Psychiatric patient transfers take ambulance crews out of the communities they are supposed to serve for hours at a time
VIRGINIA, Minn. — When you see lights and hear sirens from an ambulance, you immediately think someone needs medical help.
"Depending on the day, we do an average of 9-10 ...
BOSTON —A jury awarded $1.5 million to the family of a patient who died when an ambulance crew dropped her head-first on the ground more than six years ago.
American Medical ...
ABERDARE, South Wales — Emergency crews required seven hours to remove a bariatric patient from her home and into an ambulance for transport to a local hospital.
SUN CITY, Ariz. — A Sun City West Fire District paramedic has come up with an idea to keep children calm and entertained during inter-facility transports. His idea for DVD players in the ...
EMS providers were loading him into an ambulance when the stretcher overturned and he fell to the ground
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Rural/Metro EMS providers were loading a 20-year-old man who had been shot into an ambulance, when his stretcher tipped over and he fell to the ground.
Darelle Bolden ...
WHITEHORSE, Yukon — Alkan Air has been retrofitting an increasing number of planes to transport bariatric patients.
Jeff Simons, acting director of emergency Medical Services Yukon, ...
Dr. Gary Smith, medical director of Mesa (Ariz.) Fire and Medical Department, described how the agency’s unique delivery model is changing the role of EMS during a presentation at Fire-Rescue ...
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In this week’s Inside EMS Quick Clip, co-hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson discuss a patient who sued FDNY, claiming ...
I have never understood the seemingly pervasive and utterly inexplicable resistance of many EMS providers when it comes to documentation. Even more puzzling – and, frankly, alarming – ...
BROOKLYN, N.Y. — A woman who called 911 for breathing problems sued the FDNY, saying paramedics caused a gash to her leg that required stitches.
Jacqueline Vanderhorst, 58, filed a lawsuit ...
Medics were transporting an 81-year-old man from his house to an ambulance when the cot tipped, resulting in a head injury
NORTHFIELD, Ohio — An 81-year-old man who was dropped from an ambulance stretcher has died, and his cause of death is under investigation.
Northfield Fire Department paramedics responded ...
In the presentation “Whose Prehospital Care System Is It,” at Fire-Rescue Med in Henderson, Nev., Chief William McDonald, Las Vegas Fire and Rescue, highlights the success of a pilot ...