Flaws Seen in Dispatch System for Air Ambulances

The growth in for-profit air ambulance operators nationally has given EMS providers more options, but it also has subjected them to marketing pitches and other influences that can affect patient care.

Posted Sunday, October 21, 2007

City of Philadelphia Won t Appeal Firefighters Award: Arbitration Cost is $30M; Gov t Will Keep Hiring Rights

The Street administration has decided not to appeal a June 2006 arbitration award that gave the Philadelphia firefighters union a 45 percent increase in the city s health-care contributions.

Posted Sunday, October 21, 2007

City Must Pay $236K for 2004 Dead Body Incident

In 2004, a 58-year-old man died in an ambulance while being treated by paramedics. A jury has ruled that the city of San Marcos should pay the family for damages for negligence, trespass and invasion of privacy their handling of the death.

Posted Sunday, October 21, 2007

Wildfires Rage in Southern Calif.

Wildfires are forcing the evacuation of nearly 250,000 people in San Diego County alone, including hundreds of patients who are being moved by school bus and ambulance from a hospital and nursing homes.

Posted Sunday, October 21, 2007

Deadly Superbug Kills More than AIDS

MRSA may kill 18,000 people in the U.S. this year but no law requires hospitals to report MRSA infections.

Posted Thursday, October 18, 2007

N.Y. Paramedics Get the EZ-IO

Paramedics with the Town of Tonawanda (N.Y.) Police Department are some of the first units in the state now use the EZ-IO. They also have CPAP.

Posted Thursday, October 18, 2007

Firefighter Staffing at Issue

Staffing shortages have led to a controversial decision that pits EMS against firefighting.

Posted Thursday, October 18, 2007

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Trouble in Trauma

Recent articles about EMS discuss dwindling resources for trauma care. Trauma kills our young. We need to invest in it.

Posted Thursday, October 18, 2007

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Trouble in Trauma

Recent articles about EMS discuss dwindling resources for trauma care. Trauma kills our young. We need to invest in it.

Posted Thursday, October 18, 2007


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