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Latest Paramedics in the United States Stories

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...

2008-06-17 06:00:40

By Heather Smith, The Reidsville Review, N.C. Jun. 17--WENTWORTH -- Most Americans take for granted that a call to 911 will bring rescue workers to their aid in minutes, but fewer people are signing up for the job. "It's a low-paying field with not a lot of chances to move up," said Gregory Joyner, executive director of the N.C. Association of Rescue and Emergency Management Services Inc. "What they're paid is not comparable to the level of medical service they provide." Paramedics'...

2006-08-02 16:21:44

By Gene Emery BOSTON (Reuters) - About two-thirds of cardiac arrest patients taken to hospitals by emergency medical technicians die anyway, and probably most could be declared dead at the scene, according to research published on Wednesday. The report in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that certain emergency medical services -- not those staffed by paramedics -- could ease the distress of loved ones and dramatically reduce the number of hopeless but expensive hospital...

2005-07-18 19:12:04

PITTSBURGH, July 18 "“ Across the United States, many patients require insertion of emergency breathing tubes before arriving to a hospital, but emergency medicine researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have found that many paramedics "“ the highest level of prehospital providers "“ do not get enough clinical experience in this life-saving skill. These findings are reported in the August issue of the journal Critical Care Medicine. The journal's...


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