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Cleveland's Bold Move to Better Allocate Strained Resources

Facing budget cuts, Cleveland EMS is no longer automatically dispatching ambulances for non-life-threatening calls.

Posted Monday, February 22, 2010

Advanced Resuscitation Cooling Therapeutics and Intensive Care

ARCTIC program dramatically improves cardiac arrest outcomes in Richmond, Va.; DHS pilots multi-band radios; JEMS legal experts explain the legality of charging more to transport obese patients; and more.

Posted Thursday, February 4, 2010

Cameras Standard on Kentucky Ambulances

Chalk said the camera can also help settle disputes, of which about 10 per year occur. Those can include billing disputes or complaints about medics.

Posted Monday, January 18, 2010

Texas Fire Department Frustrated Over Faster EMS Alerts

They say that the time can range from several seconds to a minute and that in some cases, paramedics in shared stations have gone over to firefighters' quarters to tell them about calls before they are officially notified.

Posted Monday, January 11, 2010

Columbus Gets Upgrade of 911 Mapping System

The new dispatching system has delayed any discussion about whether the city should change the way it responds to medical emergencies.

Posted Monday, January 4, 2010

Lee County EMS to Spend $500,000 on New 911 Software

There's no crystal ball for dispatchers. They never know when or where the next emergency may strike. But now they have some help.

Posted Thursday, December 31, 2009

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American Ambulance Association Begins Training on Invisible Bracelet Information

"Too many times, we don't have the information to help us treat the patients correctly," says James Finger, president of the American Ambulance Association, the largest network of emergency medical service providers.

Posted Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Virginia School Worker Survives Heart Attack with Medics and STEMI Alert

Squad medic Buddy Hopkins quickly contacted UVA Medical Center, setting off a STEMI Alert.

Posted Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Boston Mayor Calls for Review of EMS Call Involving Cardiac Arrest

According to documents obtained by the I-Team, a Boston EMS dispatcher coded the emergency call as a priority 2 call.

Posted Friday, December 4, 2009


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