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International Trauma Systems

A recent review of trauma patients seen by EMS in 11 countries shows interesting findings, including differing patient demographics.

Posted Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Feds to Restrict Volunteers at Disasters

NEW YORK - Retiree Gene O'Brien hurried to the World Trade Center site after Sept. 11, 2001, as a volunteer helping to shuttle supplies to police and fire workers. Some days, his only ID to get into the disaster site was a tattoo on his forearm.

Posted Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Safety drives Visalia debate

VISALIA, California- After listening to a pitch to change ambulance services to a single provider, Tulare County supervisors told staffers to continue working on all options to address concerns over response times and the loss of service in rural areas.

Posted Thursday, August 30, 2007

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The Human(e) Side of SSM

My first real exposure to System Status Management (SSM) occurred more than 10 years ago in a„California system. It was my good fortune to be a brand-new field supervisor, less than a week on the job, when SSM was implemented.

Posted Tuesday, August 28, 2007

ÎBrilliantÌ Clipboard

Whether youÌre keeping notes at a nighttime MCI or just obtaining the signature on a 3 a.m. refusal form, lighting your clipboard can be an irritating challenge.

Posted Thursday, August 23, 2007

Atlanta becomes a template for improving EMS

When Atlanta's emergency medical system needed rescuing, Mayor Shirley Franklin started performing CPR -- in more ways than one.

Posted Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Vicious circle ensnares volunteer responders

Being a first responder like a firefighter or emergency medical responder has its perks. Then there is reality. The compensation for putting your life on the line and saving others doesn't match up.

Posted Monday, August 20, 2007

With Minor Exceptions, System Worked

Minnesota officials said the emergency response to the deadly failure of a major bridge in Minneapolis went smoothly with the exception of some communications glitches, in an event that is being viewed as a good test of a large regional city's ability to respond to terrorist attack or natural disaster.

Posted Tuesday, August 7, 2007

FICEMS Gets Down to Work

The Federal Interagency Committee on EMS held its second meeting June 26, drawing high-level government officials into a two-hour meeting where they assigned projects to several federal workgroups.

Posted Friday, August 3, 2007






 

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