted Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Wrong Way Driver Blamed in Denver Wreck

Police say a wrong-way driver was killed and three other people were injured in a 10-vehicle accident on a north Denver freeway.

Posted Monday, August 17, 2009

12 Injured on Buffalo Highway

A dozen people are recovering from injuries suffered when their van rolled over on a Buffalo highway.

Posted Monday, August 17, 2009

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New Specialty to Help Abused Children

The field involves not only treating suspected abuse victims but coordinating with police and welfare workers and testifying in court hearings.

Posted Monday, August 17, 2009

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