EMS World

Florida's Department of Health gave $87,000 to an agency to help provide better patient care with an up-to-date ambulance.

Emergency medical services is a physically demanding profession. We must frequently squat, lift, reach, twist and sometimes contort into unnatural positions. It’s no secret that exercise is beneficial in helping us do these things with less chance of injury. While any routine exercise is beneficial, it is important to evaluate what you are preparing yourself for with an exercise program and tailor your program around those desired outcomes.

State funding losses will threaten the availability of life-saving air ambulances.
Ambulance services will be reimbursed by insurance companies for trips that don't result in transporting patients to hospitals due to sufficient care from EMS providers.
EMTS and paramedics are being hired for Century Ambulance's new station in Panama City.
The Israeli group's new ambulance serves neighborhoods that need faster response times.
The award signifies that Maricopa Ambulance has met the requirements for utilizing data to improve patient outcomes for (STEMI) cardiac patients, stroke, major trauma and out-of-hospital cardiac arrests.
The EMT driving the ambulance fell asleep at the wheel before veering off the road and striking a tree.
A new seven-part video series examines its connection to worker safety.
How to design the ambulance patient compartment so workers can remain seated and restrained.
An overview of testing methods for the ambulance roof and floor.
Two new crash-test methods support safe mounting and storage of equipment and supplies in the patient compartment.
Improvements in cots, cot mount design and patient restraint can improve patient and worker safety.
Upper-torso restraints can increase safety by reducing head travel and body slide during a crash.
The results help shape future design efforts.