Why do we use ambulances to transport medically-stable psychiatric patients from a community hospital to an in-patient psychiatric care or mental health facility?
This questionable practice ...
By Pamela Wood
The Baltimore Sun
BALTIMORE — Baltimore County plans to begin charging fees for ambulance rides — reversing a policy that for years has set the county apart from ...
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Anaheim’s fire department has become the first in California to dispatch a nurse practitioner in an ambulance to treat non-urgent medical calls that would otherwise ...
The firefighter suffered a graze wound to the head; shots were fired in the direction of an ambulance as crews responded to a patient having trouble breathing
The Associated Press
MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee firefighter suffered a graze wound after gunshots were fired at an ambulance.
According to a city news release, the fire department's ...
Cleveland EMS is equipping supervisor SUVs to respond to emergencies and transport ambulatory patients
By Scott Taylor
CLEVELAND — The City of Cleveland does not have enough ambulances to put on the streets so don't be shocked if you see an SUV pull up to your front door if ...
EMTs received multiple reports of people vomiting, and used a bus to transport those sickened to area hospitals
The Associated Press
SALT LAKE CITY — Authorities say about 50 people in a Salt Lake City homeless shelter were taken to hospitals for suspected food poisoning.
A Fire Department ...
Being a patient in an ambulance is rarely a relaxing or enjoyable experience. Advances in patient transport are geared towards making the process of ambulance transport simpler, easier, and more ...
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 ...