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Heart Attack Survival Rates Double Following Implementation of New Guidelines

Heart attack survival rates have doubled in Madison, Wis., Milwaukee and five other places that were among the first to implement new resuscitation guidelines, including the use of a new airflow device.

Posted Friday, November 9, 2007

Lexington Awards Banquet First for Fire, EMS Lifesavers

For the first time, the Lexington Division of Fire and Emergency Services held an awards banquet to recognize individuals who save lives and often risk their own.

Posted Friday, November 9, 2007

A Not-So-Dry Run; Flu Shots Used to Test Ann Arbor Preparedness

Flu shots were offered in ambulances and the county decontamination tent Wednesday and Thursday, as a test of the mass inoculation portion of Ann Arbor's emergency preparedness plan.

Posted Friday, November 9, 2007

Memphis Ambulance Firm Carves Niche with Direct Service

Emergency Mobile Health Care LLC has found a niche in the Memphis medical market by providing direct service to hospitals, nursing homes and other facilities.

Posted Friday, November 9, 2007

Study Finds Artificial Blood May Carry Risks

A national two-year study of an experimental blood substitute in critically injured patients found that those transfused with the artificial blood were more likely to die, and more likely to suffer a nonfatal heart attack, than those who received saline solution instead.

Posted Friday, November 9, 2007

Families of Fla. Drowning Victims Seek Answers from Responding Paramedics

The families of two Bradenton, Fla., men who drowned in a vehicle crash Halloween night confront paramedics who didn't attempt a water rescue.

Posted Friday, November 9, 2007

Volunteer N.J. EMT Team Considers Paid Calls

As volunteers drop, the Dunellen Rescue Squad in Dunellen, N.J., considers adding paid personnel to the ranks.

Posted Friday, November 9, 2007

Lincoln Seeks Deal On Calls to County

Lincoln, Neb., and surrounding communities consider cost-saving EMS alternative for areas outside Lincoln city limits but within Lancaster County.

Posted Friday, November 9, 2007

FAA Won't Allow Defibrillator at Minneapolis Traffic-Control Center

The FAA forbids defibrillators in centers without medical offices. This includes the Minneapolis Air Route Traffic Control Center in Farmington.

Posted Thursday, November 8, 2007

AMR Overbilling Trial Postponed Over Documents

Attorneys in an AMR overbilling lawsuit haven't reached agreement on the production of documents and patients' names before a trial can occur. The jury trial in the two-year-old class action lawsuit is likely postponed until next fall.

Posted Thursday, November 8, 2007






 

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