EMS Today Quick Take: Federal initiatives support every EMS system

Posted on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:12:46 UTC
Presenters from the NHTSA office of EMS discuss military medic to civilian EMS, development of evidence-based EMS guidelines, and ground ambulance crash data

EMS Today Quick Take: An introduction to the EMS Compass Initiative

Posted on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:48:45 UTC
The national project will create a meaningful process to measure EMS systems and improve performance across systems

EMS Today Quick Take: Surfing the capnography waveform

Posted on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:58:07 UTC
Jon Puryear presented an engaging and hands-on session that stressed understanding normal waveforms to recognize what’s abnormal

NH man survives 3 hours buried in snow

Posted on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:03:11 UTC
Two feet of snow fell on him as he was clearing a roof with a rake; his wife had just left and called 911 when she returned

NY fire chief airlifted after crashing into car

Posted on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:47:35 UTC
The chief's condition is unknown; it is unclear if the fire vehicle was responding to an emergency

1 seriously hurt in NYC building collapse

Posted on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:38:20 UTC
A Manhattan building that was being demolished partially collapsed, and at least one person was taken to a local hospital in serious condition

Retired medic worried about toxic firefighting foam

Posted on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:25:16 UTC
He is concerned about his exposure during training and that the material made its way into the base's drinking-water supply

'Stop whining' dispatcher gone from Md. dept.

Posted on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:09:04 UTC
Details about the operator's departure, his name or rank were not released

At least 17 injured in 70-vehicle Maine pileup

Posted on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:56:04 UTC
Emergency personnel climbed on top of cars to reach motorists stuck in the middle of the jumble of vehicles

Colo. responders use drone in underground rescue training

Posted on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:40:46 UTC
They used a newly acquired drone to record the simulated rescue of victim with a broken pelvis trapped 20 feet down a water well

11-year-old honored for saving dad

Posted on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:26:48 UTC
He immediately started performing CPR, dialed 999, and stayed calm and collected when his father collapsed

eCloudPCR debuts cross-platform PCR software

Posted on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 23:57:19 UTC
The electronic patient care reporting product moved out of closed beta and is now available to the public

Onspot announces automatic tire chain kit for ambulances

Posted on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 23:29:29 UTC
The kit is designed for the Sprinter chassis with VB air suspension

SuctionShield aims to limit contamination

Posted on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 23:13:44 UTC
The oral suction tip holster is designed to provide infection control for patients and providers

Driver who hit ambulance in fatal Mich. crash just got license back

Posted on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:40:09 UTC
Her suspended license from 2009 was reinstated a day before the collision that killed three people

7-year-old lawsuit against S.C. EMS drags on

Posted on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:06:53 UTC
A woman was permanently disabled in a collision with an ambulance, and at issue is whether EMTs providing fire protection should be protected from liability

Calif. officials prepare for ambulance shortage

Posted on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:57:05 UTC
They are looking into a regional solution that could involve creating a tax-assessment district or increasing revenue in response to a provider's plans to reduce services

Leaders failed troubled Philly medic in sex scandal, sources say

Posted on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:54:29 UTC
Her mental instability was well-known, and fire officials are accused of bouncing her around to various firehouses instead of getting her help

Wash. EMS providers interrupt man burglarizing car

Posted on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:28:59 UTC
They pulled the ambulance up behind two cars on a highway shoulder, believing a collision had occurred, and saw a man stealing from a broken-down vehicle

Medics respond to 5 heroin overdoses in 4 hours

Posted on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:18:03 UTC
Police investigate possibility that Fentanyl was mixed with heroin to increase potency