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Takin’ It to the N.Y. Streets

Find out about Fire Department New York's Organ Preservation Unit, which began responding to specific 9-1-1 calls to boost kidney donations.

Posted Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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NFPA Draft Presents Potential Challenges & Costs

There’s debate in the EMS community with regard to federal design standards for ambulances.

Posted Tuesday, December 21, 2010

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Feds Focus on Helicopter EMS Growth & Safety

Proposed FAA rules & GAO study reveal complexities of regulation

Posted Wednesday, November 17, 2010

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Culture of Safety Varies Widely Among EMS Agencies

The culture of safety varies among EMS agencies.

Posted Tuesday, October 19, 2010

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Federal Lawsuit Asserts Violation of Ambulance Providers’ Constitutional Rights

More than two dozen ambulance services are suing over Medi-Cal reimbursement.

Posted Wednesday, September 22, 2010

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Changes Looming for EMS

Pinnacle keynote speaker Ed Racht discusses how health-care reform will impact EMS.

Posted Tuesday, August 10, 2010

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Problem of Fraudulent EMT Certification Growing

Credential falsification a serious problem for entire industry.

Posted Tuesday, July 13, 2010

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History of Community Paramedicine

Community paramedics provide the right care, at the right time.

Posted Tuesday, June 22, 2010

MedStar Internet Communications & Social Networking Policy

As part of the April EMS Insider article, '140 Characters Away from a PR Disaster, MedStar EMS shares its policy for employees on social networking.

Posted Sunday, April 11, 2010

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140 Characters Away from a PR Disaster

Social networking can help EMS agencies improve their image or recruit, but in the wrong hands, it can create management and legal headaches.

Posted Sunday, April 11, 2010

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Lack of EMS Focus at the National Level Impedes Local Preparedness

The federal Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction, Proliferation and Terrorism reports that the U.S. is not prepared to respond to a biological weapons attack.

Posted Tuesday, March 23, 2010

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Cleveland's Bold Move to Better Allocate Strained Resources

Facing budget cuts, Cleveland EMS is no longer automatically dispatching ambulances for non-life-threatening calls.

Posted Monday, February 22, 2010

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Community Paramedics Expand Health-Care Access

The small town of Eagle Valley (Colo.) has created a community paramedic program to increase access to health care in its rural area.

Posted Friday, January 15, 2010

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Through the Nose

Study finds 47% of patients therapeutically cooled with an intra-nasal device survive to hospital discharge.

Posted Wednesday, December 2, 2009

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Where Do We Go From Here?

EMS Insider columnist weighs in on the recent MAST/Kansas City Fire Department merger and offers tips for effectively designing EMS systems.

Posted Thursday, November 5, 2009

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Consortium Will Address Broadband Demand in Emergency Response

Patrick Halley, director of government affairs for the National Emergency Number Association, discusses efforts to modernize public safety communications.

Posted Monday, October 12, 2009


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