Minn. community paramedicine program lowers blood pressure, diabetes levels in patients

Posted on Thu, 23 May 2019 06:49:46 +0000
Certified community paramedics are improving patient health care and reducing costs through community home visits

Foundation searching for permanent National EMS Memorial site

Posted on Thu, 23 May 2019 03:39:01 +0000
A study conducted by the National EMS Memorial Foundation will help determine the best location for the National EMS Memorial in Washington D.C.

Fire captain, paramedic among 14 first responders awarded Medal of Valor

Posted on Thu, 23 May 2019 02:52:30 +0000
President Trump honored more than a dozen first responders at a White House ceremony for their bravery while protecting their communities

3 killed, dozens injured in Mo. tornado, triggering search and rescue response

Posted on Thu, 23 May 2019 02:16:56 +0000
The weather service said it had received 22 reports of tornadoes by late Wednesday

Spotlight: Life-Assist, emergency medical supplies for the first responder

Posted on Wed, 22 May 2019 10:45:00 +0000
Company Name: Life-Assist Inc. Headquarters: Rancho Cordova, CA Signature Products: Emergency Supplies Website: https://www.life-assist.com/ 1. Where did your company name originate from? The founder of Life-Assist, Stan Davis Sr., met with Dick Fife, who had started a company called Med-Assist in Salt Lake City, Utah. Stan wanted a name that was similar to Med-Assist, as he liked the concept the...

9/11 first responders from LI honored in Albany ceremony

Posted on Wed, 22 May 2019 09:14:33 +0000
Dr. Michael Guttenberg and William Ryan passed away from 9/11-related illnesses

Ga. city officials clash with each other and ambulance service over contract talks

Posted on Wed, 22 May 2019 05:46:49 +0000
The city and Gold Cross have fought over the zone designation and taken each other to court over it

Texas hospital officials explain EMS diversion due to population boom

Posted on Wed, 22 May 2019 05:43:38 +0000
“The reason for the diversion was that we were understaffed to safely manage the number of patients in the hospital"

NOLA EMS names liaison to LGBTQ communities

Posted on Wed, 22 May 2019 05:34:01 +0000
In his liaison role, emergency medical technician Tracy “TJ” Boyd Jr.’s duties will include training first responders on health care conditions that frequently affect LGBTQ people

Ohio paramedic honored for burning home rescue

Posted on Wed, 22 May 2019 04:51:40 +0000
Canton Firefighter/Medic Benjamin Lasure was awarded Paramedic of the Year for action he took when called May 6 to a burning house

NC joint 911 center proposal deadline approaching

Posted on Wed, 22 May 2019 04:05:31 +0000
The grant application process is further complicated by the need to specify how the money will be used.

17 people reunited with their FDNY EMS lifesavers

Posted on Wed, 22 May 2019 03:08:49 +0000
Seventeen people who came within inches of losing their lives were reunited Tuesday with the FDNY paramedics and EMTs who saved them.

12 first responders resign from Ohio fire, EMS agency

Posted on Wed, 22 May 2019 02:37:23 +0000
The tipping point that led to the resignations was the way fire leadership handled the hiring and firing of former firefighter Steve Schaefer and investigation into the department that followed.

Could it be sepsis? 3 ways EMS providers can improve their response to the No. 1 cause of death in U.S. hospitals

Posted on Wed, 22 May 2019 01:20:56 +0000
When it comes to treating sepsis, knowledge is power

Detroit fire union blasts 'ignorant' EMS dispatch memo

Posted on Wed, 22 May 2019 07:00:00 +0000
"Do not automatic dispatch EMS to a fire scene," the memo reads, listing reasons to send a unit

How one EMS agency launched a Peer Support Program

Posted on Tue, 21 May 2019 09:33:47 +0000
Resiliency training and a CISM program laid a foundation for the Richmond Ambulance Authority to support its providers’ mental health

NY emergency squad at risk of shutting down

Posted on Tue, 21 May 2019 04:30:17 +0000
The squad is now at a critical point and has had to withdraw money from its savings account to keep operating

Ambulance takes patient to Fla. high school graduation

Posted on Tue, 21 May 2019 04:06:56 +0000
An ambulance transported Evan Rasmussen from the pediatric intensive-care unit at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children to his high school graduation

Okla. EMS honors veterans with new ambulance

Posted on Tue, 21 May 2019 04:00:29 +0000
The ambulance, with the words “So Others May Live” emblazoned on its side, is the newest addition to Muskogee County Emergency Medical Service’s fleet

Mass. hospital considering converting ED to urgent care clinic

Posted on Tue, 21 May 2019 03:51:56 +0000
In 2009, due to decreasing volume, the department was converted to a satellite facility, limiting the number of beds