Legal And Ethical

Advanced Resuscitation Cooling Therapeutics and Intensive Care

ARCTIC program dramatically improves cardiac arrest outcomes in Richmond, Va.; DHS pilots multi-band radios; JEMS legal experts explain the legality of charging more to transport obese patients; and more.

Posted Thursday, February 4, 2010

Family Sues Ambulance Co. Over Positional Asphyxia Death

A medical examiner ruled that she died because of the position she d been placed in: prone, arms behind her back and strapped onto the gurney.

Posted Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Court dismisses vet's suit against Duluth employer

A federal judge has ruled against a paramedic who claimed he was demoted and harassed when he returned to work after four years of military service.

Posted Tuesday, February 2, 2010

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Cold Turkey

In anticipation of Valentine's Day, read how this prosecutor rediscovered his love of paramedicine.

Posted Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Police: Ambulance was Responding Illegally When Crashing into SUV

Police say Joseph Sims Jr. took an ambulance from the Middle Township Ambulance Corps building after the 911 call Tuesday.

Posted Thursday, January 28, 2010

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New Mexico Program Decreases Number of Drunken People in ER

New Mexico Program Decreases Number of Drunken People in ER.

Posted Monday, January 25, 2010

Suspension Ends for NYC EMTs in Bagel Shop Incident

That suspension ends Thursday, when the two workers, Jason Green and Melisa Jackson, are to be reinstated.

Posted Thursday, January 21, 2010

Ohio County EMS Chief Accused of Scamming Residents

Set to be arraigned today on fourth- and fifth-degree felony theft charges, Ryan D. Pracht, 31, of 114 Westchester Drive, is also accused of using his position as president of Washington County EMS to illegally collect money, according to investigators.

Posted Monday, January 18, 2010

Cameras Standard on Kentucky Ambulances

Chalk said the camera can also help settle disputes, of which about 10 per year occur. Those can include billing disputes or complaints about medics.

Posted Monday, January 18, 2010


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