EMS Industry News
The Pelham (Ala.) Fire Department is set to become the second department in the nation to join in a study that seeks to improve the care heart attack patients receive prior to arriving at a hospital. Pelham will be the first of 10 local agencies to take part in the study.
The air-ambulance flight service that operated the plane that crashed Friday in southwestern Colorado previously failed to report accidents and incidents involving its planes to regulators.
Nine private Los Angeles hospitals have been losing millions of dollars due to an influx of uninsured patients and those covered by Medi-Cal.
Moving the„EMS machine toward safety and success is often difficult, painful and time consuming for the change agent.
Following Sunday s Chicago Marathon, during which about 150 runners were hospitalized and one-man died of an unrelated heart condition, organizers of Saturday s Baltimore Marathon take extra precautions to ensure the runners safety.
New Device Automates CPR: Medtronic-Distributed Technology Acts as Chest 'Thumper' for Heart Attack Victims
Medtronic Inc. is distributing a medical device in the U.S. that mechanically thumps the chests of heart attack patients as part of cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
After a seven-day trial, the jury returned a $6.4 million verdict to two people being carried from the scene of a crash between an ambulance and a disabled motor vehicle.
American Medical Response expressed concerns in a letter about two officials with the consulting company hired to write bid requirements and its new contract.
Berkeley, Calif., is continuing to pursue drug testing for firefighters and paramedics after failing to get union approval in a four-year contract agreement.
A top county medical administrator says the California bill calling for mandatory criminal background checks for EMTs will prevent regulators from punishing rogue rescuers.
During Chicago s hottest marathon on record Sunday, a Michigan man died after collapsing and more than 300 were transported by ambulance for heat-related conditions.
Independent medical experts who have talked to patients at the New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project center are impressed and mystified by the patients experiences.
Doctors at LifeFlight of Maine, the only medical helicopter service in the state, decided it made sense to start cooling patients in transit to the intensive care unit.
A Missiouri and a Kansas hospital have agreed to alter an agreement to allow ambulances to respond from Kansas into southern Buchanan County, Mo. to answer medical emergencies, vehicle accidents and the like.
The N.Y. state Homeland Security office is recalling more than 35,000 gas masks it shipped to counties statewide.
Paul Hinchey, MD, has been appointed medical director for NAEMT.
Commercial wireless carriers must meet Enhanced 911 Phase 2 location-accuracy requirements at the public-safety answering point level and comply with annual benchmarks within five years.
An emergency room doctor said a government panel's change in when a life-saving procedure can be used could put patients at risk.
Every year, JEMS, in partnership with Fitch & Associates, surveys hundreds of EMS organizations across the United States in search of trends in salary and workplace practices. This year, we asked how organizations develop and manage their personnel talent.
State medical officials won't take disciplinary action against an ambulance paramedic in Colorado accused of misusing a controversial medical procedure. However, the investigation found the paramedic violated licensing guidelines.
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