Hospitals Are Shutting Down Burn Centers

U.S. hospitals are increasingly shutting down their burn centers in a trend experts say could leave the nation unable to handle widespread burn casualties from a fiery terrorist attack or other major disaster.

Posted Friday, August 10, 2007

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It s All about Teamwork

One patient was standing outside her crushed vehicle, trembling with fear. The crane operator remained entrapped, his left leg severely crushed and his chest compressed.

Posted Friday, August 10, 2007

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Appropriate Use of Helicopter EMS

A study from Nova Scotia examined the appropriateness of helicopter EMS (HEMS) in the region during a 21-month period with the goal to determine the current level of overtriage.

Posted Friday, August 10, 2007

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It s All about Teamwork

One patient was standing outside her crushed vehicle, trembling with fear. The crane operator remained entrapped, his left leg severely crushed and his chest compressed.

Posted Friday, August 10, 2007

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Appropriate Use of Helicopter EMS

A study from Nova Scotia examined the appropriateness of helicopter EMS (HEMS) in the region during a 21-month period with the goal to determine the current level of overtriage.

Posted Friday, August 10, 2007

I-95 crash a test of trauma response

When a LifeFlight helicopter landed carrying critically injured Yehoshua Hoffman, the first casualty taken from an accident scene on Interstate 95 in Argyle on Monday, Eastern Maine Medical Center was ready.

Posted Thursday, August 9, 2007

Firefighters may sue over pride parade participation

Four San Diego city firefighters have filed a complaint with the state saying their superiors forced them to participate in last month's gay pride parade, where they became targets of obscene gestures and sexual comments.

Posted Thursday, August 9, 2007

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Clarifying HIPAA & Disclosure of Disease Information

Since the implementation of the Privacy Rule in 2003, confusion has persisted within medical facilities regarding the sharing of source patient test results following an exposure event. Know your rights as an exposed provider.

Posted Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Evidence details fire official's actions before crash

HARRISON - A fire official responding to an accident averaged 79 mph on Harrison Avenue before colliding with a civilian vehicle at a school intersection, a Westchester County investigator says.

Posted Wednesday, August 8, 2007






 

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