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Austin Paramedics Cope with Downtown Congestion

As the South by Southwest crowds grow larger in the downtown area, paramedics have to struggle to reach those in need of care.

Posted Thursday, March 18, 2010

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Report Blames Pilot in Fatal Helicopter Crash

The Air Angels Inc. emergency medical flight was transporting a 14-month-old girl from a hospital in Sandwich to Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

Posted Wednesday, March 17, 2010

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When's My Shift?: Technology has come a long way since printed schedules

Scheduling systems today can be used to track training, certification, volunteer incentive programs and more.

Posted Wednesday, March 17, 2010

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Reduce Inappropriate Helicopter Utilization in EMS

Because of the cost and danger of helicopter EMS, we need to establish criteria for reasonably shifting unnecessary air transports to ground EMS.

Posted Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Richmond Ambulance Collides with SUV While Responding

A Richmond ambulance en route to a call with its siren and emergency lights activated collided with a sport utility vehicle.

Posted Tuesday, March 16, 2010

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DC Council Committee Gets Earful on EMS

The panel also had questions about Kimberly Kelsey, who says medics refused to take her to a hospital last December.

Posted Monday, March 15, 2010

Former D.C. Fire Chief Regrets Fire and EMS Merger; Blames Culture and Race for Problems

The former chief, who is black, said white firefighters with generational ties to the department largely have been less accepting of the job's evolving responsibilities, particularly an increased emphasis in recent decades on providing pre-hospital care.

Posted Monday, March 15, 2010

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Feds, Florida Officials Dispute Haiti Flight Information

Nearly five years after Hurricane Katrina exposed serious flaws in the nation's disaster-response capabilities, e-mails obtained by the AP under Florida's open-records law show state and federal officials squabbling over where to send patients while an epic humanitarian crisis unfolded hundreds of miles to the south.

Posted Monday, March 15, 2010

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The Changing Face of Trauma in Ohio

Toledo area doctors report trauma cases are shifting from things like car accidents to injuries from falls.

Posted Monday, March 15, 2010


 

 

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