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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 ...


Time lapse of ambulances picking up 131 patients

- 02/17/2015

The AMR transfer of patients to California's new UCSF Mission Bay Campus required 41 ambulances and more than 110 caregivers over eight and a half hours.


Transports of S.C. dialysis patients crippled by Medicare

- 02/01/2015

By Kirk Brown Anderson Independent Mail ANDERSON, S.C. — Ambulance companies in South Carolina have received a windfall of Medicare money in recent years for taking a growing number ...


Ky. ambulance co. settles Medicare fraud case for $1M

- 01/28/2015

The Associated Press LEXINGTON, Ky. — The U.S. Attorney's Office says an eastern Kentucky ambulance company has agreed to pay almost $1 million to settle a case over Medicare claims. The ...


SC EMTs say speed bumps jeopardize patients

- 01/20/2015

By Harrison Cahill The State COLUMBIA, SC — Speed bumps aimed at slowing drivers in neighborhoods could be putting ambulance patients at risk, some EMS officials say. The city of ...


NJ ambulance companies facing cash crunch after Medicare crackdown

- 01/18/2015

NJ.com NUTLEY, N.J. — Ambulance companies in New Jersey, which were targeted last year by the federal government for overbilling Medicare for non-emergency transports, have been reeling ...


2 hospitalized after carbon monoxide exposure

- 01/06/2015

The Baltimore Sun EDGEWOOD, Md. — Two people inside an Edgewood apartment were hospitalized Sunday night after elevated carbon monoxide levels were found, according to the Joppa-Magnolia ...


16 Fla. firefighters needed to move 750-pound patient

- 12/29/2014

By Emily Miller The Sun Sentinel DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. — Sixteen people were needed Friday night to maneuver a nearly 750-pound patient out of his Deerfield Beach home and into a bariatric ...


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