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A Slow Decline

One medic's decline into a life of alcohol abuse is seemingly well known in the EMS community. Are EMS providers are so busy taking care of patients that they sometimes forget to care for co-workers, family and friends?

Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008

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Bike Ride Memorializes Fallen EMS

Posted Monday, May 26, 2008

Workers' Comp for Nebraska First-Responders Fails

Posted Thursday, April 10, 2008

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Rites of Passage

One aspect of professional humor is the rite of passage. If you survive the rite of passage, you re accepted into EMS. If not ...

Posted Thursday, August 30, 2007

Ex-paramedic chief ordered to rehab

BIG BEAR CITY, California - A former paramedic chief for the Fire Department accepted undergoing drug treatment for violating his parole after a sheriff's deputy found methamphetamine in his vehicle during a traffic stop earlier this month.

Posted Wednesday, August 29, 2007

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Get Patients Sorted & Protected

MCIs during cold and other inclement weather add another critical concern for the medical sector commander. Although triaging, treating and transporting duties will keep you busy enough, you donÌt want bad weather conditions to add would-be survivors to the casualty count.

Posted Wednesday, August 22, 2007

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Union Urges Uniform Drug Testing

Volunteer firefighters and paramedics are not required to take the tests. And union leaders say that is a problem.

Posted Wednesday, August 22, 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 Tuesday, August 7, 2007

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Boston EMS Raincoat Makes Big Impression on Fourth of July

The Fourth of July celebration in Boston is one of the biggest events of the year for Boston EMS (BEMS), attracting an audience comparable to the population of a mid-sized city, all of which crowds onto the Charles River Esplanade, neighborhood rooftops and city bridges.

Posted Thursday, July 5, 2007


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