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Inappropriate is an Understatement

Sometimes you just have to laugh during life's most morbid situations.

Posted Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Making House Calls, But for How Long?

The number of physicians willing to make house calls has grown slightly since Medicare increased reimbursements in 1998, but pending cuts may reverse the trend.

Posted Friday, November 2, 2007

Paramedics Test Direct Response Project

Paramedics in Simcoe County, Ontario, are involved in a project where paramedics determine if an eligible resident with suspected heart attack should go directly to a facility where they can immediately undergo an emergency angioplasty procedure.

Posted Thursday, November 1, 2007

Memphis F.D. Equips Recruits with LifeShirts; Equipment Transmits Wearer's Vital Signs

Memphis F.D. spends $300,000 to purchase 80 LifeShirts that wirelessly transmit heart and respiration rates and skin temperature in real time.

Posted Wednesday, October 31, 2007

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Hundreds of Thousands Evacuated

Does your community have a backup evacuation plan in case of emergencies?

Posted Monday, October 22, 2007

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JEMS in the News

Adding to the citations of JEMS in academic journals and industry reports are two recent articles that cite the journal when analyzing trends in prehospital care and safety.

Posted Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Change in Paramedic Procedure Disputed

An emergency room doctor said a government panel's change in when a life-saving procedure can be used could put patients at risk.

Posted Friday, October 5, 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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Prominent Research on Intraosseous Infusion

Investigators have studied the use of IO devices by emergency medical professionals under various conditions and reported quantitative results.

Posted Tuesday, October 2, 2007






 

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