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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

9/11 Nine' To Receive Full Benefits Under Bill

Nine privately employed EMTs and paramedics who responded to the attacks of September 11 will receive full worker s compensation benefits under legislation signed by Governor Spitzer.

Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Calif. Health-Care Worker Shortage Dire

Shortages in the California's widespread health-care work force are reaching critical numbers, a fact that could endanger every Californian's health in the near future.

Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Health Care Jobs in Calif. Expected to Grow 26% in 7 Years

Employment demand for technical and college-educated health workers in California is expected to grow by 26 percent over the next seven years, compared with an overall job growth of 16 percent.

Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Anchorage Upgrades First Responder Network

Harris Stratex Networks announced a deal with the city of Anchorage and Municipal Light and Power to upgrade microwave links in the Anchorage Wide Area Radio Network, or AWARN, used by local fire, police and emergency-services personnel.

Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Task Force to Review Heart Attack Treatment

About 200 people met in Pennsylvania recently at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center to share information about "door-to-balloon" time in an effort to improve cardiac care statewide.

Posted Tuesday, November 6, 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


 

 

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