Va. Firefighter-Paramedic Killed in Vehicle Accident

A Henrico County (Va.) paramedic died after he became pinned between a tree and a vehicle at his home.

Posted Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Wisconsin's Open Records Law Trumps Secrecy

Some authorities are hiding behind HIPAA to deny the public access to ambulance reports, despite the fact that state and federal authorities say the public has the right to see those reports.

Posted Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Half of Maryland's Medevac Transports Not Seriously Injured

About half the patients transported by Maryland police helicopters to a trauma center are not seriously injured, raising questions about improper use of taxpayer dollars, a report says.

Posted Tuesday, April 1, 2008

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Use of the Poised-Finger Technique

In this April Fool's Day issue, Keith Wesley evaluates a study of the poised-finger technique for arrhythmia management.

Posted Tuesday, April 1, 2008

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Use of the Poised-Finger Technique

In this April Fool's Day issue, Keith Wesley evaluates a study of the poised-finger technique for arrhythmia management.

Posted Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Conn. TV Ads Recruit Volunteer Firefighters & EMTs

Aided with a $36,000 FEMA, the volunteer Derby (Conn.) Fire Department will soon air commercials on cable showing what the department does and how volunteers can get involved

Posted Monday, March 31, 2008

Desperate 911 Calls 'Went Into a Black Hole'

Survivors may be forced to relive horrors of deadly Cook County (Ill.) building fire if civil suits go to trial next month.

Posted Monday, March 31, 2008

Dispatcher Confused in Malignant Hyperthermia 911 Call

Malignant hyperthermia, a hereditary condition said to have killed 18-year-old Stephanie Kuleba, baffled the dispatcher as the caller offered crucial descriptions of the high school senior's condition.

Posted Monday, March 31, 2008

Exercise Tests Colorado Emergency Responders

A wide-ranging exercise will test the emergency-response system in El Paso County, Colo., today.

Posted Friday, March 28, 2008






 

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