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New Kan. EMS policy limits use of backboards

- 03/21/2014

By Kelsey Ryan The Wichita Eagle WICHITA, Kan. — The Wichita-Sedgwick County Emergency Medical Services System is no longer keeping patients on long spineboards when transporting them ...


Fight breaks out at Iowa ER; may be tied to earlier attack

- 03/13/2014

By Jeff Reinitz Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier WATERLOO, Iowa — A Wednesday night shooting may be related to an attack that happened hours earlier at a shopping mall, police said. Waterloo ...


Unveiled: Top 10 new EMS products of 2014

- 03/10/2014

Touring the exhibits at February’s EMS Today conference in Washington D.C., I was impressed by the quality of the education sessions, the combination of EMS clinicians, administrators and ...


Vegas Fire takeover of patient transports angers EMTs

- 03/06/2014

They walked out on the meeting after a city councilman compared the firefighters to quasi doctors and AMR employees to nurses


Vegas EMTs fired up over patient transport takeover

- 03/06/2014

Las Vegas Review-Journal LAS VEGAS, Nevada — With more than 100 private ambulance employees glaring at his back Wednesday, Las Vegas Fire Chief Willie McDonald told City Council members ...


Vegas fire department to take over patient transports

- 03/02/2014

By Conor Shine Las Vegas Sun LAS VEGAS, Nev. — If you’re a Las Vegas resident in need of medical care, it will be increasingly likely over the coming months that your trip to ...


Vegas Fire & Rescue to increase patient transports

- 03/01/2014

More calls will be transferred to the city's fire department instead of a private ambulance service


Vacuum spine boards: Transport devices of the future

- 02/27/2014

An unstable spinal column with an undamaged spinal cord probably represents one of the greatest management challenges for emergency medical personnel. In 2010, the National Spinal Cord Injury ...


How powered cots and stair chairs can reduce EMS back injuries

- 02/27/2014

The appeal of powered cots and stair chairs is that they reduce injuries to EMS providers and perhaps to patients. At any given moment, 9.4 percent of all EMTs and paramedics are out of work ...


Driver stricken ill before crashing SUV into pole

- 02/25/2014

By Frank Warner The Morning Call ALLENTOWN, Pa. — A motorist suffered a health problem Monday night before he crashed into a utility pole at Route 100 and Route 222 in Upper Macungie ...


Collision with cop car leads to suspension of Fla. medic

- 02/24/2014

South Lake Press CLERMONT, Fla. — A Lake County paramedic transporting a patient to the hospital has been ticketed for running a red light after his ambulance collided with a patrol ...


Calif. ambulance co. accused of 'improper transport' in patient's death

- 02/21/2014

By Ramona Giwargis Merced Sun-Star MERCED, Calif. — A San Bernardino County woman’s claim that her husband died because of an “improper transport” by Riggs Ambulance ...


Medic fakes call to avoid transporting obese patient

- 02/13/2014

Manchester Evening News ENGLAND — A senior paramedic who told ambulance controllers a patient was ‘too large’ to be removed from his flat has been struck off. Lisa Pennance ...


Moving obese patients just got easier

- 01/13/2014

The latest BEAR connects to a stair chair and is specifically designed to safely transport large patients down multiple stories


Moving bariatric patients just got easier

- 01/13/2014

Obesity is a growing problem, no pun intended. The average weight for men 20 to 74 years old rose dramatically from 166.3 pounds in 1960 to 191 pounds in 2002. The new BEAR Stair Chair helps ...


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