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2011-04-19 08:51:00

WOODLAND, Wash., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LifePort, Inc. announced today that it had been awarded an IDIQ contract by the Defense Logistics Agency permitting orders up to $45.5 million to provide Stanchion Litter Systems (SLS) through the Electronic Catalog (ECAT). ECAT is an online purchasing vehicle that allows any U.S. federal agency to purchase products directly. This contract represents the first time that LifePort products have been available for broad purchase by the U.S....

2010-03-03 14:30:00

FALLS CHURCH, Va., March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "There has been a significant increase of children traveling, for school or volunteer activities, in the last few years despite the economic downturn," says Kate Goggin, author of the new iPhone app, Backpack Kids: The Safety Planning Checklist for Overseas Travel. "While many school systems require school board approval of foreign travel with children, the actual trip planning falls to the individual leader and there are no national...

2010-01-22 13:52:47

Musculoskeletal problems take more out of active duty, and psychiatric illness is on the rise. The most common reasons for medical evacuation of military personnel from war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan in recent years have been fractures, tendonitis and other musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders, not combat injuries, according to results of a Johns Hopkins study published January 22 in The Lancet. "Most people think that in a war, getting shot is the leading cause of medical...

2009-09-25 09:36:00

WALDORF, Md., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Jordan Wells has issued the following statement in conjunction with the upcoming one year anniversary of the medevac tragedy in Maryland on September 27, 2008. "As the one year anniversary of the medevac tragedy approaches, I would like to ask everyone to remember those who lost their lives aboard Trooper 2 on September 27, 2008 - Maryland State Police Pilot Steve Bunker, Maryland State Police Trooper First Class Mickey Lippy, Maryland Emergency...

2008-10-23 15:00:28

Medevac helicopters are used unnecessarily in many occasions throughout the United States and changes are necessary to the emergency system, doctors say. Doctors such as Dr. Marc R. Matthews of Phoenix and Dr. Jeffrey P. Salomone of Atlanta say they have each seen incidents in which the emergency medical transports have been used in situations where an ambulance would have sufficed, The Sun newspaper in Baltimore. "I remember a patient, an 11-year-old boy, who flew in from a motor vehicle...

2008-10-08 18:00:34

By EARL KELLY Staff Writer BALTIMORE - A national panel will review the protocols Maryland uses to determine which patients are taken from accident scenes to trauma centers, state officials said Monday. Also, starting as soon as the state can get the process in place, paramedics must begin consulting a trauma center physician before sending a patient to a trauma center. The new requirements apply in cases where patients don't show signs of serious injury, officials said. "Let's be...

2008-10-07 18:00:34

By EARL KELLY Staff Writer The heads of the state trauma center and emergency medical system were expected this afternoon to call for a review of the criteria for flying patients aboard state police helicopters. The move comes in light of a crash last month that killed the three-member crew and one patient, who was being transported by helicopter for minor injuries. Currently, roughly 50 percent of patients who are flown by helicopter have nonlife-threatening injuries, and an even...

2008-10-02 18:00:30

By EARL KELLY Staff Writer Reports that the patients aboard a state police medevac helicopter that crashed this weekend had only minor injuries have some lawmakers saying the state needs to reconsider the standards for air transport. Four people died in the crash. Ground paramedics use a sliding scale in deciding which patients should be flown by helicopter to a trauma center. At one end of the scale are patients who have highly visible injuries, while at the other, the patient...

2008-10-01 00:14:13

By The Associated Press DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Md. (AP) - The decision had been made safely many times before: Victims in a car crash were critically injured, and a helicopter was dispatched to rush them to the hospital.But before the emergency team ever got the patients to waiting doctors, the pilot struggled in the darkness and fog. Soon, he radioed that conditions were difficult, and said he would land elsewhere. The radio eventually went silent - and the helicopter was discovered in a...

2008-09-29 09:00:57

By Nafeesa Syeed Associated Press DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Md. -- The pilot of a medical helicopter twice radioed for help in foggy weather before crashing Sunday, killing four of the five people on board in the latest of a growing number of air ambulance accidents, authorities said. The medical helicopter was carrying victims of a traffic accident when it went down in a suburban Washington park. It was the deadliest medevac helicopter accident in Maryland since the state police began flying...


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