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When's My Shift?: Technology has come a long way since printed schedules

Scheduling systems today can be used to track training, certification, volunteer incentive programs and more.

Posted Tuesday, March 16, 2010

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Report Blames Pilot in Fatal Helicopter Crash

The Air Angels Inc. emergency medical flight was transporting a 14-month-old girl from a hospital in Sandwich to Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

Posted Tuesday, March 16, 2010

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Reduce Inappropriate Helicopter Utilization in EMS

Because of the cost and danger of helicopter EMS, we need to establish criteria for reasonably shifting unnecessary air transports to ground EMS.

Posted Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Richmond Ambulance Collides with SUV While Responding

A Richmond ambulance en route to a call with its siren and emergency lights activated collided with a sport utility vehicle.

Posted Monday, March 15, 2010

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DC Council Committee Gets Earful on EMS

The panel also had questions about Kimberly Kelsey, who says medics refused to take her to a hospital last December.

Posted Sunday, March 14, 2010

Former D.C. Fire Chief Regrets Fire and EMS Merger; Blames Culture and Race for Problems

The former chief, who is black, said white firefighters with generational ties to the department largely have been less accepting of the job's evolving responsibilities, particularly an increased emphasis in recent decades on providing pre-hospital care.

Posted Sunday, March 14, 2010

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Feds, Florida Officials Dispute Haiti Flight Information

Nearly five years after Hurricane Katrina exposed serious flaws in the nation's disaster-response capabilities, e-mails obtained by the AP under Florida's open-records law show state and federal officials squabbling over where to send patients while an epic humanitarian crisis unfolded hundreds of miles to the south.

Posted Sunday, March 14, 2010

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The Changing Face of Trauma in Ohio

Toledo area doctors report trauma cases are shifting from things like car accidents to injuries from falls.

Posted Sunday, March 14, 2010

Police Begin EMS Transport Investigation

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier says a criminal investigation is under way into a senior paramedic's decision not to transport a 2-year-old girl who later died.

Posted Sunday, March 14, 2010


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