EMS Industry News
Are we so concerned with cervical immobilization in trauma patients that we neglect -- at a far greater cost -- proper airway management?
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.
With the demand for emergency-management training skyrocketing, three Indiana universities and a high school will offer classes -- and one bachelor's degree -- in conjunction with the new Regional Public Safety Academy set to open late next month.
Lauderhill, Fla., Fire-Rescue Lt. Jeff Levy took time out of his San Diego vacation to pull an 11-hour shift working triage at the San Diego Chargers' stadium Wednesday for fire victims.
A new emergency services building in southern Cedar Falls, Iowa, is reducing response times by three to four minutes.
The opening of the new Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah, is expected improve trauma care.
The union representing about 500 Portland-area EMTs and paramedics called its members out of touch with reality when it abruptly disowned the bargaining unit last month.
Three people charged with assaulting former Clinton-Hickman County (Ky.) paramedic John Snow will likely be tried in another county because of pretrial publicity. The assailants were angry with Snow for photographing victims injuries and posting them online.
New Dakota County (Minn.) Communications Center dispatch facility will debut $6.3 million in computer gear.
Rescuers from around Eastern Washington learned what to do when disaster strikes in recent classes that included a simulated WMD air strike.
A Texas paramedic was indicted on charges of having child pornography images on his home computer.
Kate Leidiger had an interesting first week on the job with Rural Metro. In addition to working long shifts with little downtime, the San Diego EMT also met Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and President George W. Bush.
A judge this week awarded $175,000 to the family of an Oklahoma woman dropped by ambulance workers.
For the second time in two weeks, police officers assigned to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport saved the life of a person using an AED.
The results of a recently published study state the health effects of some laser printers could be similar to a drag on a cigarette.
Tuesday s drill tested Middlesex County s plans for the bulk distribution of medication to thousands of first responders in the event of a bioterror attack.
The ambulance transporting the only runner who died in the Chicago Marathon earlier this month got lost on the way to the hospital, had to flag down another ambulance to get directions and then ended up at the wrong ER.
Six years after a series of deadly anthrax attacks on Capitol Hill and elsewhere, members of a Senate committee expressed concern Tuesday that the government still lacks a coherent strategy for preventing and combating exposure to Anthrax.
Tri-State Ambulance paramedics will start making house calls this week to administer flu shots in between emergency calls. The service will be available to the homebound in some Wisconsin and Minnesota counties.