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2013-12-05 23:20:28

Ten members of the National EMS Academy were recognized by the Board of Directors of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for achieving 20 consecutive years as nationally registered EMTs. Lafayette, La. (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 Ten members of the National EMS Academy were recognized by the Board of Directors of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for achieving 20 consecutive years as nationally registered EMTs. This honor, which is...

2013-08-14 23:02:03

In a new report, the UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement (IPHI) recommends that the state launch pilot programs to test a new model of community-based health care that would expand the role of paramedics under certain circumstances. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (PRWEB) August 14, 2013 In a new report, the UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement (IPHI) recommends that the state launch pilot programs to test a new model of community-based health care that would expand...

2013-06-11 23:03:30

Five members of the National EMS Academy were recognized by the Board of Directors of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for achieving 30 consecutive years as nationally registered EMTs. This honor held by few EMTs was awarded to Andy Bruch, Al Landry, Chris Mixon, Liz Mrak and Gene Salassi. Lafayette, LA (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 Five members of the National EMS Academy were recognized by the Board of Directors of the National Registry of Emergency Medical...

2009-06-30 16:09:00

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report: Study highlights: Cardiac arrest patients may not be getting the best care by EMS personnel due to a number of external factors. EMS should have adequate time in the field to give high-quality CPR and other resuscitation efforts before transporting cardiac arrest patients. EMS should follow national guidelines for transporting cardiac arrest patients and determining when to end unsuccessful resuscitation efforts. DALLAS, June 30...

2009-06-30 15:44:45

Local laws, insurance reimbursement and public misperceptions impede emergency medical services (EMS) workers from using best resuscitation practices, according to a study reported in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.Less than half of local EMS systems follow national guidelines on transporting cardiac arrest patients and terminating unsuccessful out-of-hospital resuscitation efforts, said researchers who conducted three small focus groups at the 2008 National Association of...

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...

2008-09-12 12:00:35

Today, EMS Chiefs from coast to coast called on Canada's federal leaders to demonstrate real leadership and recognize the importance of emergency medical care in the everyday lives of average Canadians. "Paramedics are at the centre of public safety and emergency medical care in Canada," says Bruce Farr, president of the EMS Chiefs of Canada. "It's time for federal leaders to recognize the importance paramedics play in the everyday lives of average Canadians." As Canadians prepare for to go...

2008-07-06 18:00:33

By Jennifer Upshaw, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Jul. 6--Temperatures were hovering near the century mark last month and San Rafael resident Barbara Perinoni just wasn't feeling well. Her daughter called 911. A cadre of firefighters lifted the dizzy and nauseated woman into a waiting ambulance. Seated by her side on the way to the hospital, San Rafael firefighter-paramedic Mark Sedlack was monitoring her progress when she threw up all over him. "That's not your...

2008-07-03 15:00:41

By David Pittman, Amarillo Globe-News, Texas Jul. 2--When paramedic Kelly Daniel recently offered a class for anyone interested in joining emergency response as a medical technician, he got 12 applications. Only one has stuck around long enough to take the certification exam. "From a small town point of view, no one is interested in doing a paramedic or EMT job because the pay scale is so low," said Daniel, director of Emergency Medical Service for Friona. From big cities to...

2008-06-26 12:03:20

By Debbie Blossom, The Oklahoman Jun. 26--Concerns that Oklahoma could face the same shortage of skilled emergency medical services personnel seen in other parts of the country have prompted the state's largest emergency medical services employer to boost its pay and benefits. Earlier this month, Texas-based Paramedics Plus Inc. increased salaries, provided retention bonuses and implemented a revamped paramedic training program to help recruit and retain paramedics, emergency medical...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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