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The Difference Between Life and Death

Jul 18 , 2017

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Ohio First Responder Agencies Partake in Hazmat Exercise

Jul 21 , 2017

By: EMSWORLD July 20—Firefighters and area health officials spent Thursday morning training to react in case of a major chemical spill or similar emergency. The exercise, which lasted most of the day, was designed to give rescuers and staff at … Continue reading …

Fla. county commissioner suggests limiting number of overdose rescues per person

Jul 21 , 2017

By: Julius Whigham II Palm Beach Post / EMS1 Assistant State Attorney Alan Johnson “suggested that they have a cut off” for patients who overdose multiple times MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. — Could multiple drug overdoses by the same person prompt … Continue reading …

ACEP Reports that Rural Patients Wait Longest for EMS

Jul 20 , 2017

By: EMSWORLD WASHINGTON—The average interval between a call to 9-1-1 and arrival on the scene of emergency medical services (EMS) is 7 minutes in the United States, but patients in rural areas wait as long as 30 minutes for help … Continue reading …

International Association Promotes Motorcycle Use Among U.S. Fire and EMS Agencies

Jul 19 , 2017

By: EMSWORLD The International Fire & EMS Motorcycle Response Unit Association (IMRUA) will host its 5th biannual Congress in Gdansk, Poland Sept. 22–24. The IMRUA is a nonprofit organization founded in 2009 to help facilitate communication and cooperation between various … Continue reading …

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Community Paramedicine Articles

One Year On, a Mobile Integrated Healthcare Program in Ore. Sees Positive Results

Jul 11 , 2017

By: Kristin Hosfeldt, KOB15 / JEMS Medford, Ore. — A local program aimed at reducing emergency room visits while empowering patients, is seeing great success. Mercy Flights launched it’s Mobile Integrated Healthcare program at the start of 2016. Since then, … Continue reading …

Wisconsin Proposal Aims to Keep Chronically Ill Out of Emergency Rooms

Jun 30 , 2017

By: EMSWORLD May 27–MADISON — Last year in Wisconsin, thousands of people visited an emergency room more than seven times each — a stream of bad outcomes for taxpayers, the health care industry and the patients themselves. To respond, lawmakers … Continue reading …

San Francisco Mayor Plans Spending Increase on Homeless Programs

Jun 30 , 2017

By: EMSWORLD / Source: McClatchy June 01–San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, facing pressure from residents tired of stepping around sidewalk tents and piles of dirty needles, said Wednesday that he would spend additional millions to deal with homelessness and make … Continue reading …

New program aims to limit frequent hospital visits

Jun 26 , 2017

By: Jacob Albracht We first told you about Mike Lingenfelter Wednesday as he received a gift to help in his mobility . Leading up to that moment, Mike was a part of a then pilot program with Via Christi to … Continue reading …

Emergency Medical Services Professionals’ Attitudes About Community Paramedic Programs

Jun 26 , 2017

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3 EMS agencies merge, form CHS Mobile Integrated Health Care

Jun 20 , 2017

By: EMS1 As the health care and public safety landscapes continue to evolve, the three agencies saw an opportunity to combine resources ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Chili Volunteer Ambulance Service, Inc., Henrietta Volunteer Ambulance Service, Inc. and the Scottsville Rescue Squad … Continue reading …