Comments on Beneficiary Signature Requirement Proposed Rule

We encourage all AAA members to use the sample letter as the foundation for your own comment letter to CMS on the proposed rule.„

Posted Friday, August 17, 2007

Obese patients can ride in new, larger ambulance

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Southside Fire and EMS has added a special-order ambulance meant for very obese patients to its fleet of emergency vehicles.

Posted Friday, August 17, 2007

Three Rescue Workers Killed, Six Injured at Utah Mine

A disastrous cave-in Thursday night killed three rescue workers and injured at least six others who were trying to tunnel through rubble to reach trapped miners, authorities said. Mining officials were considering whether to suspend the rescue effort.

Posted Friday, August 17, 2007

Paramedic admits he possessed child porn

A former Vinton paramedic pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges of possessing child pornography.

Posted Friday, August 17, 2007

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Has the EMS world gone lawsuit crazy?

Dear Mr. Werfel, Has the EMS world gone lawsuit crazy over the last year or what? Is it really necessary for an EMT instructor to carry malpractice insurance?

Posted Friday, August 17, 2007

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Has the EMS world gone lawsuit crazy?

Dear Mr. Werfel, Has the EMS world gone lawsuit crazy over the last year or what? Is it really necessary for an EMT instructor to carry malpractice insurance?

Posted Friday, August 17, 2007

Arizona public safety officers connected to steroid investigation

PHOENIX - Authorities confirmed that more than a dozen Phoenix firefighters and one Mesa police officer are connected to a steroid investigation being conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Posted Thursday, August 16, 2007

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Rescue Service Gets Pet Oxygen Masks

MCKEESPORT - Not long ago, Barbara Procup of McKeesport was watching a cable news channel when she saw a segment on surgical oxygen masks for pets that some EMS teams are using to save dogs and cats that have suffered smoke inhalation during fires.

Posted Thursday, August 16, 2007

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My First Code

On my first day of field clinicals for my paramedic class, the very first call was a cardiac arrest. Our patient was like mega-code practice and threw every rhythm in the ACLS book at us.

Posted Thursday, August 16, 2007






 

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