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Minnesota Paramedic Files Suit Over Abuse of Emergency Hold Rules

He has personally witnessed more than 200 incidents in which an individual's civil rights have been violated.

Posted Monday, November 23, 2009

Study: Injured Uninsured More Likely to Die in ER

The findings are based on an analysis of data from the National Trauma Data Bank, which includes more than 900 U.S. hospitals.

Posted Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Study: Injured Uninsured More Likely to Die in ER

The findings are based on an analysis of data from the National Trauma Data Bank, which includes more than 900 U.S. hospitals.

Posted Monday, November 16, 2009

Legislature Orders Striking British Columbia Paramedics Back to Work

Union leaders representing B.C.'s paramedics called it a sad day for democracy and said the fight is far from over.

Posted Thursday, November 12, 2009

Orthodox Jewish Medics Say Beard Ban Discriminates

Suzanne Collins explains it involves a problem of having facial hair when wearing a safety mask.

Posted Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Striking Canadian Paramedics Disrupt Olympic Security Exercise

The paramedics have been on strike since April 1. The B.C. government introduced legislation this week that would impose a contract and require them to return to work.

Posted Friday, November 6, 2009

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Flu Fells Emergency Workers in Calgary

As much as 20 per cent of the STARS air ambulance workforce in Calgary is not reporting to work due to illness.

Posted Friday, November 6, 2009

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Half MAST: Will merger with fire service destroy high-performing EMS system?

Kansas City (Mo.) City Council votes to merge MAST Ambulance Service with the city;s fire department; a new study finds 31% of prehospital providers flunk intubation while critics debate study methods; JEMS legal experts weigh in on employer responsibilities regarding complaints against employees; JEMS Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman pays tribute to the late Richard Ferneau; and more.

Posted Tuesday, November 3, 2009

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The Devil Is in the Details

Let's take a closer look at health-care reform and possible implications for EMS.

Posted Wednesday, October 28, 2009


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