Administration and Leadership

The broken pavement was still radiating the stored heat of the July day, mixing with the cooler night breezes spinning off Lake Erie. Saturday night in the summer, perhaps the only time this crumbling once-upon-a-town felt like it had a little life left in it, had the ability to produce a little bit of energy, even if that energy was random and mostly negative.
Ambulances & Vehicle Ops

Review of: Soares-Oliveira M, Egipto P, Costa I, Cunha-Ribeiro LM, et al: Emergency motorcycle: has it a place in a medical emergency system? American Journal of Emergency Medicine 25(6): 620-622, 2007.The ScienceThe utility of non-traditional delivery of EMS such as bike medics, horse-mounted patrols, or in this case medical emergency motorcycle (MEM) has been considered in many systems and is used frequently in the care for large gatherings.
Ambulances & Vehicle Ops

Review of: Soares-Oliveira M, Egipto P, Costa I, Cunha-Ribeiro LM, et al: Emergency motorcycle: has it a place in a medical emergency system? American Journal of Emergency Medicine 25(6): 620-622, 2007.The ScienceThe utility of non-traditional delivery of EMS such as bike medics, horse-mounted patrols, or in this case medical emergency motorcycle (MEM) has been considered in many systems and is used frequently in the care for large gatherings.
Administration and Leadership

A strong earthquake struck northwestern Japan on Monday, causing a fire and radioactive water leak at the world's largest nuclear plant. At least seven people were killed and hundreds injured in the 6.8 magnitude quake that collapsed wooden houses, ripped apart roads and buckled seaside bridges.Flames and billows of black smoke poured from the Kashiwazaki nuclear plant the world's largest in terms of power output capacity. It took two hours to extinguish the fire in an electrical transformer, said Motoyasu Tamaki, a Tokyo Electric Power Co. official.
Administration and Leadership

Most EMS textbooks will have a blurb in the chapters on head injury about the Cushing reflex. But how well do you actually understand this important emergency care concept? The brain is the control center of the body. It s well protected by the bones that make up the cranial vault. This protection, however, is a two-edged sword. Although the cranium helps protect the brain from injury, it also can injure the brain by limiting tissue expansion following injury.
Cardiac & Resuscitation

In a room that resembles the belly of the "Star Trek" Enterprise, dozens of people work 24 hours a day, seven days a week as lifelines for people in distress. At the Combined Transportation Emergency and Communications Center in Central Austin, dispatchers with the Austin Fire Department, the Police Department and Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services are constantly taking calls.
Administration and Leadership

Lexington KY- In March of last year, New York City paramedic Deborah Reeve died of mesothelioma, an asbestos-related form of cancer. There is little doubt she was first exposed to asbestos on Sept. 11, 2001, when she responded to the scene at Ground Zero.There is equally little doubt that she continued to be assaulted by the substance sometime during the next eight months when she was assigned to the morgue, where she helped medical examiners do body-part identification.
Administration and Leadership

LAS CRUCES At midnight today, one contract will expire and another will begin.Ending will be the tenure of Southwest Ambulance, which has provided emergency transport services in most of Do a Ana County for the past four years. Beginning will be the county's contract with another company, the Colorado-based American Medical Response.What should be notable as the transition occurs?Nothing, company officials say.