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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 Friday, November 2, 2007

Making House Calls, But for How Long?

The number of physicians willing to make house calls has grown slightly since Medicare increased reimbursements in 1998, but pending cuts may reverse the trend.

Posted Friday, November 2, 2007

Halloween Prank Leads to Campus Evacuation in Calif.?

A chemical scare police suspect was a Halloween prank sent 22 students to Sutter Delta Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center in Concord and Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Wednesday morning.

Posted Friday, November 2, 2007

Pumping Inflatable Field Hospitals; Sheffield Lake's FSI North America Makes, Sells Them

Inflatable field hospitals fill disaster response niche.

Posted Friday, November 2, 2007

New Computer Architecture Aids Emergency Response

A new computer architecture enables the secure transmission of crucial rescue information to first responders during events such as natural disasters, fires or terrorist attacks.

Posted Friday, November 2, 2007

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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