911 call went unanswered for almost 5 minutes, Milwaukee man says

Posted on Tue, 19 Nov 2019 23:35:40 +0000
The caller said a recording played over the phone as he tried to help a neighbor having a stroke

$4M lawsuit says 92-year-old died after EMS crew dropped her on sidewalk

Posted on Tue, 19 Nov 2019 20:57:50 +0000
The woman's family says she broke seven bones when EMS personnel allowed a stretcher to tip over

Lawsuit settled between 2 Texas county ambulance providers

Posted on Tue, 19 Nov 2019 20:02:14 +0000
Under an agreement, University of Texas Health East Texas EMS remains the Smith County’s main provider, while Christus EMS will operate on a limited basis

Police: Man stole ambulance with EMS provider sleeping in back

Posted on Tue, 19 Nov 2019 17:21:21 +0000
An ambulance was parked at a truck stop while a crewmember was napping in the back, when a man reportedly got behind the wheel

(Webinar) Community Paramedicine 101: What every EMS personnel needs to know

Posted on Tue, 19 Nov 2019 16:42:35 +0000
Learn how communities across the country are leveraging community paramedicine and mobile integrated health for better patient care

EMS social work: A new approach to serving low-acuity patients

Posted on Tue, 19 Nov 2019 16:32:33 +0000
An EMS social worker describes how a new program in Texas is serving patients while decreasing 911 calls

Q&A: How to increase EMS retention with competitive pay and a scientific approach to hiring

Posted on Tue, 19 Nov 2019 16:05:19 +0000
Taney County Ambulance District Chief Darryl Coontz discusses the department’s approach to staffing and how they avoid retention issues

Student who lost parents envisions device to assist CPR breaths

Posted on Tue, 19 Nov 2019 15:31:33 +0000
Utah high school student Kennedy Hall, whose parents both died from heart attacks, has been nominated for a scholarship for her idea to assist CPR

Here’s the solution to lift assists that are breaking your back

Posted on Tue, 19 Nov 2019 14:51:01 +0000
Don’t let a lift assist compromise your safety or even your career

Program will pay people to become EMTs in Ohio city

Posted on Tue, 19 Nov 2019 14:24:30 +0000
American Medical Response's "earn while you learn" academies aim to address an EMT shortage and compensate trainees for lost work time

EMS professionals faced danger in hopes of saving lives at Calif. school shooting

Posted on Mon, 18 Nov 2019 22:00:46 +0000
The International Association of EMTs and Paramedics said the first responders chose to forgo body armor in order to quickly treat and transport wounded students

Learning from early adopters: Pioneers in trauma

Posted on Mon, 18 Nov 2019 21:11:24 +0000
What do Abraham Lincoln, the Revolutionary War, and an orthopedist named Thomas all have in common? They all played a pioneering & influential role in trauma care within the U.S.

Memorials to mark 1-year anniversary of air ambulance crash that killed 3

Posted on Mon, 18 Nov 2019 20:55:33 +0000
The plane crash that killed a paramedic, a nurse and a pilot in North Dakota is still under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board

Training drill: Transporting a patient with Ebola

Posted on Mon, 18 Nov 2019 20:43:58 +0000
The Superior Ambulance team practices transporting patients with highly infectious diseases

5G ambulance could allow doctors to remotely guide paramedics

Posted on Mon, 18 Nov 2019 20:36:48 +0000
A demonstration showed real-time interactions between an EMS provider and a doctor two miles apart using 5G and VR technologies

Words Matter: How to safely communicate about suicide

Posted on Mon, 18 Nov 2019 18:19:46 +0000
Public safety professionals of all ranks and positions can learn to convey messages of hope and resiliency

LifeFlight helicopter carrying patient makes emergency landing

Posted on Mon, 18 Nov 2019 18:05:35 +0000
The helicopter landed safely in a field in Maine after experiencing mechanical problems

‘Disgusting’ note left on UK ambulance responding to emergency

Posted on Mon, 18 Nov 2019 16:34:22 +0000
The handwritten letter complains about the ambulance blocking a driveway

4 dead, 6 wounded in Calif. football party shooting

Posted on Mon, 18 Nov 2019 14:01:16 +0000
The suspects who fired into the crowded backyard are still unknown and at large, police say

Witness details bystanders' frantic CPR efforts after NY crash

Posted on Mon, 18 Nov 2019 03:38:24 +0000
“He would give out dribs and drabs of breath, but I could just feel that he was getting warm and then cold,” Joey Romano, who performed CPR, said