Latest Paramedics in the United States Stories
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.
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.
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.
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 â€“ the highest level of prehospital providers â€“ do not get enough clinical experience in this life-saving skill.
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