Archive for March, 2010

EMS providers, CPR quality 'at risk' during transport

The risk of occupational death is two-and-a-half fold higher for EMS workers, while EMS response is also statistically more dangerous than police or fire

By Jamie Thompson
EMS1 Senior Editor

BALTIMORE — Transport is the most dangerous thing EMS providers do — but the full extent of the hazards involved have always been tough to prove.

The risk of occupational death is two-and-a-half fold higher for EMS workers, while EMS response is also statistically more dangerous than police or fire.

A session at EMS Today in Baltimore was told how a recent study on the forces that are applied to EMS providers during transport not only highlights the risks to responders but to patients as well.

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Attorney: SC firing over Facebook video likely legal

An attorney gave advice to a session at EMS Today in Baltimore regarding the growing issue of responders posting media online

By Jamie Thompson
EMS1 senior editor

BALTIMORE — A department’s firing of a firefighter-medic over a video he posted on Facebook was extreme but likely legally safe, a session at EMS Today was told on Friday.

Jason Brown created the three-minute clip — featuring a responder and a doctor — on an animation program before posting it on the social networking Web site.

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Medic One ambulance service receives recognition

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT-TV) – The Medic One ambulance team in Pocahontas received some special visitors this morning.

The Jonesboro Air Evac Life Team landed at Medic One to recognize them for their excellence in emergency medical services.

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