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D.C. Area Ready for Possible Flu Pandemic

With flu season looming, lawmakers and health officials gathered Tuesday to study how prepared the National Capital Region is for the potential outbreak of pandemic influenza.

Posted Wednesday, October 3, 2007

New Austin Kids ER Already Burdened

Like other area hospitals, the newest one in Austin is experiencing wait times in the ER. But having waits that trigger a plan to add beds is not something a new hospital expects.

Posted Wednesday, October 3, 2007

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Patient Abandonment: What It Is -- and Isn't

In the field, what exactly is "abandonment"? Is it when you inappropriately transfer care? Is it when your system fails to respond? What about a scene that becomes unsafe?

Posted Wednesday, October 3, 2007

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Patient Abandonment: What It Is -- and Isn't

In the field, what exactly is "abandonment"? Is it when you inappropriately transfer care? Is it when your system fails to respond? What about a scene that becomes unsafe?

Posted Wednesday, October 3, 2007

A Great Assignment: Airlift Wing Gets Chance to Shine with New Medical Response Team

The Missouri Air National Guard's 139th Airlift Wing picks up a new assignment that will expand its current mission to include an emergency medical response team next month.

Posted Tuesday, October 2, 2007

N.C. Emergency Agencies Provide Mutual Aid

N.C. emergency agencies share a newly renovated facility.

Posted Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Duffle Bags Offer Tools of Life: Doctor's Experience Prompts Albany Med to Prepare Items to Help in a Roadside Emergency

Albany Medical Center Hospital distributed silver duffle bags filled with the equipment a doctor would need to stabilize victims if they happen upon a scene before the EMTs arrive. The doctors stashed the bags in the trunks of their personal cars.

Posted Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Lab Plans Detector that Could Aid First Responders

A portable biotoxin detector is in the works at Sandia/California National Laboratories that could give emergency responders vital information within minutes about a person's exposure.

Posted Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Looks at Fire-Rescue Cost

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea commissioners want to explore cheaper deals for the beach side town's fire and emergency medical service.

Posted Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Saybrook FD Receives State EMS Grant

The Saybrook (Ohio) Fire Department has been awarded grant money from the Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Emergency Medical Services.

Posted Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Rescue Workers Find Missing Man's Body After More than Three Months

Rescue workers Monday found the vehicle of a Cameron man who had been missing for more than three months after his truck vanished during heavy rains.

Posted Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Money Woes Slow Adoption of First-Responder ID Cards

First-responder identification cards are a great idea, but the question is whether and how much communities and the federal government are willing to pay for them.

Posted Monday, October 1, 2007

Wayland, Mich., Ambulance Service to Get Grant

The Wayland Area (Mich.) Ambulance Service is getting a federal grant of up to $35,613 to help cover training costs.

Posted Monday, October 1, 2007

Thieves Steal from Ambulance in Pennsylvania

Thieves took advantage of another person's troubles Saturday afternoon, helping themselves to $1,000 worth of items from an open ambulance.

Posted Monday, October 1, 2007

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Prominent Research on Intraosseous Infusion

Investigators have studied the use of IO devices by emergency medical professionals under various conditions and reported quantitative results.

Posted Monday, October 1, 2007

It's an Emergency; N.J. EMS System in Need of an Overhaul

Hudson County s Emergency Medical Service providers agree with a recent report saying New Jersey's Emergency Response Services system needs an overhaul, but they don't agree on how to do it.

Posted Monday, October 1, 2007

ACEP Calls for Bariatric Studies

Earlier this month, a Pennsylvania rescue crew had to cut a hole in the house of a 900-pound Michigan man, move him with a forklift and take him to the hospital on a flatbed truck.

Posted Monday, October 1, 2007

Security Expert Urges Full Disaster Readiness

A widely recognized author believes intelligence agencies won't always be able to prevent terrorist attacks, but the U.S. should put more resources into emergency health care responders.

Posted Monday, October 1, 2007

911 Upgrade Pinpoints Call Location

This month, all five companies offering cellular service in Cambria County, Pa., will be "plugged in" so dispatchers will be able to locate emergency callers and send help quickly.

Posted Monday, October 1, 2007

Team Effort Saved Heart Attack Victim

Ten quick-thinking firefighters and EMTs were honored Friday for their rescue of a woman in cardiac arrest.

Posted Sunday, September 30, 2007


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