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Community paramedicine conference promotes healthcare collaboration

- 12/16/2014

By Teresa McCallion, EMT Most agree it takes a community of healthcare providers to offer quality patient care. Unfortunately for many communities, that’s where the agreement ends. While ...

Why EMS belongs in the federal health IT plan

- 12/16/2014

By Nick Nudell, MS, NRP The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) of Health IT is seeking comments from EMS leaders and field professionals on its 2015-2020 strategic plan. Connecting EMS ...

Ambulance may not be best resource for non-emergency transports

- 12/02/2014

When I started in the business in the mid-1980s, I worked for a private ambulance service in the suburbs north of Boston. We handled 911 and interfacility transports; it was fairly normal to ...

4 Americans: How health care law affected them

- 11/13/2014

By Carla K. Johnson, AP medical writer The Associated Press CHICAGO — More than 7 million people have signed up for private health insurance under the system introduced last year for ...

Wheelbarrow ambulances aid African women in labor

- 11/11/2014

Equipped with a battery-powered siren; the wheelbarrows are designed to reduce maternal mortality

U.S. nurses to strike over Ebola preparedness

- 11/11/2014

OAKLAND, Calif. — Over 18,000 Calif. nurses are planning to participate in a nationwide strike beginning Nov. 12 in protest of hospital Ebola preparedness. The strike is organized through ...

Wheelbarrow ambulances aid African women in labor

- 11/10/2014

NAIROBI, Africa — An impoverished African town is using modified wheelbarrows to speed pregnant women to the hospital. The wheelbarrows, outfitted with a battery-powered siren and bedding, ...

Ebola fears prompt N.Y. 911 calls, stereotypes

- 10/28/2014

Since August 17 callers have claimed to be infected; residents are wary of West African immigrants

Ebola fears prompt N.Y. 911 calls, stereotypes

- 10/28/2014

WIVB BUFFALO, N.Y. — More than a month after Thomas Duncan brought Ebola to the United States, no US citizen has died from it. Even the two nurses who contracted the virus from him ...

Second Dallas nurse Ebola-free

- 10/28/2014

The Associated Press ATLANTA — A Dallas nurse who flew from Texas to Ohio and back before being diagnosed with Ebola will be released from an Atlanta hospital Tuesday after tests showed ...

Ebola: N.J. releasing quarantined nurse

- 10/27/2014

The Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey officials say a nurse who was quarantined after working in West Africa with Ebola patients is being released. The state Health Department ...

FBI raids Calif. ambulance company

- 10/22/2014

Orange County Register LOS ANGELES — Federal agents on Tuesday raided the offices of ProCare Mobile Response, a Los Angeles-based ambulance company that was named earlier this year as ...

5 things to know about Ebola airport screening

- 10/09/2014

By Alicia A. Caldwell The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Obama administration announced Wednesday that airline passengers arriving from the three West African countries experiencing ...

EMS shouldn’t face deadlines for PTSD claims

- 09/30/2014

When it comes to stress on the job, our fellow EMS providers to the north seem to have it dialed in. Post-traumatic stress disorder is a recognized risk of the profession, and it seems that Canadians ...

Rural ambulances to benefit from proposed Ore. bill

- 09/27/2014 REDMOND, Ore. — During a visit Friday to Redmond Fire and Rescue, Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., announced he's introduced legislation to preserve emergency care in rural Oregon ...

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