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1,800 Florida Hospital Patients Possibly Exposed to HIV and Hepatitis

"Right now, we don't have any victims," Sousa said, adding that exposure alone may not constitute a crime. "In order to be a victim, you have to contract some kind of communicable disease."

Posted Tuesday, October 6, 2009

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Always Open: Study finds no adverse effects from stopping ambulance diversion

Halting ambulance diversion doesn_t impact patient care; video game products make EMS training more fun; legal experts tackle wage averaging; and we explore alternatives to N95s.

Posted Monday, October 5, 2009

Kentucky EMT Charged, Allegedly Murdering Wife with Medications Stolen from Work

"Homicide detectives were able to determine she was actually injected with different medications," Wilkerson said.

Posted Sunday, October 4, 2009

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Last Word

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

Ohio Man Assaults EMS Crew and Deputy

A few minutes later, an ambulance worker told deputy Kris White that Cedre was out of control and fighting with workers in the back of the ambulance.

Posted Thursday, September 24, 2009

South Carolina Legislators Seek Public Access to EMS Data

Four legislators from Beaufort County said they would support a change in state law that would open public access to local EMS data to help improve oversight of those departments.

Posted Sunday, September 20, 2009

Fire Engine Forces Ambulance Off Road

He credited their training and quick response for preventing the accident from becoming "what could have been a huge disaster."

Posted Thursday, September 17, 2009

Massachusetts Paramedics Cited in Fatal Call

Three Acushnet paramedics were penalized this month by the state Department of Public Health for mistakes made during a July emergency call, including the incorrect administration of a drug, according to a state report.

Posted Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Virginia Beach Paramedic Arrested for Sexually Assaulting a Minor

A paid paramedic with the City of Virginia Beach has been arrested on charges of sexually assaulting a minor.

Posted Wednesday, September 16, 2009


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