Understanding the Ground Emergency Medical Transportation Program

Posted on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:04:24 GMT
What you need to know about the GEMT and how it impacts EMS reimbursement

EMS Today 2018 Quick Take: Taking on EMS myths

Posted on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:41:21 GMT
Modern research is dispelling treatment misconceptions and out-of-date practices that are limiting the standard of care

EMS Today 2018 Quick Take: The role of the community at active shooter incidents

Posted on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:01:48 GMT
An international perspective and a local approach to community education illustrate how community resiliency training can save lives

Dispatcher awarded for helping girl whose mother fell unconscious

Posted on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:49:58 GMT
Jennifer Hoffman was named Telecommunicator of the Year for helping 5-year-old Jaylee relay her address when she called 911

Ariz. bill calls for first responder PTSD workers’ comp

Posted on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:46:45 GMT
HB 2501 would require employers to pay workers’ compensation in proven cases of PTSD and allow responders to receive specialized therapy

Fake nurse who worked in hospital sentenced to 8 months house arrest

Posted on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:40:48 GMT
Samantha Rivera was sentenced to eight months of house arrest and five years of probation for using fake experience and credentials to get a nursing job

Video: Nurses charged with murder for laughing at dying WWII vet

Posted on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:15:11 GMT
The video shows nurses failing to help administer aid to James Dempsey as he pleaded for help and laughing as they struggled to get his oxygen machine to work

Ambulance company under investigation for Medicare fraud

Posted on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:04:46 GMT
The investigation into Hart to Heart Transportation Services was launched after a whistleblower filed a lawsuit alleging they falsified Medicare claims

Hundreds of accidental 911 calls being placed from Apple repair center

Posted on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:18:29 GMT
An investigation was launched after reports claim that refurbishment engineers are overwhelming dispatchers with accidental 911 calls

FDNY EMT to be charged for assault on co-worker in ambulance

Posted on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:25:16 GMT
The EMT is accused of sexually assaulting his colleague while she was passed out in the back of the ambulance

Inside EMS Podcast: How to deal with employees who don't get along

Posted on Thu, 22 Feb 2018 21:12:58 GMT
Our co-hosts take an EMS leader and paramedic standpoint in order to help answer a listener's question

Opioid use reduced in ER with dry needles, laughing gas

Posted on Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:12:45 GMT
The ER at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center has decreased opioid prescriptions by 58 percent through their alternative program

Officials: Driver intentionally crashes car into emergency room

Posted on Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:46:04 GMT
Middletown Mayor Dan Drew said the driver had multiple gas containers in the vehicle, which burst into flames after crashing into Middlesex Hospital

Mass. first responders honored at event for lifesaving acts

Posted on Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:17:01 GMT
The Exchange Club honored paramedics, EMTs, firefighters and police officers for their heroic acts that earned them awards in their departments

New Mass. EMS agency faces federal scrutiny after workplace safety complaints

Posted on Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:59:14 GMT
OSHA said that it opened a case looking into conditions at Brewster Ambulance after receiving a complaint about conditions affecting employee health and safety

Former paramedic works to train community for disasters

Posted on Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:40:48 GMT
Jake Drumm created Drumm Emergency Solutions to provide people with classes and kits so they can be prepared to treat injuries before first responders arrive

Program seeks to give coaches CPR, AED training

Posted on Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:02:00 GMT
The All Heart program has trained nearly 100 coaches in memory of Sean Fisher, who collapsed during football practice due to an undetected heart condition

Minn. dispatcher struck, killed by drunk driver while on way to work

Posted on Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:52:46 GMT
911 dispatcher Jenna Bixby died after retired minister Richard Shaka hit her vehicle while driving the wrong way down the road

EMS Today 2018 Quick Take: EMS and community resiliency

Posted on Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:18:07 GMT
What will you do to improve prehospital medicine and your community?

Paramedic Chief Digital: Defining EMS providers' role in the opioid epidemic

Posted on Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:00:00 GMT
This issue features articles on the opioid epidemic's impact on responders and how EMS is leading the charge in the post-overdose survival phase of the addiction cycle