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Aging population, payment and liability issues drive increasing calls to long term care facilities

Firefighters at Station 7 in Columbia rushed to the same nursing home three times during two recent 24-hour shifts. Only one of those 911 calls - for a patient in "respiratory distress" - was a true emergency, crew members said, but firefighters still took all three residents to a hospital by ambulance.

Posted Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Study: Longer Ambulance Journeys Boost Death Risk

The further seriously ill patients have to travel by ambulance to reach emergency care, the more likely they are to die, reveals research in Emergency Medicine Journal.

Posted Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Ambulance involved in five-car pile-up

Milford, Massachusetts-Moments after bringing a patient to the Milford Regional Medical Center Friday, two Norfolk firefighter-paramedics found themselves treating patients from a five-car pile-up that included their ambulance.

Posted Tuesday, September 4, 2007

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International Trauma Systems

A recent review of trauma patients seen by EMS in 11 countries shows interesting findings, including differing patient demographics.

Posted Tuesday, September 4, 2007

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Ambulance Accidents: When Will We Wake Up?

As drivers/operators of ambulances and fire apparatus, we have the awesome responsibility to think before we respond. When will we fully realize this and speak up about it to save our patients and ourselves?

Posted Tuesday, September 4, 2007

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International Trauma Systems

A recent review of trauma patients seen by EMS in 11 countries shows interesting findings, including differing patient demographics.

Posted Tuesday, September 4, 2007

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Ambulance Accidents: When Will We Wake Up?

As drivers/operators of ambulances and fire apparatus, we have the awesome responsibility to think before we respond. When will we fully realize this and speak up about it to save our patients and ourselves?

Posted Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Spread of Rare Infection Sparks Concern

A staph scare in the Capital Region sparks concern, after a rare strain finds it way into the system of a local rescue worker.

Posted Friday, August 31, 2007

Two Dead, Four Hurt, In Desert Head-On Crash of Ambulance and Car

DESERT HOT SPRINGS, California -- An ambulance crashed head-on into a car in Desert Hot Springs, killing two people and injuring four others.

Posted Friday, August 31, 2007






 

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