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Disposition of the Deceased: How to determine patient status & prevent futile transports

EMS providers are frequently terminating resuscitative efforts in the field but have little guidance on what to do with the deceased.

Posted Wednesday, March 3, 2010

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Shortcomings Highlighted in Pittsburgh Man s Death during Storm

"... You get out of that damn truck and you walk to the residence," Huss said. "That's what needed to happen. We could have carried him out."

Posted Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Teen Dies after Jumping from South Carolina Ambulance

Emergency workers treated the teen before taking him back to the hospital in Greenville, where he was pronounced dead minutes later.

Posted Tuesday, March 2, 2010

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Colorado Hospital Voices Violence Concerns

The Colorado Hospital Association wants to increase the punishment for harming an emergency worker, like a doctor, nurse or paramedic.

Posted Monday, March 1, 2010

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National EMS Academy Granted 5-Year Accreditation

The Academy underwent an intensive review of its educational processes and documentation including an on-site review by national experts in EMS education.

Posted Monday, March 1, 2010

Widow of Fallen Shreveport Chief Sues Over "Substandard Care"

Traci Adams, wife of former firefighter Tommy Adams, seeks damages because Shreveport emergency responders were negligent.

Posted Monday, March 1, 2010

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Louisiana Fire Chief Selected to Help Set National Policy for EMTs

This is the second time Chief Halphen has been called upon by the NREMT to help develop national guidelines and policy for EMT's.

Posted Friday, February 26, 2010

Emergency Services Upgrades Tested in Massachusetts Town

The new system will eventually provide information on such things as the locations of fire hydrants and intersections, and even medical information, such as whether residents at a chosen address are using oxygen, Klein said.

Posted Thursday, February 25, 2010

Fairfax County EMS Supervisor Hits Firefighters at Accident Scene

The cyclist and one of the firefighters were flown by helicopter to a hospital.

Posted Wednesday, February 24, 2010


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