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A new computer architecture enables the secure transmission of crucial rescue information to first responders during events such as natural disasters, fires or terrorist attacks.
In the event of a dirty bomb, medical authorities should be prepared to treat children differently than adults because their developing bodies would absorb and respond to the radiation exposure in distinct ways.
Researchers at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center have created a computer simulation model of trauma system response to mass casualty incidents involving dozens or hundreds of injured victims.
A state audit reveals that Colorado officials failed to consider risk when doling out grant money.
New Jersey's emergency management system is in "a state of near crisis," according to a recent report.
The nation's public health system is not prepared to handle the mass casualties that would result from an act of terrorism.
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.
A full-time ambulance and fire department topped the wish list of residents of one of Tennessee's fastest-growing cities.
Lately, I have noticed three issues that illustrate how we are our own worst enemy. These three issues affect everybody who is or has been a part of the EMS community in the United States.
Auditors said listed in a recent report that Houston-area drivers, including some AMR employees, who have been providing non-emergency transport of patients lack driver's licenses or have criminal backgrounds.
New Berlin, Wis., upgrades its rescue services, insulting EMTs in the process.
Memphis F.D. spends $300,000 to purchase 80 LifeShirts that wirelessly transmit heart and respiration rates and skin temperature in real time.
EMSA names Paramedic JT Orta best in Colorado.
First Responders in New Mexico participated in a rail accident drill on Sunday.
Missouri's emergency communications officials say the state of E-911 in Missouri is embarrassing when compared with surrounding states.
In January, the San Jose (Calif.) Fire Department is changing its EMS response by expanding its use of Supplemental Transport Ambulance Resources, or STAR cars.
As part of a school project, Chris Lirakis worked with LifeFlight officials to identify and plot potential landing zones throughout his hometown, doubling the number of areas where the helicopter can land in an emergency.
A 39-year-old city of Seminole paramedic has been charged with possession and Internet transmission of child pornography.
A unique team of Bay Area disaster specialists was dispatched on its inaugural mission last week to provide EMS in San Diego County.
Diverting patients has become a fact of life in American health care. Critics say the problem may be more acute at VA facilities.
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