Provider Wellness And Safety

Study: Longer Ambulance Journeys Boost Death Risk

The further seriously ill patients have to travel by ambulance to reach emergency care, the more likely they are to die, reveals research in Emergency Medicine Journal.

Posted Monday, September 3, 2007

Ambulance involved in five-car pile-up

Milford, Massachusetts-Moments after bringing a patient to the Milford Regional Medical Center Friday, two Norfolk firefighter-paramedics found themselves treating patients from a five-car pile-up that included their ambulance.

Posted Monday, September 3, 2007

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Ambulance Accidents: When Will We Wake Up?

As drivers/operators of ambulances and fire apparatus, we have the awesome responsibility to think before we respond. When will we fully realize this and speak up about it to save our patients and ourselves?

Posted Monday, September 3, 2007

Spread of Rare Infection Sparks Concern

A staph scare in the Capital Region sparks concern, after a rare strain finds it way into the system of a local rescue worker.

Posted Thursday, August 30, 2007

Two Dead, Four Hurt, In Desert Head-On Crash of Ambulance and Car

DESERT HOT SPRINGS, California -- An ambulance crashed head-on into a car in Desert Hot Springs, killing two people and injuring four others.

Posted Thursday, August 30, 2007

Man is declared dead but still alive

The Omaha Fire Department is reviewing procedures that paramedics followed Sunday when they declared an Omaha man dead who was found to be alive less than two hours later.

Posted Thursday, August 30, 2007

Fielding more calls, city EMTs often attacked, injured

Last year, 28 percent of the 193 injuries suffered by city EMTs were the result of violence, a figure that has held constant over the past five years, according to Boston Emergency Medical Services.

Posted Thursday, August 30, 2007

Emergency response driving is low force defensive driving

Emergency response driving is low force defensive driving. Remember, emergency response privileges granted by motor vehicle laws are just that 'Privileges'. The general driving public does not know what your intentions are, let alone what they should do when approached by a light and siren response. Always Exercise Caution!

Posted Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Avoid back injuries

Avoid back injuries. When using manual lifting devices, assure the weight being lifted is within the means of your crew, maintain proper posture and lift with your legs.

Posted Wednesday, August 29, 2007


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