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Michigan School Staffers Save Girl with Defibrillator

Acting on the training they received earlier this year, four staff members at Davison Alternative High School restarted a student's heart and breathing with a defibrillator.

Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Trauma Surge Baffles Fresno Hospital

The number of trauma victims is expected to exceed 2,800 in 2007, up from 2,109 in 2006, say officials at Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, Calif.

Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Mother Sues Town, Ambulance Company Over Son's Death

The mother of a 15-year-old who was fatally hit by a car in 2004 is suing Hartford, Conn., and a local ambulance company claiming they did not properly react to his injuries.

Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Rural Georgia and Tenn. Short on Paramedics

Ambulance service directors in rural Georgia and Tennessee say they're battling a shortage of paramedics as training facilities dwindle and graduates seek jobs in better-paying fields.

Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Higher Pay Attracts Would-Be Paramedics in Tenn.

Though ambulance services in surrounding Tennessee counties have complained of an acute shortage in paramedics, Hamilton County officials say local recruitment problems stem from the quality of applicants -- not quantity.

Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2007

N.Y. Firefighter, Paramedic Shine on Wheel of Fortune's 'Heroes Week'

A retired paramedic will appear on Wheel of Fortune's "Heroes Week," scheduled to air from Nov. 19 to 23.

Posted Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Chicago Paramedics, Firefighters Ordered to Sensitivity Training Following Racist Radio Transmissions

Three years after racist transmissions over fire radio reopened decades-old wounds in the Chicago Fire Department, the city's 5,000 firefighters and paramedics will be required to undergo three hours of sensitivity training.

Posted Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Faster Heart Attack Care Saving Lives

Two Duke University cardiologists launched an ambitious effort to streamline heart attack care about two years ago. At the AHA meeting, they reported that the effort has significantly sped up time to treatment, saving lives.

Posted Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Drunken Ambulance Driver Kills Two

A 22-year-old ambulance driver drank before her shift and was impaired when she collided with a car in Marshall, Pa., killing two men instantly.

Posted Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Be Ready Camp Teaches Sixth Graders Emergency Response Skills

Alabama sixth graders attended camp in September at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville to learn emergency response skills.

Posted Tuesday, November 6, 2007


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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