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Flaws Seen in Dispatch System for Air Ambulances

The growth in for-profit air ambulance operators nationally has given EMS providers more options, but it also has subjected them to marketing pitches and other influences that can affect patient care.

Posted Sunday, October 21, 2007

City of Philadelphia Won t Appeal Firefighters Award: Arbitration Cost is $30M; Gov t Will Keep Hiring Rights

The Street administration has decided not to appeal a June 2006 arbitration award that gave the Philadelphia firefighters union a 45 percent increase in the city s health-care contributions.

Posted Sunday, October 21, 2007

City Must Pay $236K for 2004 Dead Body Incident

In 2004, a 58-year-old man died in an ambulance while being treated by paramedics. A jury has ruled that the city of San Marcos should pay the family for damages for negligence, trespass and invasion of privacy their handling of the death.

Posted Sunday, October 21, 2007

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Trouble in Trauma

Recent articles about EMS discuss dwindling resources for trauma care. Trauma kills our young. We need to invest in it.

Posted Thursday, October 18, 2007

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Trouble in Trauma

Recent articles about EMS discuss dwindling resources for trauma care. Trauma kills our young. We need to invest in it.

Posted Thursday, October 18, 2007

Governor Vetoes "Flawed" EMT Bill Fearing Background Checks Would Have Limited Public Disclosure

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed a bill calling for California's 70,000 EMTs to undergo background checks.

Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Rescue Workers Unhappy About Photo Used In Political Ad

Some Danville (Va.) Life Saving Crew members who appeared in a mailer and TV commercial for Delegate Danny Marshall say they were unaware photos they posed for would be used in political ads.

Posted Monday, October 15, 2007

County to Repeal EMS Ordinance

Ada County (Idaho) Commissioners on Monday are slated to repeal an emergency medical services ordinance that went into effect Jan. 1.

Posted Sunday, October 14, 2007

Air-Ambulance Service Once Lost Accreditation

The air-ambulance flight service that operated the plane that crashed Friday in southwestern Colorado previously failed to report accidents and incidents involving its planes to regulators.

Posted Tuesday, October 9, 2007


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