Ambulance Science

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Delayed ambulance response led to choking victim's death, alleges lawsuit against hospital

An ambulance became lost while responding to a choking victim's Graniteville home two years ago, ultimately leading to her death, a lawsuit alleges.

Lawsuits

McCabe Ambulance founder, a 9/11 responder, home after double lung transplant

After undergoing surgery for a double lung transplant, the founder of McCabe Ambulance returned home Friday to the delight of his family, friends and …

University of Pennsylvania

Cities, county, company clash over new ambulance plan

Although discussions have just started, cities within Multnomah County are already objecting to its proposal, and so are ambulance company …

Health Care

First Responders: Paramedic Garrett Lide

<b>MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -</b> In our First Responders series we meet Garrett Lide who works for Metro Ambulance in Meridian.<p>Garrett Lide has been a …

Emergency Medicine

Queen presents West Midlands Ambulance paramedic with MBE

An emergency biker paramedic has been recognised for his work with West Midlands Ambulance Service with an MBE presented by Her Majesty The …

West Midlands

The new air ambulance for Northern Ireland has arrived in Belfast.

The new air ambulance for Northern Ireland has arrived in Belfast.<p>It will also be heading to Enniskillen and the north coast over the next few days.<p>However, the service is unlikely to be up and running until early next year.

Europe

Do not cash or deposit 1127 checks

MEMBER UPDATE<p><b>Do not cash or deposit 1127 checks</b><p><b>We have been advised that the 1127 checks sent out by The City were created by a computer</b> …

Banking

Seminole looks at costly 'non transport' ambulance fees

In Seminole County, if you call for an ambulance and are treated at the scene — with no trip to the hospital — you'll likely get stuck with a medical …

Health Care

Driving Around Stockholm in Sweden's Only Mental Health Ambulance - VICE

In 2015, 1,554 suicides and over 15,000 suicide attempts were reported in Sweden. What's even sadder is that these have pretty much been the same numbers reported every year of the last decade. In an attempt to squelch them, in March 2015, Stockholm's care services introduced PAM – the country's …

Mental Health

Lawmaker tries to keep key medication aboard ambulances

<b>by:</b> Updated: Nov 11, 2016 - 10:28 PM<p><b>CHARLOTTE, N.C.</b> - Life-saving drugs could be pulled from ambulances because of the way the Drug Enforcement …

Charlotte

Air Methods Corp. hit with sixth lawsuit claiming price gouging

An Air Methods helicopter in California in February. <i>(Photo by Alan Wilson, Creative Commons)</i><p>Centennial-based Air Methods Corp., the nation’s largest …

Lawsuits

Low priority 911 calls redirected to new line

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) - Some help is coming to Nevada's 911 operators.<p>Low priority 911 calls will be redirected to a new non-emergency call line where a …

Nursing

Seminole ripoff: Taxes pay for fire trucks but not ambulances: Letters

Taxpayer ripoffLast September I called 911 to request Seminole County emergency medical services. I had a hernia that required my immediate …

Orlando

Ambulance waiting times double in North West

Since 2011/12, the waiting times for many ambulance services in the North West have increased, with some categories of call now taking twice as …

Government

Deferred Sentence For Paramedic Assault Case

SHEBOYGAN, WI (WHBL) - The Michigan man convicted of punching a paramedic at the American Club this spring will avoid jail time.Judge Angela …

Crime

Paramedic weeps after acquittal

A paramedic wept in court yesterday as he was cleared of the sexual assault of a Civil Defence volunteer in the back of an ambulance.<p>A jury at Ennis …

Denial of EI claims leaves paramedic students scrambling

We don’t have a definitive answer…we don’t know what department decided to interpret this (EI coverage) differently Matt Shaw, paramedic from Nova …

Prince Edward Island

RT @NYCEMSwatch: Air Methods made $1.09... - Emergency Management Academy

RT @NYCEMSwatch: Air Methods made $1.09 billion in 2015. How? Billing people $47,000 for a 30-mi Medevac flight. https://t.co/aiUvcTSwID

DHS: Teenager’s malware disrupted 911 call centers in 12 states

Emergency 911 call centers located in at least 12 different U.S. states, including Arizona, Washington and California, were recently the target of a …

Cybersecurity

Hero paramedic breaks burglar bars with his hands to save family from flood

Kaveel Singh, News24<p>Video<p>Seven people are believed to be missing after their vehicles washed away, the Johannesburg Metro Police Department said on …

News (South Africa)

Shahbaz approves motorbike ambulance service

<i>Says will ensure latest medical facilities to people by implementing reforms</i><p><i>LAHORE</i><p>Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has approved Motorbike Ambulance …

Health Care

Perth paramedic Wesley Ackerman 'just happy to be alive'

The paramedic critically injured in a head-on collision involving an ambulance south of Perth last month says he's "just happy to be alive".<p>Wesley …

Australian News

Rescue paramedic preparing for busiest time of the year

Russell Clarke gained his experience from a 20 years career in the Air Force as a flight medic.<p>Summer is coming and for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter …

New Zealand News

Augusta Commission OKs 2017 budget with $700,000 EMS cut

The Augusta Commission approved a 2017 budget Tuesday that cuts $700,000 from ambulance provider Gold Cross but does not include a proposed increase …

21st Century

Toronto paramedic who claimed he saved driver from burning car recants story

A Greater Toronto Area paramedic who was credited with saving the life of a driver whose car caught on fire in the north end of the city early …

Canada

Study: Anderson County's EMS system is troubled

A study made public Thursday describes major flaws in the delivery of emergency medical services in Anderson County, beginning at the 911 dispatch …

Former Maze prison site new home for Northern Ireland's first air ambulance base

The former Maze Prison site - which has been at the centre of a political deadlock - will be the new home to Northern Ireland's first air ambulance …

News (Ireland)