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EMS Units Bypassed Nearest Helicopters: Physician Says Ties to a Firm Don't Influence Agencies' Decisions
It s becoming increasingly common in the competitive air ambulance industry for people who oversee local EMS agencies to also work for air medical providers. Can such ties compromise patient care?
The growth in for-profit air ambulance operators nationally has given EMS providers more options, but it also has subjected them to marketing pitches and other influences that can affect patient care.
MRSA may kill 18,000 people in the U.S. this year but no law requires hospitals to report MRSA infections.
Paramedics with the Town of Tonawanda (N.Y.) Police Department are some of the first units in the state now use the EZ-IO. They also have CPAP.
Staffing shortages have led to a controversial decision that pits EMS against firefighting.
A panel of medical experts recommended that paramedics reach consensus in the field before using a controversial breathing procedure.
High school students voluntarily participated in the largest anti-terrorism exercise in U.S. history.
Project Lifesaver places small tracking devices, about the size of a wristwatch, on people with cognitive disabilities. The monitor allows authorities to accurately pinpoint the location of anyone wearing the device.
More than 15 local and statewide safety agencies gathered Tuesday at the U.S. Postal Service s main building in Cheyenne, Wyo., to perform a safety exercise in preparation for a real-life anthrax scare.
At least two companies hope to fill the void left by the departure of American Medical Response (AMR) from Pittsfield, Mass.