CMS Proposes One Rule & Withdraws Another

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposed a rule in the July 12 Federal Register that would require ambulance staff to sign a statement during transport if a Medicare beneficiary is mentally or physically unable to sign a claim form and has no representative available to do so.

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Heat sends more than 200 to medics

The hottest PGA major championship on record forced more than 200 people to seek medical attention during the four-day event.

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Man hits patrol car after stealing ambulance

ENCINITAS ---- Two Carlsbad Fire Department paramedics transported a patient to Scripps Encinitas' emergency room shortly before midnight Thursday on what they thought would be a routine medical call.

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2007

County's medical protocols rankle some area fire chiefs

FENTON - Area fire chiefs say new protocols mandated by the county medical control authority could compromise patient care and will tax already budget-strapped departments.

Posted Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Two wheelchairs go over cliff along Bille Park trail

PARADISE-- Rescue personnel spent two hours Sunday rescuing a quadriplegic women after she took a 75-to-80 feet fall off a cliff alongside a park trail.

Posted Tuesday, August 14, 2007

EMT paddles to the rescue

Ambulance crews couldn't get to a pregnant woman in distress whose Flushing home was surrounded by flood water yesterday.

Posted Monday, August 13, 2007

National Firefighter Health Week

Firefighters not only battle fires and selflessly risk their lives for others, but they also battle a silent killer - heart disease. Heart attacks are the number one killer of fire and emergency personnel.

Posted Monday, August 13, 2007

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Mechanism of Injury & Outcomes

A study supports that mechanism of injury is only a piece of the puzzle of evaluating the potential for life-threatening injuries.

Posted Monday, August 13, 2007

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Mechanism of Injury & Outcomes

A study supports that mechanism of injury is only a piece of the puzzle of evaluating the potential for life-threatening injuries.

Posted Monday, August 13, 2007






 

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