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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?

Posted Monday, October 22, 2007

Flaws Seen in Dispatch System for Air Ambulances

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.

Posted Monday, October 22, 2007

Deadly Superbug Kills More than AIDS

MRSA may kill 18,000 people in the U.S. this year but no law requires hospitals to report MRSA infections.

Posted Friday, October 19, 2007

N.Y. Paramedics Get the EZ-IO

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.

Posted Friday, October 19, 2007

Firefighter Staffing at Issue

Staffing shortages have led to a controversial decision that pits EMS against firefighting.

Posted Friday, October 19, 2007

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RSI Panel Recommends Consensus in Field

A panel of medical experts recommended that paramedics reach consensus in the field before using a controversial breathing procedure.

Posted Thursday, October 18, 2007

TOPOFF4: An Experience in Terrorism

High school students voluntarily participated in the largest anti-terrorism exercise in U.S. history.

Posted Thursday, October 18, 2007

Tracking Device Speeds Rescues: Project Lifesaver Monitors Can Pinpoint Location

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.

Posted Thursday, October 18, 2007

Public Health Agencies Perform Biohazard Alert Exercise in Wyoming

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.

Posted Thursday, October 18, 2007

AMR s Closing Creates Void in Mass.

At least two companies hope to fill the void left by the departure of American Medical Response (AMR) from Pittsfield, Mass.

Posted Thursday, October 18, 2007






 

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