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FCC Summit to Address Emergency Communications

FCC and HHS to host health care summit on emergency communications, response and recovery.

Posted Monday, September 17, 2007

HYPERVENTILATION

Recent studies document a high incidence of hyperventilation by prehospital providers, with a potentially detrimental effect on outcome in traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Posted Monday, September 17, 2007

ED Kiosks Let Patients Avoid Long Lines

DallasED provides self-service computer kiosks for patient check-in.

Posted Monday, September 17, 2007

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Villager s fire engine golf cart pays tribute to his son

There are 343 pictures on Bob Ogren s golf cart, each one a firefighter killed on Sept. 11, 2001. And Ogren, a retired New York firefighter, knew a lot of them.

Posted Monday, September 17, 2007

California Ambulance Strikes House after Crash with SUV

A Medic Ambulance crashed into a Vallejo home Thursday morning, after it collided with a Chevy Tahoe, fire officials said.

Posted Friday, September 14, 2007

Ethical Question Raised in Spokane/AMR Relationship

The son of Spokane Mayor Dennis Hession has been hired by American Medical Response, the ambulance company that is a defendant in a pending class-action lawsuit for allegedly overbilling more than 20,000 city residents in the last decade.

Posted Friday, September 14, 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

Health Issues Linger for 9/11 Responders

It takes less than a year for doctors to treat most patients with Hodgkin's disease. Ryan McCormick has been battling the lymphatic system cancer for four.

Posted Thursday, September 13, 2007

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


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