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The Ups and Down of EMS

Should Louisiana firefighters be exempt from Louisiana EMS Services Certification Commission oversight?

Posted Monday, May 31, 2010

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Feature: Four Ottawa paramedics restrain a police officer’s assailant.

Ohio hospitals gifts squads with equipment for EMS Week, an off-duty paramedic with a sprained wrist saves a man having a heart attack, and four Ottawa paramedics restrain a police officer’s assailant.

Posted Monday, May 10, 2010

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Boston EMS Honor Guard Shows Respect

A Bellevue (Wash.) police officer makes good use of a newly issued squad-car AED, Boston EMS Honor Guard travels out of state to honor a LODD victim, and a critical flaw in England’s dispatch system that downgrades life-threatening calls is being investigated.

Posted Thursday, April 29, 2010

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Burger Bosses Battle for Business and an Idea with Bite

A Colorado paramedic invents a scoop-and-suction catheter, the Erin (Ontario) Fire Department encourages citizens to exaggerate complaints, and a Kentucky air medical service aims to improve STEMI outcomes in rural communities.

Posted Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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One Connecticut EMS post is run entirely by high school students; an ambulance manufacturer fulfills the Christmas wishes of disabled residents; rapid response teams recognize in-hospital emergencies; and a Michigan service is shut down by the state for 30-plus safety violations.

Posted Friday, March 5, 2010

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Boston EMT negotiates health perks for providers; Florida campaign cuts nonemergent calls in half; St. Louis ED nurse helps outfit ambulances with new EKGs; and New South Wales paramedics replace fentanyl with unknown substance.

Posted Wednesday, January 6, 2010

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MedStar EMS cuts down on ˙habitual clientsÓ; North Last Vegas firefighter/EMTs don pink for a breast cancer cure; and a Maryland ambulance fails to find its way to a call.

Posted Friday, November 6, 2009

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St. Paul starts an EMS diversity program, a West Virginia county brings its providers into pay parity with neighboring counties, New Mexico holds hospitals liable for their air ambulance selections, and more.

Posted Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Government Withholds Life-Saving Info & Hospitals Foot the Bill

NHTSA data on cell-phone usage, Columbus gets 12-lead modems and service from hospitals, British Columbia goes too far on strike, and more.

Posted Wednesday, September 2, 2009


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