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Virtual Reality Simulation Training

From time to time, I like to pretend that I'm still in academics. That's why I was excited when my friend Dr. Dennis Vincenzi, assistant professor of human factors and systems at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, invited me out for a beer a few weeks ago.

Posted Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Virtual Reality Simulation Training

From time to time, I like to pretend that I'm still in academics. That's why I was excited when my friend Dr. Dennis Vincenzi, assistant professor of human factors and systems at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, invited me out for a beer a few weeks ago.

Posted Tuesday, September 18, 2007

In EMS, Perception Is Everything

Last week in part 1 of this series, I introduced the topic of perception, as discussed by Dr. Edward Racht, EMS medical director for Austin/Travis County, Texas, during the 2004 CHANGES Conference in Augusta, Ga.

Posted Tuesday, September 18, 2007

In EMS, Perception Is Everything

Last week in part 1 of this series, I introduced the topic of perception, as discussed by Dr. Edward Racht, EMS medical director for Austin/Travis County, Texas, during the 2004 CHANGES Conference in Augusta, Ga.

Posted Tuesday, September 18, 2007

In EMS, Perception Is Everything (1)

In March, I found myself cruising west over the South Carolina Midlands toward the Georgia line. It was a misty day, eerie, with small patches of clear sky only at the peak of the rolling hills. From the CD player, Glen Campbell was wailing in his best Jimmy Webb mode; and as I crossed the Savannah River, I found that Gov. Sonny Perdue was glad I had "Georgia on my Mind."

Posted Tuesday, September 18, 2007

In EMS, Perception Is Everything (1)

In March, I found myself cruising west over the South Carolina Midlands toward the Georgia line. It was a misty day, eerie, with small patches of clear sky only at the peak of the rolling hills. From the CD player, Glen Campbell was wailing in his best Jimmy Webb mode; and as I crossed the Savannah River, I found that Gov. Sonny Perdue was glad I had "Georgia on my Mind."

Posted Tuesday, September 18, 2007

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The Call to Public Health

If you got a chance to go back to where you started and cause mischief for nearly 3 million people, it would be silly to turn it down.

Posted Tuesday, September 18, 2007

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The Call to Public Health

If you got a chance to go back to where you started and cause mischief for nearly 3 million people, it would be silly to turn it down.

Posted Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Flu Vaccine Supply Looks Plentiful So Far

The flu vaccine shortages and delays of recent years might finally be over, federal health officials say but they're keeping their fingers crossed.

Posted Monday, September 17, 2007

Motorcycle Diaries

Although best known for investigating airplane crashes, the National Transportation Safety Board is an independent federal agency charged with investigating accidents and making safety recommendations in various transportation modes.

Posted Monday, September 17, 2007

National Paramedic of the Year Talks About Her Love of the Job

Valerie DeFrance, this year's National Paramedic of the Year, has personal connections to her job. DeFrance directs emergency medical services in Hope, Alaska, a tiny community about 80 miles from Anchorage.

Posted Monday, September 17, 2007

Penn. Township Ambulance Driver Faces Homicide Charges in Crash

A Penn Township Rescue 6 ambulance driver faces a charge of homicide by vehicle in an Oct. 30 accident in Hempfield that killed a Westmoreland County Prison guard.

Posted Monday, September 17, 2007

Virginia Motorcyclist Killed in Crash with Maryland Ambulance

A Woodbridge, Va., man died Friday after his motorcycle collided with an ambulance on Route 198 near the Maryland City Shopping Center, Anne Arundel County police said.

Posted Monday, September 17, 2007

FCC Summit to Address Emergency Communications

FCC and HHS to host health care summit on emergency communications, response and recovery.

Posted Sunday, September 16, 2007

HYPERVENTILATION

Recent studies document a high incidence of hyperventilation by prehospital providers, with a potentially detrimental effect on outcome in traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Posted Sunday, September 16, 2007

ED Kiosks Let Patients Avoid Long Lines

DallasED provides self-service computer kiosks for patient check-in.

Posted Sunday, September 16, 2007

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Villager s fire engine golf cart pays tribute to his son

There are 343 pictures on Bob Ogren s golf cart, each one a firefighter killed on Sept. 11, 2001. And Ogren, a retired New York firefighter, knew a lot of them.

Posted Sunday, September 16, 2007

California Ambulance Strikes House after Crash with SUV

A Medic Ambulance crashed into a Vallejo home Thursday morning, after it collided with a Chevy Tahoe, fire officials said.

Posted Thursday, September 13, 2007

Ethical Question Raised in Spokane/AMR Relationship

The son of Spokane Mayor Dennis Hession has been hired by American Medical Response, the ambulance company that is a defendant in a pending class-action lawsuit for allegedly overbilling more than 20,000 city residents in the last decade.

Posted Thursday, September 13, 2007

Health Issues Linger for 9/11 Responders

It takes less than a year for doctors to treat most patients with Hodgkin's disease. Ryan McCormick has been battling the lymphatic system cancer for four.

Posted Wednesday, September 12, 2007


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