Volunteer first responders would be covered under proposed Pa. workers’ comp bill

Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2018 18:05:15 GMT
Volunteer fire and emergency services personnel are exposed to the same dangers as members of paid companies, and they certainly deserve the same protections under the law

HHS encourages EMS data integration to combat opioid crisis

Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2018 17:09:06 GMT
The CMS reminded state Medicaid directors that existing funding sources can be used to better integrate information systems

Pa. EMS treats more than 100 for heat-related illnesses at concert

Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:42:41 GMT
Washington County EMS called the crisis a “mass casualty incident,” and 27 concert-goers were transported to the hospital

NTSB eyes engine failure in Chicago medical helicopter crash

Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:20:40 GMT
The three crew members on board were injured in the July 7 crash, as the helicopter landed upright along Interstate 57

Former paramedic arrested for stealing fentanyl

Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:20:25 GMT
Jason Howard confessed to police he took the drugs and has been charged with felony drug possession and misdemeanor theft

40 of Dallas' ambulances without functioning A/C

Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:12:31 GMT
The higher than normal air conditioner failure rate is a “real challenge for both patient and first responder”

EMTs help disabled pilot visit former airport

Posted on Mon, 16 Jul 2018 18:44:52 GMT
Two EMTs volunteered to help a former patient visit the airport where he was a pilot before suffering an aneurysm

Lawsuit: Police urged paramedics to sedate Minnesota man

Posted on Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:22:23 GMT
John Powell, 48, said he suffered breathing problems and needed emergency care after police allegedly asked paramedics to inject him with ketamine

Ky. county EMTs forced into 36-hour shifts due to understaffing

Posted on Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:07:05 GMT
EMS Director Mike Phillips noted that there are safety concerns with employees working 24 to 36 consecutive hours

Man shot on highway flags down passing ambulance

Posted on Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:55:36 GMT
A man who said he was shot while driving on a Massachusetts highway flagged down a passing ambulance for treatment

Ariz. first responders named in wrongful death lawsuit

Posted on Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:54:00 GMT
The lawsuit names Pima County, Rural/Metro Fire Department and an individual deputy and paramedic as defendants

3 dead, 22 hospitalized following bus rollover

Posted on Sun, 15 Jul 2018 20:02:35 GMT
An early Sunday morning accident involvied a bus and multiple other cars north of Bernalillo, N.M., on Interstate 25

City paramedic helps foil robbery in Queens

Posted on Sun, 15 Jul 2018 16:26:43 GMT
EMS Lt. Dwayne Coley was driving along Astoria Blvd. just before noon when an elderly woman flagged him down

2 Trenton fire rescuers critical after crash

Posted on Sun, 15 Jul 2018 14:44:34 GMT
Ryan Cumbie, 22, and Troy Breton, 55, were headed to an emergency call, when their truck and a Volkswagen Jetta crashed

Video: Paramedic student creates song parody to memorize ALS drugs

Posted on Sun, 15 Jul 2018 12:30:00 GMT
Jouette Harrison, an avid musician, used his favorite rock and roll songs to remember the required information for ALS drugs

Pa. may soon find out if marijuana could help treat opioid addiction

Posted on Sat, 14 Jul 2018 12:30:00 GMT
About two months ago, Pennsylvania became the first state to approve medical marijuana as a treatment for opioid use disorder

Calif. legislature reviewing 5 healthcare industry bills

Posted on Sat, 14 Jul 2018 12:30:00 GMT
Bills being considered by the California legislature include one that would increase paramedic duties and another that would make sure enough nurses are on the job

NM 911 center to undergo multimillion-dollar upgrade

Posted on Sat, 14 Jul 2018 12:30:00 GMT
Over the next few years, the Regional Emergency Communications Center plans to spend millions of dollars on improvements to its space and technology

How to use tax incentives to boost EMS recruitment

Posted on Fri, 13 Jul 2018 18:58:02 GMT
Tax incentives are one way to incentivize volunteer EMS professionals for agencies struggling with EMS recruitment and retention

5 tips for starting and sustaining a career in EMS

Posted on Fri, 13 Jul 2018 18:46:45 GMT
You may be surprised to treat more psych than critical patients, but protect the ABCs and you’ll be off to a great start in a career in EMS