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Children Would Need Different Medical Care In Wake Of Dirty Bomb

In the event of a dirty bomb, medical authorities should be prepared to treat children differently than adults because their developing bodies would absorb and respond to the radiation exposure in distinct ways.

Posted Friday, November 2, 2007

Triage Study Challenges Notions of Emergency Medical Response To Disaster

Researchers at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center have created a computer simulation model of trauma system response to mass casualty incidents involving dozens or hundreds of injured victims.

Posted Friday, November 2, 2007

Nation's Health System Found Unready for Terror

The nation's public health system is not prepared to handle the mass casualties that would result from an act of terrorism.

Posted Thursday, November 1, 2007

Paramedics Test Direct Response Project

Paramedics in Simcoe County, Ontario, are involved in a project where paramedics determine if an eligible resident with suspected heart attack should go directly to a facility where they can immediately undergo an emergency angioplasty procedure.

Posted Thursday, November 1, 2007

Oakland Reviews Citizens' Wish List

A full-time ambulance and fire department topped the wish list of residents of one of Tennessee's fastest-growing cities.

Posted Thursday, November 1, 2007

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Audit Faults State Driving Program

Auditors said listed in a recent report that Houston-area drivers, including some AMR employees, who have been providing non-emergency transport of patients lack driver's licenses or have criminal backgrounds.

Posted Thursday, November 1, 2007

Colo. Didn't Factor Risk in Earmarking Grants

A state audit reveals that Colorado officials failed to consider risk when doling out grant money.

Posted Thursday, November 1, 2007

N.J. Emergency Services Unprepared for a Major Crisis

New Jersey's emergency management system is in "a state of near crisis," according to a recent report.

Posted Thursday, November 1, 2007

Council Seeks Comments on Public Safety Network Specs

Public safety officials have until Friday to submit comments to an umbrella group of organizations developing specifications for the new public safety broadband network to be created by the FCC.

Posted Wednesday, October 31, 2007

New Berlin Hopes to Hire 19 Paramedics; Some EMTs Take Offense

New Berlin, Wis., upgrades its rescue services, insulting EMTs in the process.

Posted Wednesday, October 31, 2007






 

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