ORLANDO, Fla. — Telehealth, also known as telemedicine, is on the rise for treating a wide-variety of patient conditions. Pediatrician James Marcin, MD, MPH, University of California Davis, ...
HOUSTON COUNTY, Tenn. — EMTs from Houston County are now required to call a hospital before transporting patients.
The new county guidelines prohibit EMS providers from deciding where ...
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
WASHINGTON — Medicare paid $30 million for ambulance rides for which no record exists that patients got medical care at their destination, ...
Video captured by patient's mother and shared on Facebook shows the Philly firefighter using his smartphone while transporting the boy; the Fire Commissioner promises discipline
GARDENA, Calif. — A federal jury convicted three employees of a Gardena-based ambulance company of participating in a $2.4 million Medicare fraud scheme, authorities announced ...
By Ben Neal
The tones drop for a 60 year-old female complaining of shortness of breath.
You are met at the door by a frail looking male that simply states, “She’s pretty bad ...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The linkage between quality prehospital care and payment to EMS was presented to EMS leaders and chiefs at the Pinnacle EMS Leadership forum. The session presented ...
By Thom Dunn
Recently, there has been concern about ambulance transport of psychiatric patients. Generally, these kinds of transports fall into two types: The patient is contacted in the field ...
JUAB COUNTY, Utah — An ambulance paramedic injured in a rollover accident while transporting a patient was still in critical condition Tuesday afternoon.
The accident occurred ...
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