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Why redefining ALS, BLS is key to EMS survival
A massive heart attack on the highway
June 5, 2014
Featured News
Dash cam: Drunk hits ambulance head on Fan hurt from fall into Brewers' bullpen DC EMS defends sending contaminated ambulance
Today's Top Stories:
DC Fire and EMS Chief Kenneth Ellerbe to retire: Says he was not pushed aside, is retiring voluntarily
Ill. law requires high school CPR, defibrillator training: Bill goes into effect for 2014-2015 school year
Uninsured man chooses death over expense of ambulance: Told friend he was afraid to call 911 because of the cost
Calif. voters raise city sales tax to fund EMS
Medic suffers stroke on the job
Ex-medic pleads guilty to DUI in fatal hit and run
Off-duty EMT pulls woman from bottom of hotel pool
Elderly couple takes ambulance to the polls
Killer bees swarm woman, 91, as neighbors stand helpless
News Analysis:
A letter to the next D.C. Fire-EMS leader
By Art Hsieh, EMS1 Advisor
Dear future CEO of Washington D.C. Fire and EMS Department: Congrats. You are taking the reins of a troubled organization with well-documented system failures resulting in controversy, tension among staff and leadership, and a lack of confidence from the taxpayers. Want to know how to fix it?
Creating a Quality EMS Future
Why redefining ALS, BLS is key to EMS survival
By Michael Gerber, EMS1 Columnist
In order to defend our existence in an era of cost-cutting measures and evidence-based health care, EMS needs to move past the old definitions. They're not necessary
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Survival Story
A massive heart attack on the highway
 A fire truck in the right place at the right time helped save a man's life when he suffered a massive heart attack. Watch the video
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The Legal Guardian
How to raise EMS standards: 5 readers respond
By David Givot, EMS1 Columnist
Field medics relying on inept command staff to promote quality is like an orphan relying on a drunk uncle to raise him right — it's never going to happen. Raising the bar
EMS1 Video
Dispatcher overheard bashing Oprah, suspended
A N.C. dispatcher was suspended with pay over comments he made that were picked up in a 911 recording.
Dog rescued from submerged truck in rapids
Members of Okanogan County’s Swiftwater Rescue Team (Wash.) plucked a dog from a pickup truck that rolled into the Chewuch River.
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