Emergency Vehicle Thefts Are Ongoing Concern To Feds
:Jan 22, 2007
Departments should review their policies on vehicle and station security to reduce risks of theft of vehicles, portable equipment, or EMS drugs, while assuring that security systems themselves do not impede response capability.
NYC Forms "Combat" Medic Team
:Dec 11, 2006
New team to work inside collapsed structures, tunnels, and debris.
EMTALA and Helicopters -- Where Does It Say That?
:Sep 14, 2006
I am constantly getting questions from folks about whether an ambulance meeting a helicopter on their helipad triggers EMTALA -- and when I tell them the answer, their response is "where does it say that?"
Institute of Medicine Report on Emergency Medicine
:Jul 1, 2006
Recommendations for saving national EMS and Emergency Department services from impending collapse.
Misidentification Of Dead Girl Shows Need For Better Procedures
:Jun 6, 2006
One family buried their daughter, but she turned out to be alive. A second family kept a vigil over their daughter, who was actually laying in another person's grave. One can only imagine the sheer agony each family went through only to discover the truth weeks later.
Hybrid Vehicles Pose Dangers To Recuers
:May 1, 2006
Hybrid vehicles pose a new set of safety risks to EMS and Fire/Rescue personnel that is growing with the increasing numbers of the vehicles on the road, according to a recent government safety advisory.