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Posted Friday, August 3, 2007

Power Down Hybrids

EMS providers responding to the scene of an accident involving a„hybrid vehicle now have online resources for specifics on proper emergency rescue methods.

Posted Thursday, August 2, 2007

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Treacherous Tech Rescue

In February in Pismo Beach, Calif., a sedan carrying a retired couple attempting to park their sedan plunged over a 125' cliff. First responders needed to be well prepared to successfully conduct the difficult rescue operation.

Posted Thursday, August 2, 2007

Bariatric Patients Pose Weighty Challenges

Increasing numbers of„emergency calls involving„obese patients„will affect your service's personnel, equipment, vehicles and finances. Agencies must have at least the minimum of solutions in place.

Posted Thursday, August 2, 2007

Police: More victims in submerged cars

MINNEAPOLIS - Divers checked submerged cars in the Mississippi River Thursday for a count of victims still trapped beneath the twisted steel and concrete slabs of a collapsed bridge. As many as 30 people were reported missing as the rescue effort shifted to recovery.

Posted Thursday, August 2, 2007

Survivors, Rescuers Reflect on Bridge Collapse

MINNEAPOLIS - It looked as though an earthquake had hit. From across the Twin Cities and from small towns beyond, rescue workers, doctors, nurses and construction workers flooded into downtown Minneapolis early Wednesday night, making their way past Twins fans at the Metrodome, past thousands of gawkers aiming their cell phone cameras at the crumpled steel frame and a bridge deck sliced into three pieces.

Posted Thursday, August 2, 2007

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The Age of Moral Ambiguity

When was the last time you held a training session with your supervisors and employees on moral ambiguity? Ask the average worker in your EMS organization to discuss their approach to moral ambiguity in the workplace specifically in dealing with patients, co-workers and supervisors and you ll probably get a puzzled look.

Posted Thursday, August 2, 2007

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Technology and Patient Privacy

Advances in technology have brought new meaning to the issue of patient privacy during and after EMS responses. The advent of cell phone cameras, text messaging and Internet access from EMS stations has opened up areas involving patient privacy...

Posted Thursday, August 2, 2007

Are You Ready for a Bridge Collapse in Your Community?

Here are 20 tips to help you keep your sanity and maintain control of your incident if a disaster similar to the Aug. 1 interstate bridge collapse happens in your region.

Posted Thursday, August 2, 2007






 

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