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Cleveland EMS Begins Refusing Minor Calls

For folks who used EMS as a taxi to get to hospitals for minor ailments, the ride is over. Bill Sheil has the story.

Posted Tuesday, January 12, 2010

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Oklahoma Paramedic in Trooper Scuffle Charged with Resisting Arrest

White , who was in his own car when he was pulled over, is facing a variety of charges including speeding, not having a driver s license, not wearing a seatbelt, and resisting arrest.

Posted Tuesday, January 12, 2010

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EMS Physicians Call for Action

Hundreds gather at the 2010 National Association of EMS Physicians meeting to share their experiences, lessons and goals.

Posted Monday, January 11, 2010

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OH Training Program Teaches Tactical EMS

A program brought to Northwest Ohio is teaching medical professionals how to respond in a hostile situation.

Posted Monday, January 11, 2010

Texas Fire Department Frustrated Over Faster EMS Alerts

They say that the time can range from several seconds to a minute and that in some cases, paramedics in shared stations have gone over to firefighters' quarters to tell them about calls before they are officially notified.

Posted Monday, January 11, 2010

Cleveland EMS Rejects Minor Calls to Save Money

At 7 a.m. today, Cleveland Emergency Medical Services will no longer serve as a hospital taxi for problems such as toothaches, boils and similar illnesses.

Posted Monday, January 11, 2010

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Officials Push National Influenza Vaccination Week

While U.S. cases have plummeted from a peak in October, one state Alabama is experiencing widespread infections and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there's still more flu going around now than is usual for early January, all of it the new strain.

Posted Monday, January 11, 2010

Fired DC Medic in Rosenbaum Case Ordered Back to Work

But the fire department still wasted critical months "before proposing to remove Walker," Pryor wrote.

Posted Friday, January 8, 2010

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FDNY Partners with NYC Service and New York Sports Clubs to Teach CPR in Local Gyms

This will make a big difference in New York City s cardiac survival rates, because bystander CPR can increase a victim s chance of survival by more than 50 percent, said Assistant Chief of EMS Field Services John McFarland.

Posted Thursday, January 7, 2010


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