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Patient Abandonment: What It Is -- and Isn't

In the field, what exactly is "abandonment"? Is it when you inappropriately transfer care? Is it when your system fails to respond? What about a scene that becomes unsafe?

Posted Thursday, October 4, 2007

Paramedic Won't be Disciplined: Controversial Medical Procedure is at Issue

State medical officials won't take disciplinary action against an ambulance paramedic in Colorado accused of misusing a controversial medical procedure. However, the investigation found the paramedic violated licensing guidelines.

Posted Thursday, October 4, 2007

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Patient Abandonment: What It Is -- and Isn't

In the field, what exactly is "abandonment"? Is it when you inappropriately transfer care? Is it when your system fails to respond? What about a scene that becomes unsafe?

Posted Thursday, October 4, 2007

Boat Firm Blames Rescue Squad for Death

The manufacturer of an airboat used in a botched rescue attempt in August 2006 blames the Cornish Rescue Squad for the death of a Vermont woman.

Posted Monday, October 1, 2007

Aid Call Details Still Public: HIPAA Law Doesn't Mean Ambulances Operate in Secret

Fire departments in Wisconsin cannot use the federal HIPAA law as a reason to withhold basic public information about ambulance calls, such as names and addresses of those who required medical help.

Posted Friday, September 28, 2007

Hearing Explores Testing Patients for HIV Without Consent

Rep. Stephen DiNatale, D-Fitchburg, files a bill that would allow blood testing of a patient, without consent, if others are exposed.

Posted Friday, September 28, 2007

New Board to Take Over at Southern Berks Regional Emergency Medical Services

A new board will take over at Southern Berks Regional Emergency Medical Services in wake of an ongoing state probe into financial mismanagement at the nonprofit ambulance company.

Posted Friday, September 28, 2007

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Stowe Parents File Lawsuit Over County 911 Glitch

The parents of an infant who died during a 911 glitch that resulted in missed calls for help filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Kansas-based Embarq Corp., alleging the business was negligent when installing and maintaining the county 911 system.

Posted Thursday, September 27, 2007

Fire Districts Could Flex Land-Use Power

Whatcom County (Wash.) fire districts may soon exercise broad review powers over proposed developments, in the wake of a ruling Monday by Whatcom County Superior Court Judge Charles Snyder.

Posted Thursday, September 27, 2007






 

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