EMS World

"In publishing our latest issue of best practices, we selected policies and practices that illustrated the high-quality patient care and safety we seek in accreditation," said CAMTS Executive Director Eileen Frazer.
The Northern California ambulance and logistics provider is known for its innovative services and unmatched customer service.
It is believed that the EMT driving the ambulance was speeding before driving off the road and rolling over, causing the patient, Carolyn D. Koch, 66, to die of a head injury.
Multnomah County has opened a competitive process for a new contract to provide emergency 9-1-1 ambulance service across the entire county beginning in 2018.
The new ambulances will reduce Oxford County Paramedic Services' annual greenhouse gas emissions by 10.7 eCO₂ tons.
The MSU vehicle features an onboard CT scanner, lab, and telemedicine unit to provide real-time communications between doctors, patients and their pre-hospital care providers.
Trained in medicine, rescue and small-arms combat, PJs recover personnel from the most unforgiving environments.
Compressed Natural Gas units are being implemented by Bossier City Fire Department in Louisiana to reduce vehicle fuel costs.
Three ambulance services received accreditation while 13 others renewed their accreditations for their safe services in compliance with all regulations.
The Braun Patriot ambulance will be built on Pierce’s Saber® chassis.
EMS professionals are all taught to look for a MedicAlert bracelet or a necklace. This simple step has become much more complex in the information age, and we may not realize for what and where to look.
Patients living in rural areas can wait up to 30 minutes on average for EMS to arrive, whereas suburban or urban residents will wait up to an average of seven minutes.
A patient who was picked up for a mental health evaluation punched and pepper sprayed the EMTs, who managed to remove her from the driver's seat when she jumped in to try driving the ambulance.
The new helicopter will expand Rico Aviation's area coverage for emergency air transportations.
Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation donated a grant to paramedics to purchase a utility terrain vehicle to be better equipped for off-road rescues.