Latest Ambulance Stories

2011-10-13 09:54:16

Doctors may be sending too many patients by helicopter, an expensive choice that may not impact patient outcome When a patient needs to travel between hospitals and time is of the essence, helicopter transport is generally assumed to be faster and more desirable than taking a ground ambulance, but a paper published today in the online journal PLoS ONE refutes this common assumption, revealing that the actual times to treatment for patients transported by helicopter may not justify the...

2011-09-22 10:00:00

Birmingham-based AirMed is the only North American company in the running for the coveted travel insurance industry award Birmingham, Alabama (PRWEB) September 22, 2011 AirMed International (http://www.airmed.com) has been nominated for the third time as Air Ambulance Provider of the Year in the prestigious industry awards presented annually by the International Travel Insurance Journal (ITIJ). Alabama-based AirMed is the only North American finalist for this award, competing against...

2011-08-16 12:41:50

Implementing a command-directed casualty response system appears to be associated with reducing battlefield casualties, including killed-in-action deaths, casualties who died of wounds, and preventable combat deaths, according to a report in the August issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Historically, approximately 90 percent of combat-related deaths occur prior to a casualty reaching a medical treatment facility (MTF)," the authors write as background...

2011-08-09 00:00:28

Leading U.S. air ambulance AirMed International recently completed a complicated 26-hour transport from central Asia to the United States to save a young man suffering from a widely undiagnosed and potentially fatal condition. Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (PRWEB) August 08, 2011 Leading U.S. air ambulance company AirMed International excels in international life-saving flights and recently completed a 26 hour transport from central Asia to the United States to save a young man suffering from a...

2011-08-01 16:23:36

More than 6000 attendees of the Love Parade 2010 in Duisburg required medical care. The mass panic in a narrow stretch of tunnel led to 21 dead and more than 400 injured, some seriously. The emergency physician Ole Ackermann of the Duisburg Medical Center and his coauthors present an assessment of the medical care provided. Rather than focusing on the treatment administered to those who later died, the authors give an overview of the number, severity and urgency of treatment as a whole. They...

2011-07-30 00:01:04

Air Critical Care LLC, a worldwide Air Ambulance Services has become a provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida. Punta Gorda, FL (PRWEB) July 29, 2011 Air Critical Care LLC is a Florida-based air ambulance company offering global patient transportation and medical evacuation services and now will be a provider for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. "Our new relationship with Blue Cross allows us to offer the best...

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