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Air Ambulance and Life Flight Service Angel Medflight Adds Two to Client Advocates Division

Life flight and air ambulance service Angel Medflight adds attorneys to client advocates legal services division. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) July 20, 2009 -- Angel Medflight, a worldwide life flight and air ambulance service, is pleased to announce the addition of attorne...

Air Ambulance and Life Flight Service Angel Medflight Adds Two to Client Advocates Division

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Angel Medflight, a worldwide life flight and air ambulance service, is pleased to announce the addition of attorneys Michael J. Ward and Richard Siever to its client advocates legal services division. The addition will complement the c...

New Mexico Supreme Court Ruling Enhances Air Ambulance Safety

AUSTIN, Texas, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Air ambulance safety has been greatly enhanced by a recent New Mexico Supreme Court decision affirming an appellate court opinion that holds hospitals responsible for screening the competency of the air ambulance operators they hire, said the lead trial attorn...

Study tests the effect of ending ambulance diversion

When a hospital's emergency department is overcrowded with seriously sick and injured patients, it may "go on diversion," re-routing ambulances to other emergency departments. But the benefits of "diversion" are largely unproven. Often those emergency departments are just as crowded, and the great...

Focus on Rapid Medical Response to Improve the Quality of Healthcare and Drive the Ambulance Services Market in Europe, According to Frost & Sullivan

LONDON, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Pre-hospital emergency care in the form of ambulances is one of the key factors improving the quality of healthcare across Europe. As emergency cases are on the rise due to epidemiological reasons, accidents and terrorist activities, ambulance services are being acco...

St John Ambulance Selects Web-Based SMS Solution From Text Messaging Centre (TMC) for Rapid Response Communication via Two-Way SMS Messaging

LONDON, February 23 /PRNewswire/ -- - First Aid Charity Implements Autonomous Web-Based SMS Solution to Communicate With Staff and Volunteers Quickly and Effectively UK first-aid charity, St John Ambulance, has selected the autonomous web-based SMS solution from Text Messaging Ce...

Guardian Life Flight, Air Ambulance Service Provider, Announces Addition of Sam Kini, M.D. To Its Team

Guardian Life Flight LLC, provider of domestic and international Air Ambulance Services, announced today the addition of Sam Kini, M.D. to it's team. With over 20 years practicing emergency medicine, Dr. Kini is a valuable asset as Guardian Life Flight continues to grow in the air ambulance ind...

AirMed International wins Air Ambulance of the Year for Second Consecutive Year

U.S. air ambulance company wins international industry award for an unprecedented second year (PRWEB) November 23, 2008 -- AirMed International airmed.com took home top international honors for the second consecutive year, winning the prestigious Air Ambulance of the ...

Study confirms increased heart attack deaths in NYC ambulance diversions

Ambulance diversions from nearby, crowded New York emergency rooms to more distant emergency departments are associated with increased deaths among patients suffering from heart attacks, according to a paper presented at a meeting of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Science...

Substantial Second Quarter Surge for Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance Services

Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance Services had a twenty-five percent increase in the number of air ambulance flights they operated in the second quarter of 2008. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) September 16, 2008 -- Angel MedFlight Worldwide www.angelmedflight.com [Air A...

Palladium Health Selects Air Ambulance Company AirMed International as Their Official Medical Evacuation Service

Air ambulance services from AirMed will be offered through Palladium Member Plans. Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) August 17, 2008 -- Award-winning air ambulance company AirMed International has announced it has become the official air medical evacuation program for Maryland-bas...

Air Ambulance Company AirMed International Wins Multiple "Best in Business" Awards from Birmingham Business Journal

CEO Jeffrey Tolbert Announced as "Executive of the Year." Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) August 3, 2008 -- The country's leading air ambulance company, AirMed International, and its CEO Jeffrey Tolbert took home two awards in the 12th Annual "Best in Business&quo...

Transportation Company Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance Services Signs Contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield

Air ambulance transportation company contracted as a preferred services provider. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) July 14, 2008 -- A national contract signed with Blue Cross Blue Shield, effective July 1, 2008, makes Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance Services a preferred ...

Road Rescue Introduces Patient-Centric Concept Ambulance at FDIC

MARION, S.C., April 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Road Rescue will unveil its new patient-centric design concept at the Fire Department Instructors Conference, which opens today. Road Rescue, a subsidiary of Spartan Motors, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPAR ), will showcase a unique concept that starts wit...

Paramedics can provide an effective alternative to standard ambulance service in the community

Paramedics with extended skills can provide a safe and effective alternative to standard ambulance transfer and hospital treatment for older people with a minor injury or illness, finds a study published on bmj.com today. Older people make up to 21% of visits to hospital emergency departments...

Southwest Ambulance Awarded Exclusive, 3-Year Contract Extension in Peoria, Arizona

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rural/Metro Corporation (Nasdaq: RURL ) announced today that its Southwest Ambulance subsidiary has been awarded a three-year contract extension to continue as the exclusive emergency ambulance provider in Peoria, Arizona. The extension per...

Longer ambulance journeys boost death risk for seriously ill patients

The further seriously ill patients have to travel by ambulance to reach emergency care, the more likely they are to die, reveals research in Emergency Medicine Journal. People with respiratory problems seem to be at greatest risk, the study indicates. The findings have implications for the U...

NetMotion Wireless Boosts Mobile Productivity for Bell Ambulance

SEATTLE, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- NetMotion Wireless, a leading provider of mobile productivity and management software, today announced that it has been selected by Bell Ambulance to enable seamless roaming and data connectivity for its mobile emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and...

Dr. Garth Gemar, M.D. Named Medical Director of Southwest Ambulance

EMS Expert Will Lead State-of-the-Art Critical Care Transport System MESA, Ariz., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Ambulance President Jeff Sargent has announced the appointment of Dr. Garth Gemar, one of the Valley's foremost experts in advanced patient care, as Medical Director of Maricop...

Trial Date Set for Victim Hit by Ambulance

Louis Del Barba Severely Crippled in Crash in Oakley, California, Last Year SAN MATEO, Calif., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- April is set for the trial date of Louis Del Barba vs. American Medical Response, Inc., in Superior Court, County of Alameda, for damages when an ambulance driven by the defend...

Choked Roads, a Trouble for Ambulance Drivers

The growing no of vehicles in the metros today have caused troubles to the ambulance drivers who find it very hard //to carry trauma patients in time to the hospitals. ‘Getting patients in time to hospital through the city's traffic-heavy roads is not an easy one’ says one of the ambulance dr...

Incorrect Recording Of Response Time By Six Ambulance Trusts

A government audit conducted by Department of Health to find the response time of ambulance services for emergency calls have found that six trusts// had failed to record correct details for how they responded to the most serious life-threatening emergency calls. The Government has set a tar...

NHS To Reorganize Ambulance Services

Faced with a severe cash crunch, the NHS has decided to go ahead with implementing some reforms in order to trim its services.// The first step being the merger of the three ambulance services in Yorkshire into one single organization. The idea in integrating the services is that it will save...

93 Year Old Widow, Suffering From Dementia Dies After the Ambulance Dropped Her at a Wrong Address

Mrs. Purnell, who was ailing with chronic lymphatic leukemia and dementia, was a regular with a day unit at Barry Hospital in South Wales//, especially run for elderly and mentally decrepit clients. An ambulance team was in charge of picking her up at the close of the day and drop her at the reside...

Mumbai To Get Emergency Ambulance Service

An ambulance service will be established in the Indian city of Mumbai by ten Indian American doctors with the object of providing patients with critical help.// The project is estimated at US$ 3 million, and its nerve center will be the Hinduja Hospital. The annual recurring cost of the project wil...

Emotional callers hamper speedy ambulance dispatch

People's lives are being put at risk because emergency call-takers are not adequately trained to deal with emotional callers, according to a recent study. Callers unable to communicate properly because of their emotional state caused the most difficulties but problems were also caused by people usi...

Nurse Has Miraculous Escape as Window is Blown Off an Air Ambulance

Chris Fogg, a critical care nurse and a resident of Idaho in US had a miraculous escape while traveling by an air ambulance . He was flying with a patient and the pilot last Wednesday from Twin Falls, Idaho, to Seattle when a window was blown off. At that time they were flying at a height of 20...

High Court Warns Medical Staff Against Misuse of Ambulance

The Delhi High Court Wednesday held that the misuse of ambulances of government hospitals by medical staff would be viewed seriously, stressing that their services be availed of only by patients. A division bench of Justice T.S. Thakur and Justice S.N. Agrawal said: "No ambulance of any of ...

High Court Warns Medical Staff Against Misuse of Ambulance

The Delhi High Court Wednesday held that the misuse of ambulances of government hospitals by medical staff would be viewed seriously, stressing// that their services be availed of only by patients. A division bench of Justice T.S. Thakur and Justice S.N. Agrawal said: "No ambulance of any of t...

Researchers Produce First Nationwide Study of Homeless in ERs

...ients are more likely to arrive at the hospital by ambulance and more than twice as likely to be uninsured. One-third of homeless patients arrived by ambulance -- at an estimated cost of almost $67 million, acc...ss population in terms of insurance status, use of ambulance transport, hospital admission rate, acuity level a...

Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota Receive Level III Trauma Designation

...comprehensive statewide trauma system in August of 2005. Through its designation, Children's of Minnesota recognizes the vital role that communities, ambulance services, hospitals and health care professionals play in the care and management of trauma patients. For more information, see the Minnesota S...

CMS Selects TrailBlazer Health Enterprises to Administer Medicare Program in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi

...led nearly 6 million inquiries, and made payments of more than $23 billion to hospitals, physicians, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, ambulance service providers, dialysis centers, and others providing health care to Medicare beneficiaries. TrailBlazer is also the designated national ...

New HemCon/Seal-On Nasal Plugs Control Nosebleeds Quickly, Effectively and Comfortably

...nosebleeds in the field. We look forward to carrying them on all of our ambulances from now on," said Vic Cram, Paramedic Coordinator, Columbine ambulance in Littleton, CO. Unlike other devices, the HemCon dressings are both pain and burn free. The exterior of the plugs are coated and prevent the pl...

Joint Committee on Judiciary Holds July 14 Hearing On Bill to Increase Criminal Penalties for Assaulting Nurses

...make it a crime, punishable by up to two years in prison, to assault a registered nurse while s/he is providing health care. Currently, only EMTs and ambulance drivers are covered under such a law. The bill, An Act Relative to Assault and Battery on Health Care Providers, recognizes and addresses a growing cr...

El Camino Hospital Los Gatos Celebrates Opening With the Community

...cent of hospitals in the country for quality." The hospital's emergency department will begin accepting walk-in patients at noon on July 12, and ambulance traffic will begin on July 19. In addition, the coronary care unit (CCU) will have eight of its 15 beds open on July 12, and the orthopedics and physi...

Barriers Hinder EMS Workers From Using Best Resuscitation Practices

...ursed by Medicare for the level of care they have provided, or the time the ambulance was out of service," said Comilla Sasson, M.D., M.S., Robert Wood Johnson C...t is really important. Paramedics can't provide good CPR in the back of an ambulance while flying down the road at 90 miles an hour, with lights and sirens blaz...

$11.5 Million in New Support to the Greater Grady Campaign

...h its nationally acclaimed Emergency Care Center and Burn Unit, Grady Health System has the only level I trauma center in the region and serves as the ambulance provider for the city of Atlanta. The state's only Poison Center is housed at Grady, as well. The Diabetes Detection & Control Center, Georgi...

California Shock Trauma Air Rescue (CALSTAR) Leads the Way in Pioneering Helicopter Modification Which is Expected to Greatly Enhance Safety and Save Lives

...rs.     All flight crews are made up of a pilot and two registered nurses. "This is considered to be the gold standard for air ambulance Crews," Cook said. Pilots must have as a minimum a commercial pilot's certificate, an instrument rating and 3,000 hours as pilot in command. ...

St. David's Round Rock Medical Center to Seek Level II Trauma Designation

... time it takes Williamson County EMS to get a patient to a trauma facility for lifesaving care, but it will also reduce the turnaround time to get the ambulance back in the county so that we may take care of other customers." St. David's Round Rock Medical Center is moving forward with the process that th...

CEP America Introduces ER Forum Blog

...to lower it's time-to-provider (TTP) and Left-Without-Being-Seen (LWBS), improve patient satisfaction, patient volume, nurse retention, while reducing ambulance diversion. About CEP America Founded in 1975, CEP America is the national partnership practice model of California Emergency Physicians (CE...
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