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Bioterror Medicine: County Hones Response to Simulated Attack

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.

Posted Thursday, October 25, 2007

Ambulance Got Lost, Took Dead Runner to Wrong ER

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.

Posted Thursday, October 25, 2007

$175,000 Awarded to Family of Dropped Oklahoma Patient

A judge this week awarded $175,000 to the family of an Oklahoma woman dropped by ambulance workers.

Posted Thursday, October 25, 2007

Another AED Save at Sky Harbor

For the second time in two weeks, police officers assigned to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport saved the life of a person using an AED.

Posted Thursday, October 25, 2007

Chelmsford, Mass., Officials Seek Residents to Serve on Ambulance Committee

Town officials are looking for seven residents to weigh in on whether a Fire Department-run ambulance service will work for Chelmsford, Mass.

Posted Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Third Time s the Charm? Allentown, Pa., Gives EMS Tax Another Try

Allentown, Pa., will change how it collects its emergency and municipal services tax next year, allowing it to be paid a little at a time, and will no longer count investment income toward the minimum earnings threshold.

Posted Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Squad Uses Expensive Mannequins in Emergency Training

An elite training squad from Texas A&M University used $750,000 mannequins during a three-day training session in New York.

Posted Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Senate Panel Frets Over Bioterror Preparedness Six Years After Anthrax Attacks

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.

Posted Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Tri-State to Make Flu Shot House Calls in Wisconsin & Minnesota

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.

Posted Wednesday, October 24, 2007

EMS Units Bypassed Nearest Helicopters: Physician Says Ties to a Firm Don't Influence Agencies' Decisions

It s becoming increasingly common in the competitive air ambulance industry for people who oversee local EMS agencies to also work for air medical providers. Can such ties compromise patient care?

Posted Monday, October 22, 2007

Flaws Seen in Dispatch System for Air Ambulances

The growth in for-profit air ambulance operators nationally has given EMS providers more options, but it also has subjected them to marketing pitches and other influences that can affect patient care.

Posted Monday, October 22, 2007

City of Philadelphia Won t Appeal Firefighters Award: Arbitration Cost is $30M; Gov t Will Keep Hiring Rights

The Street administration has decided not to appeal a June 2006 arbitration award that gave the Philadelphia firefighters union a 45 percent increase in the city s health-care contributions.

Posted Monday, October 22, 2007

City Must Pay $236K for 2004 Dead Body Incident

In 2004, a 58-year-old man died in an ambulance while being treated by paramedics. A jury has ruled that the city of San Marcos should pay the family for damages for negligence, trespass and invasion of privacy their handling of the death.

Posted Monday, October 22, 2007

Deadly Superbug Kills More than AIDS

MRSA may kill 18,000 people in the U.S. this year but no law requires hospitals to report MRSA infections.

Posted Friday, October 19, 2007

N.Y. Paramedics Get the EZ-IO

Paramedics with the Town of Tonawanda (N.Y.) Police Department are some of the first units in the state now use the EZ-IO. They also have CPAP.

Posted Friday, October 19, 2007

Firefighter Staffing at Issue

Staffing shortages have led to a controversial decision that pits EMS against firefighting.

Posted Friday, October 19, 2007

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Trouble in Trauma

Recent articles about EMS discuss dwindling resources for trauma care. Trauma kills our young. We need to invest in it.

Posted Friday, October 19, 2007

Also On Jems Thumb

Trouble in Trauma

Recent articles about EMS discuss dwindling resources for trauma care. Trauma kills our young. We need to invest in it.

Posted Friday, October 19, 2007

TOPOFF4: An Experience in Terrorism

High school students voluntarily participated in the largest anti-terrorism exercise in U.S. history.

Posted Thursday, October 18, 2007

Tracking Device Speeds Rescues: Project Lifesaver Monitors Can Pinpoint Location

Project Lifesaver places small tracking devices, about the size of a wristwatch, on people with cognitive disabilities. The monitor allows authorities to accurately pinpoint the location of anyone wearing the device.

Posted Thursday, October 18, 2007


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