Quantcast

Latest paramedic Stories

2011-12-12 17:10:00

CEO of international air medical transportation innovator Angel MedFlight remarks on recent National Transportation and Safety Board report, discusses safety disparities among medical aviation operators and explains how medflights differ from commercial air travel. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) December 12, 2011 With two deadly accidents making headlines in the same week, air ambulance safety is under scrutiny. And one international air medical transport company president thinks it should be. The...

2011-11-18 03:46:07

Fatigue and poor sleep quality, which affect many emergency medical services (EMS) workers, are linked to higher reported rates of injuries, medical errors and safety-compromising behaviors, according to a study by University of Pittsburgh researchers that is now available online in Prehospital Emergency Care and appearing in the January-March 2012 print edition. "Emergency medical technicians and paramedics work long hours in a demanding occupation with an unpredictable workload, which...

2011-11-17 10:53:35

Poor perceptions about workplace safety culture among emergency medical services (EMS) workers is associated with negative patient and provider safety outcomes -- the first time such a link has been shown in the pre-hospital setting, according to a study by University of Pittsburgh researchers that now appears online in Prehospital Emergency Care and is scheduled to be published in the January-March print edition. "There are sometimes drastic differences in how workers perceive their...

2011-11-14 10:00:00

The mountainous coastal regions of California, though beautiful, involve rugged terrain that makes the delivery of first aid by the local Disaster Aid Response Team an often difficult endeavor. The recent donation of Pocket BVMs has enabled the response team to address this issue and mobilize more quickly. Houston, TX (PRWEB) November 14, 2011 The coastal mountains of California are beautiful, but are also far removed from standard transportation and emergency care. The members of the Los...

2011-11-04 10:22:09

Achy breaky makey wakey heart? A randomized crossover trial of musical prompts Disco Science is better than no music at all at helping to deliver the required number of chest compressions (CPR) to save a heart attack victim's life before s/he gets to hospital, reveals research published online in Emergency Medicine Journal. But Disco Science, which featured in the soundtrack to Guy Ritchie's film Snatch in 2000, still doesn't improve the depth of compression, leading the authors to...

2011-10-26 19:00:00

According to the National Registry of EMTs, the National Average Pass Rate for Paramedics went from 70% in 2010 to 72% in 2011. In comparison, NEMSAâs Paramedic Pass Rate went from 73% in 2010 to a whopping 88% this year. Lafayette, LA (PRWEB) October 26, 2011 Each year, the National EMS Academy, located in Lafayette, LA, and operating as a division of Acadian Companies, continues to exceed the National Average Pass Rate for EMTs (Basic and Paramedic). This year, through...


Word of the Day
drawcansir
  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
Related