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Quick Take: How an Ariz. department changed its response model to meet patient needs

- 04/09/2015

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 ...


Quick Clip: Should EMS use a stretcher for every patient?

- 04/09/2015

Download this quick clip on iTunes, SoundCloud or via RSS feed In this week’s Inside EMS Quick Clip, co-hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson discuss a patient who sued FDNY, claiming ...


Non-transports: Good documentation is the best insurance

- 04/06/2015

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 – ...


Patient sues FDNY EMS for causing injury

- 04/06/2015

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 ...


Patient dies after being dropped from stretcher

- 04/03/2015

Medics were transporting an 81-year-old man from his house to an ambulance when the cot tipped, resulting in a head injury


Patient dies after being dropped from stretcher

- 04/03/2015

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 ...


Quick Take: Lessons learned from Las Vegas transport policy changes

- 03/30/2015

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 ...


Driven to kill: EMS must focus on safety, not speed

- 03/24/2015

Scenario: You are a baseball player. You're pretty with throwing that 5 ounce ball, getting it to other players the vast majority of the time. Rarely do you miss or drop it. One day, the ...


Ambulances transfer 79 patients to new Mo. hospital

- 03/23/2015

By Wally Kennedy The Joplin Globe JOPLIN, Mo. — The ambulance drivers gathered at the break of dawn Sunday on a parking lot north of Mercy's temporary hospital to get their final ...


Driver's qualifications investigated after fatal ambulance collision

- 03/21/2015

Patient was killed after being ejected from Senior Care EMS ambulance that struck a utility pole


Driver's qualifications investigated after fatal ambulance collision

- 03/21/2015

SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. — The qualifications of a driver of a N.Y. ambulance are being investigated after a deadly collision. Two weeks ago, a 19-year-old driver for Senior Care EMS lost ...


Fla. EMS strained by Spring Break calls

- 03/20/2015

911 calls are up 9 percent compared to last year, and there has been a 7 percent increase in transports of revelers who have been injured, over-imbibed or overdosed


Fla. EMS strained by Spring Break calls

- 03/20/2015

Panama City News Herald PANAMA CITY, Fla. — Paramedic Joslyn Connor recently worked a Spring Break shift in which 167 calls were dispatched for 911 ambulance service. “That ...


Fla. man arrested for punching medic at ER

- 03/04/2015

The Bradenton Herald BRADENTON, Fla. — A Bradenton man was charged with battery on an emergency medical care provider, after he punched a paramedic at Blake Medical Center's emergency ...


Calif. ambulance company loses interfacility transport permit

- 03/03/2015

By Matthias Gafni Contra Costa Times CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Calif. — Rural/Metro Ambulance has lost its permit to transfer patients between medical facilities in Contra Costa County after ...


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