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A unique device that supports, isolates, shields and secures medical instruments from contaminated surfaces was unveiled to pre-hospital providers for the first time at EMS Today ...
Sharps disposal is an environmentally unfriendly process.Many public safety agencies contract with sharps removal services that provide a disposal container which they pick up, for ...
Life Science WeeklyTUSCON, Ariz. — New research, 'Exposure of emergency medical responders to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus,' is the subject of a ...
The exhibit floor at EMS Today this year was filled with excitement. Many exhibits set a whole new standard of professionalism in their standards for booth presentation. There has ...
By Scott M. Bruner EMS1 Product EditorDHS Systems LLC has unveiled a new tool for building effective incident command stations. The Reeves Incident Command Post Trailer is ...
Mass casualty supply trailers are mobile caches of equipment for rapid response to mass casualty incident (MCI) scenes. During an MCI, supplies on responding ambulances may not be ...
By Maria Cheng The Associated PressLONDON — The World Health Organization is recommending that swine flu be added to regular flu vaccines next season.The swine flu pandemic ...
By Mike Stobbe The Associated PressATLANTA — Swine flu cases are down, but health officials say the disease's cumulative impact has grown to 57 million U.S. illnesses, ...
By Frank Jordans The Associated PressGENEVA — The World Health Organization will hold an expert meeting later this month to consider whether the swine flu pandemic's peak has ...
By Mike Stobbe The Associated PressATLANTA — If the U.S. swine flu epidemic isn't over, it certainly looks as if it's on its last legs. While federal health officials are not ...
The Associated PressGENEVA — The World Health Organization has rejected as "irresponsible" allegations that swine flu is a fake pandemic.WHO also dismissed claims ...
By Gene Lavanchy FOX 25BOSTON — Wellesley school officials say several staff members at an elementary school had to be taken to the hospital after being injected with insulin ...
Breakdowns in sanitation, clean water, and housing serve as breeding ground for infectious disease ...
By Mike Stobbe The Associated PressATLANTA — About 1 in 5 Americans have been vaccinated against swine flu, according to the government's first detailed estimates of ...
By Lauran Neergaard The Associated PressWASHINGTON — First there was too little swine flu vaccine. Now could there be way too much?This week will tell. Get ready for a huge ...
The Associated PressATLANTA — Swine flu infections continue to drop and only one state — Alabama — was reporting widespread cases last week.Four states had ...
By Kathryn Gregory Charleston GazetteCHARLESTON, W.Va. — Charleston Area Medical Center employees who do not get the seasonal flu vaccine by the end of the day Friday are ...
By Marilynn Marchione The Associated PressATLANTA — How contagious is swine flu? Less than the novel viruses that have caused big world outbreaks in the past, new research ...
When we look back on 2009 in years hence, we'll have a better idea as to which developments in EMS were positive, and which set our profession back. But first, we'll have to at ...
By Margie Mason and Martha Mendoza The Associated PressLANTANA, Fla. — It started with a cough, an autumn hack that refused to go away.Then came the fevers. They bathed and ...