QinFlow's Warrior Blood and IV Fluid Warmer Outperformed Competition in an Independent Study
Plano TX – An independent study carried out by researchers affiliated with Rambam Medical Center (Haifa, Israel), Technion Institute of Technology (Haifa, Israel), Israel Defense Forces (Tel Aviv, Israel), and University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI, USA), concluded that QinFlow Warrior (Quality in Flow, Tel-Aviv, Israel) outperforms the Belmont Buddy Lite (Belmont Instrument Corporation, Billerica, Massachusetts, USA), Carefusion enFlow (CareFusion Corporation, San Diego, California, USA), and Estill Medical Thermal Angel (Estill Medical Technologies, Dallas, Texas, USA). The warming performance of the devices was mea...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 16, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: QinFlow Tags: Product Announcements Source Type: news

Paramedic Chiefs of Canada hold National Leadership Summit 2018 in Edmonton, Alberta Canada
The Paramedic Chiefs of Canada and their colleagues from across the country gathered in Edmonton, Alberta, June 13-15 to set the stage for the future direction of paramedic systems in Canada. The leadership summit, hosted by Alberta Health Services, focused on key areas such as: systematic improvement, leadership capacity, mental health in the first responder community and leadership competencies developing the paramedic of the future. Thursday's opening keynote was presented by football legend Michael “Pinball” Clemons, founder of the Pinball Clemons Foundation, an organization that empowers youth through...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 15, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

EMS Asia Kicks Off EMS Clinical Competition
A group of 10 teams from across Asia will converge at EMS Asia 2018 to participate in a clinical competition that tests each team's ability to handle a variety of patients and conditions often encountered in the prehosptial setting. Teams arrived at this year's EMS Asia conference location in Davao City, Philippines, from across the Asian continent. Last held in Seoul, South Korea in 2016, this is the fifth Asian EMS Conference, an event that seeks to unite the continent's various EMS systems to share research and education in an effort to move forward advancements in prehospital care in a forum allowing for open communica...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 15, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ryan Kelley, NREMT Tags: Training News Source Type: news

Riders Plunge 34 Feet, 6 Injured in Florida Roller Coaster Derail
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two roller coaster riders fell 34 feet (10 meters) when their car derailed and was left dangling from the track, and firefighters used ladders to pull eight others to safety high above the Daytona Beach Boardwalk. In this Thursday, June 14, 2018 photo a Daytona Beach Fire Department ladder is extended over a roller coaster that derailed in Daytona Beach, Fla. (Lola Gomez /The Daytona Beach News-Journal via AP) "The front car which was holding four passengers completely came off the tracks," said Daytona Beach Fire spokeswoman Sasha Staton. Two of the four fell from the Sand Blast...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 15, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Source Type: news

Philips Acquires Remote Diagnostic Technologies and Modularized Monitor Technology
Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced that it has acquired Remote Diagnostic Technologies (RDT), a UK-based leading innovator of advanced solutions for the pre-hospital market providing monitoring, cardiac therapy and data management. RDT’s portfolio of comprehensive connected emergency care solutions will complement Philips’ Therapeutic Care business and strengthen its leadership position in the EUR 1.4 billion resuscitation and emergency care market. Moreover, RDT will strengthen Philips’ ability to innovate, drive ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 14, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Industry News Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

Dawn of a New Era for JEMS: It's About 'Time'
Today, our industry is heavily data and technology driven, with CAD systems and EPCRs almost universally used. Emergency care practices are more dynamic than ever, with critical advances in patient care occurring more frequently than a monthly print publication can possibly allow. Because technology and the Web have advanced to a point that it is both instantaneous and reliable, we feel that we can better serve the EMS community by focusing our efforts on delivering JEMS content via our website www.JEMS.com and other digital platforms to allow for a more timely – and frequent – publication. So we’ve decid...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 13, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

9-1-1 Call Reveals Efforts to Resuscitate Olympic Skiier's Daughter
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman frantically asks an emergency dispatcher to coach her on how to perform CPR during a 911 call as she and others desperately struggle in vain to save the life of Olympic skier Bode Miller's daughter after the toddler fell into a swimming pool. "Yes, hurry. HURRY," the woman shouts at the beginning of the call released Tuesday. Asked by a male dispatcher what the emergency is, she tells him a 19-month-old girl fell into a backyard pool, is not breathing and has no pulse. "We don't know," the woman, who sounds near tears, replies when asked how long the girl was in the wate...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 13, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: John Rogers, Associated Press Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation News Source Type: news

The National Registry of EMTs Appoints Bill Seifarth as New Executive Director
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The National Registry of EMTs (National Registry) and its Board of Directors today announced Bill Seifarth as the organization’s new executive director. An industry veteran, Seifarth brings more than 20 years of experience to the position, including Emergency Medical Services (EMS) leadership at both the State and Federal levels, along with a background of managing several comprehensive certification programs. “Bill truly has a unique combination of experience and talent, making him the ideal individual to serve as the National Registry’s fifth executive director,” said Dr. R...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 12, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Pulsara Expands to Provide A Comprehensive Communication Solution for Entire Regions
BOZEMAN, MT — June 4, 2018 — Recently, Pulsara announced the latest version of the Platform, which includes real-time consultation between specialists, transfer functionality, and streaming video. With these added features, Pulsara is continuing down the path of helping our partners improve patient outcomes and minimize medical errors due to miscommunication. “This iteration of Pulsara is a turning point for the company,” said James Woodson, Board Certified Emergency Physician and CEO of Pulsara. “Simplifying the jobs of clinicians and allowing for increased efficiency and optimized patient ca...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 12, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Operations Industry News Source Type: news

4 Tenn. Paramedics Possibly Poisoned by Carbon Monoxide
MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) — Four paramedics working at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival have been hospitalized for possible carbon monoxide poisoning. Coffee County Sheriff's Office spokesman Lucky Knott tells news outlets it appears the exhaust of a generator used to power the recreational vehicle they were staying in was blocked. One of the paramedics woke up Monday and was able to get help. Three were airlifted to hospitals, while the fourth was taken to an area hospital. Their names and conditions haven't been released. Knott says the paramedics are not employed by Coffee County's emergency medical services. T...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 12, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Puerto Rico Issues New Data on Hurricane Maria Deaths
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Eight days after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, Efrain Perez felt a pain in his chest. Doctors near his small town sent him to Puerto Rico's main hospital for emergency surgery for an aortic aneurysm. But when the ambulance pulled into the parking lot in the capital, San Juan, after a more than two-hour drive, a doctor ran out to stop it. "He said, 'Don't bring him in here, I can't care for him. I don't have power. I don't have water. I don't have an anesthesiologist,'" Perez's daughter, Nerybelle, recalled. The 95-year-old Perez died as the ambulance drove him back to ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 12, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Danica Coto, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Category Source Type: news

Shoals Ambulance Hires Tommy Widmer as General Manager of Alabama
Shoals Ambulance today announced that Tommy Widmer has joined the company as general manager of Alabama overseeing operations in Northwest Alabama and the greater Birmingham area. “Tommy has strong entrepreneurial roots that will match well with our company’s growth model,” said MidSouth Regional President Bobby Peardon. “Shoals Ambulance’s employees, customers and patients will benefit from his experience in growing an ambulance company from scratch by developing strong, trusted relationships and anticipating and exceeding community needs. Under his leadership, I am confident that Shoals Ambu...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 12, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Priority Ambulance Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

WHO Reports 'Strong progress' in Calming Congo Ebola Outbreak
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — "Strong progress" has been made in calming Congo's deadly Ebola outbreak in a city of 1.2 million and in the rural outpost where the epidemic was declared one month ago, the World Health Organization said Friday, but now the focus turns to "some of the most remote territory on Earth." Health officials expressed cautious optimism as the pace of new cases has slowed. Congo's health ministry late Thursday announced a new confirmed Ebola case, bringing the total to 38, including 13 deaths. The new case is in the remote Iboko health zone in Congo's northwest. Health workers also h...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Carley Petesch, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Flu Season Was One of the Deadliest for U.S. Children
NEW YORK (AP) — Flu killed more U.S. children in the past year than during any other regular flu season in recent history. Health officials on Friday said they've received reports of 172 pediatric flu deaths since October. An average season sees about 110. There were more deaths in 2009-2010, when a rare flu pandemic occurred involving a new strain. More than 300 children died that season. The past flu season wasn't a pandemic, but it was an unusually long and intense one. It was driven by a kind of flu that tends to put more people in the hospital and cause more deaths, particularly young children and the elderly. M...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Stobbe, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Superbug Infections Rising Among Injection Drug Users
NEW YORK (AP) — One type of superbug bacteria is increasingly spreading among people who inject drugs, according to a new government report. Users of heroin and other injection drugs were 16 times more likely than other people to develop severe illnesses from MRSA, said the report published Thursday. "Drug use has crept up and now accounts for a substantial proportion of these very serious infections," said Dr. William Schaffner of Vanderbilt University, one of the study's authors. The U.S. is in the midst of its deadliest drug epidemic ever. While overdose deaths have been the main concern, some studies ha...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Stobbe, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

UnitedHealthcare Donates Drug Disposal Kits to Local Health Clinics and Physicians to Help People Safely Dispose of Unused Opioids
DAYTON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UnitedHealthcare is working with Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and local care providers to confront the opioid epidemic by donating 10,000 opioid disposal kits to the Montgomery County Opiate Taskforce and Kettering Medical Center. The disposal kits offer people a convenient way to remove unused opioids from their homes and prevent their misuse or diversion. “All of the drug disposal kits donated today have the capability of destroying hundreds of thousands of prescription pills, which will stop the drugs from ever falling into the wrong hands,” said DeWine. “UnitedHealt...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: United HealthCare Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

At Guatemala Volcano, Weather and Danger Halt Search
SAN MIGUEL LOS LOTES, Guatemala (AP) — Guatemala's national disaster agency on Thursday suspended search and rescue efforts at the zone devastated by the eruption of the Volcano of Fire, saying climatic conditions and still-hot volcanic material makes it dangerous for the rescuers. It said it decided to suspend the search now that 72 hours have passed. That's the length of time officials had said earlier that some victims might have survived. Troublesome rain and more volcanic activity had been hindering search searches, but when teams have been able to work in the hardest hit areas, the death toll has continued to ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 7, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mark Stevenson and Sonia Perez D., Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Demers Ambulances Announces the Launch of New Online Parts Catalog
Montreal– Demers Ambulances, a North American leader in ambulance manufacturing, has launched a new online parts catalog. The new catalog, which is accessible from the Demers Ambulances website, offers multiple benefits to both end users and dealers in reducing downtime and checking product availability. “Our customers need to maintain an optimal number of ambulances that are ready to answer emergency calls as efficiently as possible,” said Benoit Lafortune, executive vice-president at Demers Ambulances. ‘’The new online parts catalog will further assist our customers in meeting these expectat...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 6, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Demers Ambulances Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Industry News Source Type: news

George Rice Joins Redflash Group
Encinitas, Calif.--The RedFlash Group, a national strategic consulting firm specializing in public safety and healthcare, is pleased to announce the addition of George Rice as a Partner. Rice comes to the RedFlash Group most recently from the Industry Council for Emergency Response Technologies (iCERT), where he oversaw a period of growth and heightened influence for the association throughout a seven-year tenure as Executive Director. He previously served as Executive Director of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO). Rice brings his experiences and insights acquired over a 30-year career in jus...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 6, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: The RedFlash Group Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Las Vegas Shooting: Audio from 518 9-1-1 Calls Released
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Screams and pleas for help, descriptions of people falling amid rapid gunfire, and breathless questions about what to do next emerged Wednesday in 911 audio made public by Las Vegas police eight months after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. "Shots fired! Shots fired! Hurry!" a woman screams, crying as a dispatcher asks where she is and the call disconnects. The dispatcher calls back and another woman answers. "Machine guns are being fired into the Route 91 festival," she says. "It's coming from above, I would assume from the Mandalay Bay side over by the Lu...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 6, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ken Ritter and Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press Tags: News Communications & Dispatch Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

Leading State Law Enforcement Agency First to Adopt RexONE Emergency Extraction Stretchers Statewide
GLENDORA, CALIF. (PRWEB) REX EMS, LLC announced today that Virginia State Police, the statewide law enforcement agency in Virginia, has contracted to purchase RexONE emergency stretchers for tactical operations in all seven field divisions. The stretchers will be utilized in a variety of emergency and tactical operations conducted by the State Agency. Following mass casualty and active shooter events such as Las Vegas, Orlando, Boston, Parkland and San Bernardino law enforcement agencies are looking for ways to improve emergency response planning, training and resources. One of the common operational gaps in emergency situ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 5, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: RexOne Tags: Industry News Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

Pulsara Selected as a JEMS Hot Product from EMS Today 2018
Bozeman, MT — Pulsara and JEMS (Journal of Emergency Medical Services) are proud to announce the selection of Pulsara’s version 7.0 as a Hot Product from the JEMS EMS Today Conference & Exposition, which was held February 21–23 in Charlotte, NC. Prior to this release, Pulsara’s communication platform focused on STEMI and Stroke care from EMS to definitive treatment within the hospital.  Version 7.0 allows users to dynamically create a patient channel, build any team based on patient need, and communicate. “Broadening the Platform to include any time sensitive emergency will allow EMS ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 5, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Pulsara Tags: Communications & Dispatch Industry News Source Type: news

FirstNet Chair Sue Swenson Delivers Keynote at the 2018 PSCR Public Safety Broadband Stakeholder Meeting
Remarks by Sue Swenson, FirstNet Chair Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Program Public Safety Broadband Stakeholder Meeting, San Diego, CA, June 5, 2018  —As prepared for delivery— Good morning everyone and welcome to America’s Finest City and the 2018 PSCR Conference. We have spent so many years talking about what seemed to be the elusive nationwide public safety broadband network. It is thrilling this year that FirstNet is finally here and first responders are using its capability with great satisfaction. I am so pleased to see what is happening in the world for first responders. The re...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 5, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: FirstNet Tags: Communications & Dispatch Industry News Source Type: news

Only a few of Guatemala Volcano's Dead Have Been Identified
EL RODEO, Guatemala (AP) — People of the villages skirting Guatemala's Volcano of Fire have begun mourning the few dead who could be identified after an eruption killed dozens by engulfing them in floods of searing ash and mud. Mourners cried over caskets lined up in a row in the main park of San Juan Alotenango on Monday evening before rescuers stopped their work for another night. There was no electricity in the hardest hit areas of Los Lotes and El Rodeo, so most searching continued only until sunset. As dawn broke Tuesday, the volcano continued to rattle, with what the country's volcanology institute said were ei...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 5, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sonia Perez D., Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Guatemala Volcano Death Toll Up to 33, Expected to Rise
EL RODEO, Guatemala (AP) — Rescuers on Monday pulled at least 10 people alive from ash drifts and mud flows that poured down the slopes of Guatemala's erupting Volcano of Fire, but officials said at least 33 people were dead and the toll was expected to rise. The head of the country's disaster agency, Sergio Cabanas, gave the updated death toll, but said rescuers using helicopters had pulled 10 people from areas swept over by a towering cloud of thick ash, mud or lava. Residents of El Rodeo, about 8 miles (12 kilometers) downslope from the crater, said they were caught unaware by fast-moving pyroclastic flows when th...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 4, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sonia Perez D., Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Chris Powell Appointed as Corporate Controller for Pelican Products, Inc.
TORRANCE, CA – Pelican Products, Inc., the global leader in the design and manufacture of high performance protective cases, temperature controlled packaging and advanced portable lighting systems, has appointed Chris Powell as Corporate Controller to manage global financial operations.  “Sound fiscal policy and practices are the cornerstone of any successful business and Chris’ diverse experience will ensure that Pelican continues to offer the high level of service and quality that our customers have come to expect,” said Don Jordan, Chief Financial Officer, Pelican Products.   A...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 4, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Pelican Products Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Medusa Medical Technologies Partners with Beyond Lucid Technologies to Provide Prehospital Data Exchange
HALIFAX, NS and CONCORD, CA (May 29, 2018) — Medusa Medical Technologies today announced that it has partnered with California-based Beyond Lucid Technologies (BLT) to create a “plug-and-play” solution for exchanging EMS-based electronic patient care record (ePCR) data with electronic health records in hospitals, clinics and other care facilities. The collaboration fuses Medusa’s solution, Siren ePCR, with BLT’s MEDIVIEW™ Beacon Health Information Exchange, and will allow EMS and Fire agencies to achieve new levels of data sharing with their local hospital networks. It’s techno...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 4, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Documentation & Patient Care Reporting Industry News Source Type: news

Guardian Flight Alaska and Alaska Regional Team Up To Save More Lives
Anchorage, Alaska- In the past four years, Guardian Flight Alaska and Alaska Regional LifeFlight swiftly transported nearly 10,000 critically ill patients to local hospitals. The largest air medical transport company and longest-tenured air medevac company in Alaska respectively achieved this significant number of patient transports while providing service across a state with the greatest geographical footprint in the nation. Backed by Alaska Regional Hospital, Guardian and LifeFlight partnered in 2014 to bring expert medical direction 24/7 from Dr. Jennifer Dow and Dr. David Cadogan, both specializing in emergency medicin...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Guardian Flight LLC Tags: Operations Industry News Source Type: news

American Cancer Society Advises Colon Screenings Should Begin at 45, Not 50
NEW YORK (AP) — New guidelines released Wednesday recommend U.S. adults start colon cancer screening earlier, at age 45 instead of 50. The American Cancer Society's advice puts it out of sync with guidelines from an influential government advisory group, which kept the age at 50 in an update two years ago. Cancer society officials acknowledge the shift to 45 could cause confusion for doctors and patients but felt strongly that they needed to act now. The advocacy group was influenced by its study, published last year, that found rising rates of colon cancer and deaths in people younger than 50. Experts aren't sure wh...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 31, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Stobbe, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Design to Honor Sept. 11 Rescuers and Recovery Workers Unveiled
NEW YORK (AP) — A pathway flanked by six stones meant to symbolize strength and determination will be added to the Sept. 11 memorial site in lower Manhattan to honor the rescue and recovery workers who toiled for months at ground zero, officials announced Wednesday in unveiling the design concept. The new dedicated area will also serve as a way to honor those who became sick or died from exposure to the toxins in the environment after the twin towers fell. "Hundreds of thousands of people are estimated to have been exposed to toxins at the World Trade Center site, both on the day of 9/11 and during the months of...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 30, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Deepti Hajela, Associated Press Tags: News Administration and Leadership Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

Parent Heart Watch and Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation Join Forces to Urge the Public to Learn CPR and How to Use AEDs to Help Save Lives
Parent Heart Watch and the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation have joined forces to urge the public to learn CPR and how to use automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to help save lives threatened by sudden cardiac arrest. The co-sponsored Call-Push-Shock campaign is being launched to coincide with National CPR and AED Awareness WeekJune 1-7, a national observance designated by Congress in 2007. Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. It affects more than 356,000 people each year—including 7,000 youth under age 18—and unfortun...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 29, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation News Source Type: news

Health Officials 'Cautiously Optimistic' on Ebola Response
GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization said Tuesday it is "cautiously optimistic" about efforts to curb the spread of Ebola in an urban area in Congo, although the lethal virus is still reported in at least two remote areas. There have been 35 confirmed cases, including 12 deaths. The U.N. health agency and partners have vaccinated more than 400 people with an experimental Ebola vaccine, the first time it has been used in an emerging outbreak. WHO emergencies chief Peter Salama told reporters that the response has gone "quite smoothly" and that the agency's first priority had been to stop Ebo...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 29, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

The First Responder Who Was Rescued Returns To Rescuing
Jerusalem - A few months ago, United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Raphael Elihav Nachshoni was involved in a motor vehicle accident on Hashomer Street in Bnei Brak while he was on his way to respond to a medical emergency. Elihav was critically injured and came very close to death. The doctors who received him in the emergency room had given up all chances of his survival. Against all odds, Elihav recuperated, and after a very short stint in rehabilitation returned to duty as a volunteer first responder last Thursday. Due to his injuries and in an effort to ease his work as a first responder, United Hatzalah has given him one of...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 29, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: United Hatzalah Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Crestline to Deliver $4.5 Million in Specialized Ambulances to the Department of National Defence
Saskatoon, SK, Canada – Crestline Coach, a global leader in ambulance and specialty vehicle manufacturing and a Canadian supplier of small to mid-sized buses, secured a contract with the Department of National Defence to manufacture specialized ambulances for Canadian Armed Forces military bases, situated coast to coast. The contract is valued at $4.5 million, excluding options. With its rugged design, the Crestline Summit 170 Type 1 is custom tailored to meet the precise specifications required by the Department of National Defence. Designed with robust off-road capabilities, the ambulances are built on Ford F450 4X...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 29, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Crestline Coach Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Industry News Source Type: news

Positive Identification Feature Available in Elite for EMS
LAKEVILLE, MINN. - ImageTrend, Inc. announced the availability of a feature for Positive Identification of EMS personnel for the handling of controlled substances. This function employs a list of challenge questions that can be randomly generated at time of signature when documenting a controlled substance within a patient care report to verify the identity of the logged in medic. “A completely electronic record is vital to data integrity and interoperability,” commented Dan Vanorny, Vice President of Software Engineering at ImageTrend. “We are pleased to include a secure and 100% electronic method for Po...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 29, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ImageTrend Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news