Elderly woman evacuated in ambulance billed for ride

Posted on Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:23:37 GMT
Mildred Cole was one of nearly 200,000 people who were evacuated in a dam emergency and was billed almost $800 for being transported in an ambulance

Report: ER visits have increased for child concussions

Posted on Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:09:33 GMT
The American Academy of Pediatrics found that the number of children between the ages of 8 and 13 visiting ERs for concussions has doubled

EMS director recalls responding to fatal prison riots

Posted on Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:12:50 GMT
Lee County EMS spent more than seven hours at the Lee Correctional Institution, treating various injuries such as stab wounds, cuts and bruises

Houston dispatcher sentenced for hanging up on thousands of callers

Posted on Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:36:23 GMT
Harris County jurors on Wednesday found Crenshanda Williams guilty of interference with emergency telephone calls

Woman arrested for crashing car into dealership, ambulance

Posted on Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:28:43 GMT
Police said Karen McGlasson Harold crashed into the dealership and then “unlawfully and willfully” crashed into the responding ambulance

Parkland new benchmark for EMS active shooter response

Posted on Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:10:57 GMT
Future active shooter responder's use of victim-generated video will be compared against the Parkland response

Obscure funding sources for EMS departments

Posted on Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:52:18 GMT
Community foundations, donor-advised funds, family foundations and private foundations can be an untapped source of grant funding for EMS

LODD: NY firefighter-paramedic dies after responding to calls

Posted on Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:13:15 GMT
The Greenlawn Fire Department said they lost one of the best, most experienced professionals they have after Kent Stillwagon died

AMR protests ambulance negotiations with Colo. city

Posted on Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:16:11 GMT
A committee recommended replacing AMR with Priority Ambulance, but AMR said in protest letters that a committee member had a conflict of interest

Doctor convicted of prescribing opioids without seeing patients

Posted on Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:51:49 GMT
Donovan Dixon was found guilty of 20 counts of unlawfully distributing oxycodone, as well as conspiracy to distribute the opioid

EMT arrested for stealing drugs from ambulance service

Posted on Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:34:12 GMT
Katherine Phillips and her boyfriend allegedly broke into First Call Ambulance Service and stole numerous medications

Fla. county considers waiving ambulance fees for locals

Posted on Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:03:07 GMT
Bay County commissioners are considering a policy that would still bill insurance companies, but not require locals to pay out-of-pocket fees

Investigation launched after dying man waits 18 minutes for ambulance

Posted on Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:29:54 GMT
Steven Tibbetts died of a heart attack after waiting for an ambulance to arrive when he began complaining of chest pains

Medic Mindset Podcast: Pediatric care with Dr. Peter Antevy

Posted on Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:25:21 GMT
Rethinking EMS response to pediatric emergency care, trauma, pain management and arrests

EMS in the warm zone: Tactical medicine inter-agency training

Posted on Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:00:00 GMT
Considerations for planning interdisciplinary training and staging include properly equipping EMS providers and developing a common lexicon

Diabetic emergencies: Patients with no history of diabetes

Posted on Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:56:23 GMT
Erratic glucose levels can indicate a number of more serious conditions that should be considered before releasing a patient

Wis. patient arrested for kicking EMTs

Posted on Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:13:01 GMT
Scott White, who was suspected of being high on drugs, kicked the EMTs who were attempting to treat him, causing one to fall down stairs

Paramedic receives positivity after being criticized for getting food

Posted on Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:09:31 GMT
After Tim Hargraves tweeted about being told “nice you have time to eat” while stopping for food during a 10-hour shift, he received a flood of supportive messages

Man arrested for impersonating firefighter during EMS call

Posted on Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:49:42 GMT
Police said Tony Beverly was found inside a patient's home wearing bunker pants and identified himself as a volunteer firefighter

West fertilizer plant explosion survivors reflect 5 years later

Posted on Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:36:45 GMT
Of the 15 that died, 12 were first responders who rushed to the scene; a Fallen Hero memorial is nearly completed