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Bill OKd to tighten rules on medics in California

Ambulance and fire department medics disciplined for patient care problems and other wrongdoing would be tracked across the state and not be allowed to float unhindered from one jurisdiction to another under a last-minute bill that was passed late Tuesday by the California Legislature.

Posted Thursday, September 13, 2007

Paramedic, 6 others hurt in Illinois ambulance crash

Seven people were injured this afternoon in a chain-reaction crash involving a Chicago Fire Department ambulance on the Near Northwest Side.

Posted Thursday, September 13, 2007

Adverse drug reactions rise sharply, study says

The number of serious adverse events and deaths attributed to prescription medications has nearly tripled since the Food and Drug Administration initiated a system in 1998 to make it easier to report significant side effects, researchers said today.

Posted Wednesday, September 12, 2007

FDA approves Va. invention used to block hemorrhaging

Potentially deadly, severe bleeding on battlefields and in emergencies has a new savior: a product developed at Virginia's largest university.

Posted Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Taking the mouth-to-mouth out of CPR

While cardiopulmonary resuscitation can save the life of a person having a heart attack, it's far from a perfect technique.

Posted Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Hearts don't keep beat with iPods, study hints

Researchers say the music devices interfered with pacemakers in nearly 30 percent of their test group.

Posted Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Deal struck on EMT reviews

Legislators and key players in California's emergency medical services world hammered out a deal Friday to require rescuers to undergo mandatory criminal background checks.

Posted Tuesday, September 11, 2007

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Trauma Training in Europe and the Rewards of Teaching

No chance to travel abroad this summer? Take a mental trip with Chapleau, who describes his rewarding experiences teaching PHTLS courses in Europe.

Posted Tuesday, September 11, 2007

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Trauma Training in Europe and the Rewards of Teaching

No chance to travel abroad this summer? Take a mental trip with Chapleau, who describes his rewarding experiences teaching PHTLS courses in Europe.

Posted Tuesday, September 11, 2007






 

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