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James Careless

James Careless is a freelance writer and frequent contributor to EMS World.  

 
The Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES), the U.S. registry that collects data on out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), is expanding its reach across the entire United States thanks…
On December 14, 2018, a cyberattack against Pasquotank-Camden Emergency Medical Services (PCEMS) in Elizabeth City, N.C., affected more than 40,000 patient records. The damage was slight but…
Patients who survive severe strokes have less disability 90 days afterward if EMS crews take them directly to distant comprehensive stroke centers (CSCs) that offer endovascular therapy (EVT), rather…
For the first time in its 73-year existence, the Saskatchewan Air Ambulance (SAA) has responded to an emergency call with an all-female crew. The mission, which occurred on August 2, 2019, was…
In June 2019 William (Bill) Salmeron succeeded Carl Flores as chief of New Orleans EMS (NOEMS). Prior to this Salmeron was the city’s coordinator of special events and planning/interim deputy chief…
Ontario service agencies and municipal governments are still waiting see how Premier Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative (PC) government is going to consolidate the province’s 59 local paramedic…
Hoping to better represent both their own interests and those of the public they serve, a group of U.S. paramedics has launched the American Paramedic Association (APA). Their action includes issuing…
Indiana has the highest infant mortality rate in the American Midwest, with levels higher in rural areas such as Montgomery County, west of Indianapolis. Nationally the state’s infant mortality rate…
We all know stress is a serious problem among first responders. Living with untreated disorders PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) can lead to career burnout, drug and alcohol abuse, divorce, and…
Today’s ambulances are far from perfect. For instance, “the cab area is filled with operational distractions and frequently too crowded for comfort or safety,” says Tracey Loscar, EMS operations…
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