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DC EMS Crews Called Into Question Again

D.C. EMS is under fire again after a woman says paramedics refused to take her to the hospital.

Posted Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Hospital Administrator Voices Criticism over D.C. EMS

In a letter to the editor in Monday s Washington Post, Dr. Joseph Wright said, The decision not to immediately transport a 2-year-old with respiratory symptoms is inexcusable.

Posted Wednesday, March 10, 2010

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Records Contradict City Account of DC Toddler's Death

The documents clearly show Engine 33 with a paramedic on board arrives first at 4:56:45 a.m. on February 10, 2010. Medic 33 arrived at the Southern Avenue address at 4:58:28 a.m., nearly two minutes later, but they were the only ones to go inside.

Posted Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Coral Gables Couple Charged Again with Stealing, Selling Patient Records

Ruben E. Rodriguez and wife Maria Victoria Suarez have been indicted again for paying an ambulance-company employee to steal information on patients transported to Miami-Dade hospitals.

Posted Monday, March 8, 2010

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Registering Change: CARES helps EMS improve performance on cardiac arrest calls

CARES registry tracks EMS cardiac resuscitation performance; FICEMS finds states woefully unprepared for flu pandemic; DC Fire & EMS at the center of a wrongful death suit as medical director steps down; and more.

Posted Monday, March 8, 2010

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Investigators Look at Toddler s Death and D.C. Ambulance Transport

The paramedics and EMS personnel involved in this case are on administrative duty and are not to have contact with patients.

Posted Thursday, March 4, 2010

Armed Patient Shoots Connecticut Nurse

Witnesses told police that nursing supervisor Andy Hull, a 35-year-old former Marine, jumped in to disarm Lupienski when he pulled the gun out and pointed it at another staff member.

Posted Thursday, March 4, 2010

Investigation in D.C. Death and Toddler s Transport

There are questions surrounding the death of a 2-year-old girl, and an ambulance crew is off the street and under investigation.

Posted Thursday, March 4, 2010

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30 Life Lessons: JEMS Editorial Board Members Offer Words of Wisdom

Need a mantra to keep you going? Consider one of these.

Posted Wednesday, March 3, 2010


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