What is EMS: A Definition

Feb 25 , 2020

By: EMS1 Learn the role emergency responders play in treating and transporting patients who call 911 for help. EMS is the acronym for emergency medical services. This term refers to the medical professionals who respond to 911 calls and treat and … Continue reading …

Bill Would Require Defibrillator on Every NJ Transit Train

Feb 7 , 2020

BY:JEMES All New Jersey Transit trains will be required to have resuscitation tools on board under a new law being proposed after a passenger suffered a deadly heart attack last week. The man suffered the medical emergency on the rush … Continue reading …

Houston hospital system launches air ambulance service

Jan 27 , 2020

By: Todd Ackerman / EMS1 HCA Houston Healthcare unveiled its first medical helicopter on Friday and plans to add a second helicopter later this year. HOUSTON — HCA Houston Healthcare has launched a medical emergency helicopter service, the area’s first … Continue reading …

Wuhan coronavirus cases in Arizona, California push US tally to 5

Jan 27 , 2020

By: Associated Press / EMS1 All of the United States cases of the new virus are in patients who had traveled to Wuhan, China, where the outbreak first began. LOS ANGELES — The U.S. has five confirmed cases of the … Continue reading …

More Community Paramedicine Articles

Community Paramedicine Articles

Calif. city tests new response strategy for ‘chronic’ 911 callers

Feb 24 , 2020

BY: Matthew Pera / EMS1 A new team consisting of a nurse practitioner and a social services worker responds to certain 911 calls for medical issues. SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — The San Rafael Fire Department is testing a new strategy … Continue reading …

Grant Helps Springbrook EMS Paramedic Response in Jackson County, Iowa

Feb 6 , 2020

By:  JEMES A $20,000 grant from the Community Foundation will enhance paramedic access in rural areas of Iowa.(Photo/Joe Deppe) JACKSON COUNTY, Iowa — In rural Jackson County, Iowa, 85% of emergency medical services are run by volunteers. Early paramedic intervention … Continue reading …

Mobile Stroke Units Might be the Answer to Quicker Treatment

Jan 27 , 2020

By: American Heart Association News / JEMS Mobile stroke units – vehicles equipped to provide stroke treatment before reaching a hospital – can give lifesaving care to stroke patients about 30 minutes faster than standard hospital treatment, according to a … Continue reading …

Frequent 911 callers scrutinized amid Chicago ambulance shortage

Jan 16 , 2020

By: Laura French / EMS1 The Chicago Fire Department said frequent 911 callers contribute to long response times as the mayor pledged to add more ambulances. CHICAGO — Frequent 911 callers are being scrutinized after Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot pledged … Continue reading …

NC county approves community paramedicine program after jump in 911 calls

Jan 16 , 2020

BY: Guy Lucas / News-Topic, Lenoir, N.C. – EMS1 The county’s 911 calls rose by more than 2,500 in 2019 and officials hope to follow the example of another county that successfully reduced calls CALDWELL COUNTY, N.C. — Caldwell County … Continue reading …

Ohio Home Health Service, Fire Departments Provide MIH Program

Jan 6 , 2020

By: EMSWORLD – Allison Ward / Tribune News Service The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio When Vickie Dingess couldn’t get her oldest sister Sharon Milligan to answer her door, she went into “panic mode” and called 911. Turns out Milligan, of Grove … Continue reading …