Ambulances: A vehicle equipped for transporting patients in need of emergency care.Emergency Medical Technicians: Paramedical personnel trained to provide basic emergency care and life support under the supervision of physicians and/or nurses. These services may be carried out at the site of the emergency, in the ambulance, or in a health care institution.Air Ambulances: Fixed-wing aircraft or helicopters equipped for air transport of patients.Emergency Medical Service Communication Systems: The use of communication systems, such as telecommunication, to transmit emergency information to appropriate providers of health services.Emergency Medical Services: Services specifically designed, staffed, and equipped for the emergency care of patients.Transportation of Patients: Conveying ill or injured individuals from one place to another.Allied Health Personnel: Health care workers specially trained and licensed to assist and support the work of health professionals. Often used synonymously with paramedical personnel, the term generally refers to all health care workers who perform tasks which must otherwise be performed by a physician or other health professional.Emergency Nursing: The specialty or practice of nursing in the care of patients admitted to the emergency department.Triage: The sorting out and classification of patients or casualties to determine priority of need and proper place of treatment.Emergencies: Situations or conditions requiring immediate intervention to avoid serious adverse results.Mobile Health Units: Movable or portable facilities in which diagnostic and therapeutic services are provided to the community.Emergency Service, Hospital: Hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of immediate medical or surgical care to the emergency patient.Resuscitation: The restoration to life or consciousness of one apparently dead. (Dorland, 27th ed)First Aid: Emergency care or treatment given to a person who suddenly becomes ill or injured before full medical services become available.Ambulance Diversion: The practice of redirecting ambulances and patients seeking urgent care from one emergency department to others for various reasons such as overcrowding and shortage of skilled staff.Heart Arrest: Cessation of heart beat or MYOCARDIAL CONTRACTION. If it is treated within a few minutes, heart arrest can be reversed in most cases to normal cardiac rhythm and effective circulation.Coronary Care Units: The hospital unit in which patients with acute cardiac disorders receive intensive care.EnglandTime and Motion Studies: The observation and analysis of movements in a task with an emphasis on the amount of time required to perform the task.Health Services Misuse: Excessive, under or unnecessary utilization of health services by patients or physicians.Patient Transfer: Interfacility or intrahospital transfer of patients. Intrahospital transfer is usually to obtain a specific kind of care and interfacility transfer is usually for economic reasons as well as for the type of care provided.Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: The artificial substitution of heart and lung action as indicated for HEART ARREST resulting from electric shock, DROWNING, respiratory arrest, or other causes. The two major components of cardiopulmonary resuscitation are artificial ventilation (RESPIRATION, ARTIFICIAL) and closed-chest CARDIAC MASSAGE.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Heat Stroke: A condition caused by the failure of body to dissipate heat in an excessively hot environment or during PHYSICAL EXERTION in a hot environment. Contrast to HEAT EXHAUSTION, the body temperature in heat stroke patient is dangerously high with red, hot skin accompanied by DELUSIONS; CONVULSIONS; or COMA. It can be a life-threatening emergency and is most common in infants and the elderly.Fee Schedules: A listing of established professional service charges, for specified dental and medical procedures.Emergency Medicine: The branch of medicine concerned with the evaluation and initial treatment of urgent and emergent medical problems, such as those caused by accidents, trauma, sudden illness, poisoning, or disasters. Emergency medical care can be provided at the hospital or at sites outside the medical facility.Crowding: An excessive number of individuals, human or animal, in relation to available space.BerlinElectric Countershock: An electrical current applied to the HEART to terminate a disturbance of its rhythm, ARRHYTHMIAS, CARDIAC. (Stedman, 25th ed)Wounds and Injuries: Damage inflicted on the body as the direct or indirect result of an external force, with or without disruption of structural continuity.Aircraft: A weight-carrying structure for navigation of the air that is supported either by its own buoyancy or by the dynamic action of the air against its surfaces. (Webster, 1973)Patient Admission: The process of accepting patients. The concept includes patients accepted for medical and nursing care in a hospital or other health care institution.Encyclopedias as Topic: Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)Contracts: Agreements between two or more parties, especially those that are written and enforceable by law (American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th ed). It is sometimes used to characterize the nature of the professional-patient relationship.LizardsLawyers: Persons whose profession is to give legal advice and assistance to clients and represent them in legal matters. (American Heritage Dictionary, 3d ed)Feeding and Eating Disorders of Childhood: Mental disorders related to feeding and eating usually diagnosed in infancy or early childhood.Herpes Zoster: An acute infectious, usually self-limited, disease believed to represent activation of latent varicella-zoster virus (HERPESVIRUS 3, HUMAN) in those who have been rendered partially immune after a previous attack of CHICKENPOX. It involves the SENSORY GANGLIA and their areas of innervation and is characterized by severe neuralgic pain along the distribution of the affected nerve and crops of clustered vesicles over the area. (From Dorland, 27th ed)Neuralgia, Postherpetic: Pain in nerves, frequently involving facial SKIN, resulting from the activation the latent varicella-zoster virus (HERPESVIRUS 3, HUMAN). The two forms of the condition preceding the pain are HERPES ZOSTER OTICUS; and HERPES ZOSTER OPHTHALMICUS. Following the healing of the rashes and blisters, the pain sometimes persists.Sound: A type of non-ionizing radiation in which energy is transmitted through solid, liquid, or gas as compression waves. Sound (acoustic or sonic) radiation with frequencies above the audible range is classified as ultrasonic. Sound radiation below the audible range is classified as infrasonic.Herpesvirus 3, Human: The type species of VARICELLOVIRUS causing CHICKENPOX (varicella) and HERPES ZOSTER (shingles) in humans.Liberia: A republic in western Africa, south of GUINEA and east of COTE D'IVOIRE. Its capital is Monrovia.Foxes: Any of several carnivores in the family CANIDAE, that possess erect ears and long bushy tails and are smaller than WOLVES. They are classified in several genera and found on all continents except Antarctica.Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola: A highly fatal, acute hemorrhagic fever, clinically very similar to MARBURG VIRUS DISEASE, caused by EBOLAVIRUS, first occurring in the Sudan and adjacent northwestern (what was then) Zaire.Microclimate: The climate of a very small area.Hotlines: A direct communication system, usually telephone, established for instant contact. It is designed to provide special information and assistance through trained personnel and is used for counseling, referrals, and emergencies such as poisonings and threatened suicides.Clothing: Fabric or other material used to cover the body.Stroke: A group of pathological conditions characterized by sudden, non-convulsive loss of neurological function due to BRAIN ISCHEMIA or INTRACRANIAL HEMORRHAGES. Stroke is classified by the type of tissue NECROSIS, such as the anatomic location, vasculature involved, etiology, age of the affected individual, and hemorrhagic vs. non-hemorrhagic nature. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp777-810)Brain Ischemia: Localized reduction of blood flow to brain tissue due to arterial obstruction or systemic hypoperfusion. This frequently occurs in conjunction with brain hypoxia (HYPOXIA, BRAIN). Prolonged ischemia is associated with BRAIN INFARCTION.Neurology: A medical specialty concerned with the study of the structures, functions, and diseases of the nervous system.Ischemic Attack, Transient: Brief reversible episodes of focal, nonconvulsive ischemic dysfunction of the brain having a duration of less than 24 hours, and usually less than one hour, caused by transient thrombotic or embolic blood vessel occlusion or stenosis. Events may be classified by arterial distribution, temporal pattern, or etiology (e.g., embolic vs. thrombotic). (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp814-6)

Insurance type and the transportation to emergency departments of patients with acute cardiac ischemia: the ACI-TIPI Trial Insurance Study. (1/370)

The relationship of insurance type to treatment-seeking behavior (ie, the transportation to emergency departments of patients with symptoms suggestive of acute cardiac ischemia) was evaluated. The focus was on comparing patients belonging to a health maintenance organization (HMO) with patients who had indemnity insurance. Data were collected prospectively on 10,783 patients presenting to emergency departments of 10 adult care hospitals in the Eastern and Midwestern United States between April and December 1993 as part of a clinical trial. A total of 6,604 patients presented within 24 hours of symptom onset. Although these patients as a group had a wide range of demographic and clinical characteristics, persons belonging to an HMO and those with indemnity insurance were very similar. The main outcome measures were whether the patient was transported by ambulance and the duration of time from symptom onset to emergency department arrival. A hospital-matched sample of HMO-insured and indemnity-insured patients allowed multivariable regression: HMO membership was not associated with a different rate of ambulance use (odds ratio = 1.0; 95% confidence interval = 0.73, 1.35) or duration of time from symptom onset to emergency department presentation (6 minutes less, P = 0.8). HMO participation was not related to treatment-seeking behavior, as reflected by ambulance use and duration of time from symptom onset to emergency department arrival. However, studies of more constrained managed care organizations and of broader ranges of patients are needed.  (+info)

Older people's use of ambulance services: a population based analysis. (2/370)

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the use of emergency and non-urgent ambulance transport services by people aged 65 years and over. SETTING: The study was undertaken in Queensland where the Queensland Ambulance Services (QAS) is the sole provider of emergency pre-hospital and non-urgent ambulance services for the entire state. METHODS: The age and sex of 351,000 emergency and non-urgent cases treated and transported by the QAS from July 1995 to June 1996 were analysed. RESULTS: People aged 65 years and over who comprise 12% of the population utilise approximately one third of the emergency and two thirds of the non-urgent ambulance resources provided in Queensland. While the absolute number of occasions of service for females for emergency services is higher than for males, when the data are stratified for age and sex, males have higher rates of emergency ambulance service utilisation than females across every age group, and particularly in older age groups. Gender differences are also found for non-urgent ambulance usage. The absolute number of occasions of service for older females aged 65 and over using non-urgent ambulance transport is high, but utilisation patterns on stratified data reveal similar gender usage patterns across most age groupings, except at the older age groupings where male usage greatly exceeds female usage. CONCLUSIONS: As the aged are disproportionately high users of ambulance services, it will become increasingly important for ambulance services to plan for the projected increase in the aged population. Emergency pre-hospital care is one of the few health services along the continuum of care where male usage patterns are higher than those of females. More information needs to be obtained on the age and presenting characteristics of those people who are multiple users of the ambulance service. Such information will assist service planners.  (+info)

Analysis of the treatment of acute myocardial infarction using ambulance records in Japanese cities. (3/370)

By means of ambulance records, the current state of medical services for the treatment of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was investigated in Chiba City and Ichihara City, Japan. From all patients transported by ambulance personnel in 1992 (n=31,191), 388 patients who were admitted within 2 weeks after the onset were studied. Types of admitting institution, diagnoses, medical treatments and prognoses were investigated. According to medical records, 168 patients fulfilled the criteria of definite AMI and were admitted alive. Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) and recanalization (PTCR) were performed on 54 and 6 patients, respectively. The hospital case-fatality rates were lower in the patients who underwent emergency PTCA or PTCR than in the others. Emergency PTCA or PTCR, and admission to coronary care units (CCU) or institutions equipped with coronary angiography, decreased the fatality risk, even after considering age, sex, and disease severity. These results show the importance of the selection of institutions for AMI patients. Because 40% of definite AMI patients were sent to institutions without CCU, it is essential that enough CCU are available through an improvement in cooperation between the various types of institutions, and in the proper transfer of AMI patients to CCU  (+info)

Resuscitation from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: is survival dependent on who is available at the scene? (4/370)

OBJECTIVE: To determine whether survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is influenced by the on-scene availability of different grades of ambulance personnel and other health professionals. DESIGN: Population based, retrospective, observational study. SETTING: County of Nottinghamshire with a population of one million. SUBJECTS: All 2094 patients who had resuscitation attempted by Nottinghamshire Ambulance Service crew from 1991 to 1994; study of 1547 patients whose arrest were of cardiac aetiology. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Survival to hospital admission and survival to hospital discharge. RESULTS: Overall survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest remains poor: 221 patients (14.3%) survived to reach hospital alive and only 94 (6.1%) survived to be discharged from hospital. Multivariate logistic regression analysis showed that the chances of those resuscitated by technician crew reaching hospital alive were poor but were greater when paramedic crew were either called to assist technicians or dealt with the arrest themselves (odds ratio 6.9 (95% confidence interval 3.92 to 26.61)). Compared to technician crew, survival to hospital discharge was only significantly improved with paramedic crew (3.55 (1.62 to 7.79)) and further improved when paramedics were assisted by either a health professional (9.91 (3.12 to 26.61)) or a medical practitioner (20.88 (6.72 to 64.94)). CONCLUSIONS: Survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest remains poor despite attendance at the scene of the arrest by ambulance crew and other health professionals. Patients resuscitated by a paramedic from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest caused by cardiac disease were more likely to survive to hospital discharge than when resuscitation was provided by an ambulance technician. Resuscitation by a paramedic assisted by a medical practitioner offers a patient the best chances of surviving the event.  (+info)

Influence of ambulance crew's length of experience on the outcome of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. (5/370)

AIMS: To investigate whether an ambulance crew's length of experience affected the outcome of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. METHODS AND RESULTS: This was a population-based, retrospective observational study of attempted resuscitations in 1547 consecutive arrests of cardiac aetiology by Nottinghamshire Emergency Ambulance Service crew. One thousand and seventy-one patients were managed by either a paramedic or a technician crew without assistance from other trained individuals at the scene of arrest. Overall, the chances of a patient surviving to be discharged from hospital alive did not appear to be affected by the paramedic's length of experience (among survivors, 18 months experience vs non-survivors 16 months experience, P = 0.347) but there appears to be a trend in the effect of a technician's length of experience on survival (among survivors, 60 months experience vs non-survivors 28 months experience, P = 0.075). However, when a technician had 4 years of experience or more and a paramedic 1 year's experience, survival rates did improve. Logistic regression analysis, adjusted for factors known to influence outcome, revealed that chances of survival increased once technicians had over 4 years of experience after qualification (odds ratio 2.71, 95% CI 1.17 to 6.32, P = 0.02) and paramedics after just 1 year of experience (odds ratio 2.68, 95% CI 1.05 to 6.82, P = 0.04). CONCLUSIONS: Survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest varies with the type of ambulance crew and length of experience after qualification. Experience in the field seems important as paramedics achieve better survival rates after just 1 year's experience, while technicians need to have more than 4 years' experience to improve survival.  (+info)

Major incidents: training for on site medical personnel. (6/370)

OBJECTIVE: To assess the present levels of training for the medical incident officer (MIO) and the mobile medical team leader (MMTL) throughout the UK. METHOD: Postal questionnaire to consultants in charge of accident and emergency (A&E) departments seeing more than 30,000 patients a year. Information regarding MIO staffing and training and MMTL training and provision requested. RESULTS: A&E provides the majority of both MIOs and MMTLs in the event of a major incident. Virtually all MIOs are consultants or general practitioners. However, 63% of MMTLs are from hospital training grade staff. One third of hospitals required their designated MIO to have undertaken a Major Incident Medical Management and Support course and a quarter had no training requirement at all. Two thirds of MMTLs were expected to have completed an Advanced Trauma Life Support course, but in 21% there was no minimum training requirement. Training exercises are infrequent, and hence the exposure of any one individual to exercises will be minimal. CONCLUSION: There has been some improvement in major incident training and planning since 1992, but much remains to be done to improve the national situation to an acceptable standard.  (+info)

Study of early warning of accident and emergency departments by ambulance services. (7/370)

OBJECTIVE: To determine the warning time given to accident and emergency (A&E) departments by the ambulance service before arrival of a critically ill or injured patient. To determine if this could be increased by ambulance personnel alerting within five minutes of arrival at scene. METHODS: Use of computerised ambulance control room data to find key times in process of attending a critically ill or injured patient. Modelling was undertaken with a scenario of the first responder alerting the A&E department five minutes after arrival on scene. RESULTS: The average alert warning time was 7 min (range 1-15 min). Mean time on scene was 22 min (range 4-59 min). In trauma patients alone, the average alert time was 7 min, range 2-15 min, with an average on scene time of 23 min, range 4-53 min. There was a potential earlier alert time averaging 25 min (SD 18.6, range 2-59 min) if the alert call was made five minutes after arrival on scene. CONCLUSIONS: A&E departments could be alerted much earlier by the ambulance service. This would allow staff to be assembled and preparations to be made. Disadvantages may be an increased "alert rate" and wastage of staff time while waiting the ambulance arrival.  (+info)

Ambulance notes of a Bellevue Hospital intern: May 1938. (8/370)

In 1938, as a New York University/Bellevue Hospital intern, I recorded notes on the 384 cases I saw during my 1-month ambulance duty. Although I intended to use them to follow up the clinical course of patients I admitted to Bellevue, the long hours and pressure of work made this ambitious goal unachievable. Sixty years later, after retirement from academic medicine and medical practice at New York University School of Medicine, I found the long-lost notes among my papers. They are of historic interest since they provide insight into aspects of primary and emergency medicine of the era when the therapeutic efficacy of the sulfanilamide class of agents was under investigation, a unique view of the life of an intern just before interns were replaced on ambulances by technicians, and a glimpse of the surprising character of several neighborhoods of pre-World War II Manhattan. The notes also provide the basis for a current analysis of case incidence and treatment by disease category. A description of the confluence of social, economic, and political forces that led to the establishment of the Bellevue Hospital Ambulance Service, the first such urban service in the world, is included.  (+info)

Data & statistics on Ambulance Services Australia: Distribution of respondents by grouping (SAAS FT = South Australian Ambulance Service fulltime; SAAS VO = South Australian Ambulance Service volunteer; SJSA VO = St. John Ambulance SA volunteer; SJWA = St. John Ambulance WA District volunteer), Ambulance Service, SA Ambulance Service, St John Ambulance Australia (NT), St John Ambulance Australia, Lists the critical infrastructure components supporting a modern call-taking and dispatch system as used by most ambulance services across Australia. The chart compares the existing status of these infrastructure components elsewhere in Australia with the current status of Rural Ambulance Victoria....
South Central Ambulance Service NHS Trust was formed on 1 July 2006, following the merger of the Royal Berkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust, the Hampshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust, the Oxfordshire Ambulance NHS Trust, and part of the Two Shires Ambulance NHS Trust. The Trust achieved Foundation status on 1 March 2012, becoming known as South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS).[7]. In June 2011 it was named Englands top performing ambulance service, managing to respond to 77.5% of Cat A calls within the 8 minute target time, compared to the national average of 74.9%.[8] In October 2011 the BBC discovered that SCAS spent more on private ambulance services to cover 999 calls than any other service in the country.[9]. On 1 March 2012, the Trust became an NHS Foundation Trust.[10]. In October 2013 the Trust accidentally published on its website a document listing the age, sexuality and religion of all its 2,826 staff members.[11]. SCAS took over patient transport services in ...
We conducted a retrospective analysis of emergency ambulance despatches using a random sample of records held by Wiltshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust. From each year in nine years records (1988-96) we sampled 14 days, stratified by season, providing a dataset of 126 days of calls. Data were drawn from AS1 forms (completed by call takers) and from patient report forms (completed by paramedics). We used the system of call classification used by the trust to categorise data on the nature of incidents for analysis. We used indirect age standardisation based on the year with the most complete age data (1994) to account for demographic changes over the nine years (see methodological supplement on bmj.com). We calculated significance of trends with EpiInfo 6.03, using χ2 for trend.. Our sample contained details of 6100 calls relating to 5821 incidents. For 1225 (21%) of these, patient report forms rather than AS1 forms had been filled in. The table shows the numbers of vehicles despatched, ...
A 16-year-old boy received an award at the House of Commons on Friday (3 May) for his quick thinking in helping staff from the London Ambulance Service to resuscitate a man whose heart had stopped beating.. Aron Wimsett, from Bexleyheath, was honoured in the Ambulance Service Institute Public Spirited Awards 2007, hosted by Jacqui Lait MP, for his help when an 84-year-old man suffered a cardiac arrest outside his home.. Aron, who had received first-aid training as a cadet in the Air Training Corps, immediately assessed that the patients heart had stopped beating, asked his mother to dial 999 for an ambulance and began to give him cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR).. Paramedic Daniel Barnwall, who travelled to the patient in a fast-response car, said: "I arrived to find Aron in full control of the situation. He was giving CPR to good effect and had even laid a blanket on the pavement to stop the patient from getting wet.". Daniel and an ambulance crew gave the patients heart four shocks with ...
The Minister of State for Primary Care Róisín Shorthall has failed to provide any answers on the ongoing impasse over permanent accommodation for Edenderry Ambulance Service. She was questioned by Offaly Fianna Fáil TD Barry Cowen, who raised a special Dáil debate on the matter this week (Thursday, 23 February). Deputy Cowen said: "The temporary accommodation for the ambulance services in Edenderry is totally unacceptable and simply does not meet the standards required. It is crucial that permanent facilities are found immediately.. "Edenderry Ambulance service has been seeking a permanent ambulance bay for a long number of years. After numerous representations the bay was received two years ago, by providing accommodation in what used to be the Matrons living quarters in Ofalia House. This consists of 1 room, a storage unit and one toilet to be used by male and female ambulance staff. These facilities are totally inadequate. Where an ambulance needs to be cleaned after a call, it must be ...
The British Columbia Ambulance Service (BCAS) is the sole ambulance service and provider of pre-hospital emergency care in the province of British Columbia. BCAS is managed by British Columbia Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) and falls under the jurisdiction of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA). The service is tasked with the provision of emergency medical response province-wide. Today, BC Ambulance is among the largest Emergency Medical Services (EMS) provider in Canada and North America. The fleet consists of more than 481 ground ambulances operating from 183 stations across the province along with 77 support vehicles. BCAS provides inter-facility patient transfer services in circumstances where a patient needs to be moved between health care facilities for treatment. BCAS also operates an airevac program that utilizes both fixed-wing and rotary aircraft. Prior to 1974, ambulance services in British Columbia was provided by a mixture of volunteer ambulance brigades, fire ...
The introduction of the Ambulance Response Programme will mean that more patients will be seen more quickly than ever before. Here, some of the experts behind the scheme explain more about why it is good news for patients. Professor Keith Willett, Medical Director for Acute Care at NHS England, says that the Ambulance Response Programme…
Keith Grey, 41, was working out in his gym when he suffered a cardiac arrest in October last year.. Luckily for primary schoolteacher Keith, the staff at the Central YMCA Club, Bloomsbury, had been trained by the London Ambulance Service in basic life support and how to use a defibrillator.. The gym has a public-access defibrillator which was partly funded by the British Heart Foundation.. Gym staff immediately recognised Keiths symptoms, called 999 for an ambulance and began basic life support.. They shocked his heart with the defibrillator and his heartbeat returned.. A motorcycle paramedic, ambulance crew and single responder arrived soon afterwards and provided advanced life support. Keith was taken to University College Hospital for further treatment.. Keith was diagnosed with an irregular heart rhythm and fitted with an internal cardioverter defibrillator. He was back at work in the New Year.. Central YMCA Club Director Barry Cronin said: "With an average of 1,000 people using Central ...
Andy Irving, Research Associate at the University of Sheffield and lead for patient and public involvement within the PhOEBE project, said: "Nowadays people call 999 for many different reasons and health problems.. "In recognition of this, ambulances in England have been changing the way they work. However, many people still hold a fairly traditional view of the ambulance service simply transporting patients to hospital.". The PhOEBE programmes patient and public advisors felt important messages from the project around the changing nature of ambulance services and the problems with simple time targets were unlikely to reach beyond a limited academic and NHS professional audience. Together, they created an animation to provide a clear explanation about the pioneering project and an overview of the range of responses ambulance services now offer, so they can provide the most appropriate care for a wide range of problems. "Essentially everyone is a potential recipient of ambulance service care and ...
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the setting of priorities and patients need for the ambulance service. METHODS: A prospective, consecutive study was conducted during a 6-week period. The ambulance staff completed a questionnaire assessing each patients need for prehospital care. In addition to the questionnaire, data were extracted from the ambulance medical records for each case. RESULTS: The study included 1977 ambulance assignments. The results show that there is a substantial safety margin in the priority assessments made by the emergency medical dispatch operators, where the ambulance staff support the safety margin for initial priorities, despite the lack of at-the-scene confirmation. At-the-scene assessments indicated that 10% of all patients had potentially life-threatening conditions or no signs of life, but the advanced life support units were not systematically involved in these serious cases. The results even showed that one-third of the patients for whom an ambulance was assigned did not ...
St Johns latest Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) report confirms the emergency ambulance service has maintained a strong 16% survival rate for patients who are treated for cardiac arrest.. Numbers to survive a cardiac arrest are universally low. Of the approximately 40 people treated for cardiac arrest by St John each week, 12 are successfully resuscitated and transported to hospital and only six will later survive to be discharged. The new OHCA data confirms St Johns clinical processes continue to be of a high standard and compare favourably with similar ambulance services internationally. St John measures its performance against its previous data and other ambulance services including Wellington Free Ambulance Service which has a 14% survival rate, Ambulance Victoria in Australia with 10%, and London Ambulance Service in the United Kingdom, which has a 9% survival rate.. "This is positive for New Zealanders and reflects highly on the skills of our ambulance officers," says St John ...
The Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) is the chief provider of out-of-hospital emergency care and ambulance transport in the state of Queensland, Australia. It falls under the control of the Government of Queensland and is one of the largest ambulance services in the world. The service provides a high level of emergency care and transport services to the entirety of Queensland (typical population 4.3 million people, covering an area of 1.77 million square kilometres. The Queensland Ambulance Service provides emergency response services, pre-hospital patient care, specialised transport services, coordination of aero-medical services and inter-hospital transfers. Approximately 4000 FTE staff are employed by QAS, with approximately 87% as front-line operatives, who together deliver their services from 290 response locations across the state. In the 2015/16 financial year, the service handled over 946,000 cases, answered 737,803 triple zero calls and had an overall patient satisfaction rating of ...
Background Concern over the adverse effects of heat on human health has led to numerous studies assessing the relationship between heat and mortality. Few studies have quantified the impact of heat on morbidity, including ambulance response calls. This study describes the association between temperature and ambulance response calls for heat-related illness (HRI) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada during the summer of 2005. ...
OBJECTIVE. To determine whether ambulance crew triage trauma patients appropriately. DESIGN. A retrospective descriptive study. SETTINGS. Cornwall County Ambulance Service. VARIABLES STUDIED. On-scene times, injury severity, establishment of intravenous infusion and time from scene to A&E department. SUBJECTS. Patients with compound fracture of the lower limb taken to Truro Accident and Emergency department. OUTCOME MEASURES. Ambulance service on-scene times and mission times. RESULTS. Ambulance crew do not appear to be triaging patients appropriately. Excessive time is being spent on pre-hospital stabilization. Delivery of patients to a casualty department is delayed. CONCLUSION. At present the activities of paramedics are poorly supervised, and pre-hospital management by paramedics may be jeopardizing patient care.. ...
As the frontline of the NHS in Scotland, we provide an emergency ambulance service to a population of over 5 million people serving all of the nations mainland and island communities. Our Patient Transport Service undertakes over 1.4 million journeys every year, ensuring that patients are able to attend hospital appointments.
The project was as a result of collaboration between the University of Hertfordshire, Andy Newton, Clinical Director and Consultant Paramedic of South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Trust and former Paramedic Professional Lead at UH, and Professor David Barker, Consultant Medical Adviser, Smiths Medical International.. The team identified that ambulance staff are not sufficiently trained and encouraged to use an automatic ventilator. They went on to develop training materials for a ventilation course which could be adopted within the University courses such as the Paramedic BSc or Post-Graduate Critical Care Paramedic programmes.. The course content includes theory, demonstrations and practice time with different types of automatic ventilators on simulation mannequins. The aim is to train ambulance crews to apply automatic ventilators safely and effectively, thereby increasing patient safety and the quality of care provided and reducing possible errors.. "The feedback we received about this ...
The high job stress among ambulance personnel is a widely known phenomenon. Purpose: to asses the self reported health status of ambulance workers. An anonym self-fill-in questionnaire applying SF-36 was used among workers from the northern and western regions of Hungarian National Ambulance Service. Based on the dimensions of the SF-36 questionnaire the respondents considered their
PhD student Caroline Jagtenberg of CWI has executed research focused on reducing response time of ambulances. In her thesis Efficiency and Fairness in Ambulance Planning she presents new statistical models and methods, verified by realistic case studies for a Dutch ambulance provider. In emergency situations where every second counts, the timely presence of an ambulance can be a matter of life or death. This research to improve the logistics of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) can contribute to improving the response times of ambulances.
Jockey Leonel Camacho Flores was waiting to enter the starting gate for Turf Paradises final race on March 26 when the filly he was riding suddenly flipped over on top of him. According to azcentral.com, the rider suffered multiple fractures to his pelvis in the accident and underwent surgery; he may not be able to ride for as long as a year.. Paramedics attended Flores quickly, but then stood waiting for an ambulance to arrive. One of those paramedics was supposed to call the local dispatcher, but failed to follow protocol and has since been fired. Once the dispatcher was contacted, the closest ambulance was not on call and one had to be sent from a more distant location. Overall, estimates place the ambulance arrival time at over 30 minutes after Flores fall.. Administrative Code in Arizona stipulates that racing licensees "shall provide" an ambulance for morning training and races, but only an unmarked SUV was available that afternoon at Turf Paradise. General manager Vince Francia said ...
Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with two doctors and a critical care paramedic on board were sent to the scene.. A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "On arrival, ambulance staff found an 88-year-old woman who had suffered very serious leg and pelvic injuries.. "Ambulance staff and the doctors worked on her at the scene to stabilise her condition. She received pain relief and had her legs splinted before she was taken by land ambulance on blue lights to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham; the doctors travelled with the ambulance crew.. "The driver of the car, a 75-year-old woman was assessed at the scene. She was suffering from shock but was discharged after treatment.". ...
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EMS billers must have a process to identify the proper payer for each ambulance transport of a Medicare patient to or from a skilled nursing facility
A private firm will continue to provide emergency ambulance service in Glendale under a five-year contract awarded Tuesday. The decision ended months of debate over whether the city should drop the
Dear Scottish Ambulance Service,. Please could you provide a description of how ambulance crews book on and off the ACC system at the start and end of their shifts. For example, do they press a specific button on their radio or do they call in to a control room by radio or by phone?. Please describe how BASICS responders mark their availability. Do they use a button on their radio/smartphone/vehicle locator system unit or do they call in to a control room by radio or telephone?. In remote locations many doctors (or nurse responders) will be available for long periods (several days at a time). Do they need to re-book onto the system each day or do they stay booked on until they book off even if that is several days later.. Yours faithfully,. Dr Robert S. Coull. ...
More than 40 percent of people aged 65 years or older experience one or more falls each year, often resulting in injuries [1, 2]. Consequences of falls include a reduction in physical activity and functional decline which in turn can lead to a poorer quality of life and social isolation. All these factors increase the risk of dependency and institutionalisation [3-5].. Many older people do not seek medical attention after a fall [6] but a significant and increasing number require paramedic attendance as a consequence of a fall. In the period July 2008 - June 2009, the Ambulance Service of New South Wales (ASNSW), Australia attended to 42,331 fallers aged 65 years and older which constitutes approximately 5.1% of all emergency ambulance responses [7]. This proportion is similar to the 7.5% reported in an urban Emergency Medical Service system in the USA [8]. The demand for emergency services to assist older fallers is likely to increase with population ageing.. In most countries, the current ...
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... at its premises. Dr. Sandeep. Chatrath, Regional CEO (AP, Telangana & Odisha) explained that the ambulances were actually full-fledged ICU on wheels. Apollo Hospitals is a pioneer of modern day emergency care in India. It set up the 'National Network of Emergency Services' which is operational across 9 cities in the country (Chennai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Pune, Ballarpur, Kakinada and
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 accorded high priority by healthcare providers.
The northern Minnesota ambulance company involved in a crash that killed a patient last May has been cited for unsafe tires. An assistant St. Louis County attorney said Med-1 ambulance was issued two misdemeanor citations. A Med-1 ambulance was transporting Iven Othoudt, 76, from a hospital in Deer River to one in Duluth for a medical procedure when the ambulance hit an icy area on U.S. 2, sideswiped a sport utility vehicle on the shoulder of the road, then clipped a guardrail and rolled in the ditch.
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Results Overall, 30 (2.6%) of the 1161 patients with cardiac arrest survived to hospital discharge. If the patient arrested while the paramedics were on scene, survival to hospital discharge was 14%. The most important predictive factors for survival were response time, initial presenting heart rhythm in ventricular fibrillation and whether the arrest was witnessed. The estimated effect of a 1 min reduction in response time was to improve the odds of survival by 24% (95% CI 4% to 48%). The costs of reducing response times across the board by 1 min at the time of this study were estimated at around £54 million. ...
If you feel it is an Emergency problem (e. g. chest pain...) you should call an ambulance at 911 and go to Emergency Department of Saint John Regional Hospital. 当你遇到紧急的问题(如胸痛…),你应拨打911叫救护车,去圣约翰地区医院的急诊室看病。 www.ccasj.org. ...
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In times of medical emergency, an ICU ambulance or Mobile Intensive care unit ambulance or MICU ambulance is the last resort. As the name suggests they are...
Dear East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust,. Last year, the College of Paramedics published a recommendation that all patients dialing 999 should receive Paramedic-led care. This recommendation built upon the Francis reports recommendation that all patients discharged from NHS Care have their discharge overseen by a registered healthcare professional.. In this context, please may I request the following data from you?. 1) How many emergency patients did you respond to between the 31st October 2016 and the 31st October 2017? Please note that I am interested in unique numbers of patients, and not necessarily the number of 999 calls received. Please could I ask you to include only patients categorized as an emergency (for example those who have called 999/112), and not urgent cases or routine transfers (for example GP Admissions).. 2) How many of those emergency patients were seen face-to-face by a registered paramedic ...
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By JEFF SCHULTZ Porter County will spend $300,000 less per year on ambulance service after the Board of Commissioners agreed 3-0 Tuesday to amend the contract it has with Porter Regional Hospital. The Commissioners in November 2014 extended the contract for five years at a cost of $750,000 annually. Commissioner President Jeff Good, R-Center, said on Tuesday that Hospital officials reached out a few months ago to collaborate further on the service and ultimately decided to reduce the amount to $450,000 per year and even more costs savings are possible in a new contract that will be coming in the next six to twelve months.. There has been a lot of discussions and a lot of information shared with us on how our whole ambulance and dispatching works, Good said. With knowing the direction we are heading in, some of the things will be changing in the future, nothing significant, but basically between the (Commissioners) and Porter Hospital I think it was a good opportunity to relook at where we stand ...
Information relating to response times in the geographical areas mentioned is not collected separately. The information available about responses to emergency calls is available only at ambulance trust level. Information about the number of emergency calls and the proportion of emergency calls resulting in an ambulance arriving at the scene of the reported incident within the Governments target response time for Hampshire Ambulance national health service trust and all other ambulance trusts in England are contained in the Department of Health Statistical Bulletin "Ambulance Services, England 2000 01". A copy is in the Library and available on the Departments website at www.doh.gov.uk/ public/sb0115.htm. ...
Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) June 07, 2014 -- Australias population relies on the Ambulance Services industry for a critical emergency service. The industrys
Ambulance personnel belonging to the Psychiatric Nurses Association have warned that they are prepared to escalate their strike action in a dispute over union representation rights.
... Earlier this month, several reports about the death of Janice Hall, a Red Wing, Minnesota woman came to light.  Specifically, she died in an ambulance as a result of a software failure in the oxygen delivery system caused the system to abruptly shutdown.  Apparently, the ambulance EMTs did not notice that the oxygen system had quit for a number of minutes, and thus Janice Hall unfortunately died.
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As costs continue to rise, Medicare is slashing the amount of money it pays for an ambulance ride. Ambulance providers say the new formula will make up only about half of the cost ...
A drowning goldfish, an injured cat, a dead squirrel and a drunk man wanting a taxi sound like elements from a dark comedy – but they are the latest ‘emergency’ calls received by the region’s ambulance service.
The North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust is inviting agencies to tender for a new marketing campaign for its Patient Transport Service. The deadline for applications for the tender, which is valued at between £20,000 and £40,000, is next Tuesday. The contract is expected to last a year.
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ITMS would also provide a seamless passageway to the ambulances and VVIP vehicles by giving green signals at the three ... Jagannath, G. (14 July 2012). "Green corridor for ambulances". Deccan Chronicle. Chennai. Retrieved 14 July 2012. Selvaraj, A ... including ambulances and fire tenders, will also be implemented. Chennai's vehicle population has been accelerating steadily ...
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"Friendship - River Ambulance Services". Friendship-bd.org. Retrieved 2014-02-03. "FAO Contract : Delivery of the first batch ... Van Peteghem designed a floating ambulance for TaraTari, which was produced in two units to support the "Lifebuoy Friendship ... "Ambulance , TaraTari". Tibotaratari.wordpress.com. Retrieved 2014-02-03. "Technical Expertise , TaraTari Shipyard". Taratari. ... Ambulance catamarans (fiberglass) Karnaphuli-Multi NGO Watever: Since 2011, the association has sent 6 volunteers to the ...
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The Southbury Ambulance Association was started as a volunteer organization in 1953 by the Southbury Lions Club, handling both ... title = SVFA "Southbury Ambulance Association". "Southbury Land Trust". "RealtyQuest for Southbury, CT". RealtyQuest. " ... It currently operates three ambulances. The Southbury Land Trust is a "private nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to ... which caused difficulties in finding sufficient crew for the ambulance service. As of 1997, the SAA was responding to more than ...
In Australia, ambulances have been redesigned and equipped with heavier stretchers and larger wheelchairs to take account of ... Phil Mercer (25 March 2007). "Obese Aussies get big ambulances". BBC News. Retrieved 21 August 2009. ...
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Childrens Emergency Ambulance. ACT are fundraising for a new specialist childrens emergency ambulance dedicated to providing ... specialist ambulance services, there is currently no such ambulance service in the East of England specifically for critically ... If a child has a serious illness or needs emergency treatment then they will need transporting in an ambulance. However, while ... Children have significantly different needs to newborns and adults and are best served by a dedicated childrens ambulance. ...
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Each ambulance is fully stocked with necessary Basic Life Support equipment to enable the NYS certified EMT to perform CPR with ... Additionally, it is used at standby events where our ambulances are unable to travel, such as the Walkway Marathon and K-Fest. ... Our ambulances also carry several medications including aspirin for the management of cardiac-related chest pain, epinephrine ... We currently operate three New York State certified basic life support ambulances. These vehicles are staffed by at least one ...
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New ambulance crash test methods aim to improve the safety of the patient compartment to keep Emergency Medical Services (EMS) ... as well as other federal agencies and the ambulance manufacturing industry to conduct a series of ambulance crash tests and ... Ambulance builders and major component suppliers can use the criteria to design and test their vehicles, seats and cots, among ... New ambulance crash test methods aim to improve the safety of the patient compartment to keep Emergency Medical Services (EMS) ...
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City ambulances lack equipment Sahana Charan BANGALORE, December 07, 2004 00:00 IST Updated: December 07, 2004 00:00 IST ... An ambulance should ideally be equipped with a monitor to see the heart beat, a defibrillator (a machine that is used to give ... There is a need for preparedness, and it is essential that during such events, ambulances are close by. They should have a ... The city has several ambulance services, but many of them are not adequately equipped to deal with emergencies such as cardiac ...
this week reveals that in 2008, virtually no more Americans suffering the first signs of a stroke called 911 for ambulance ... of patients determined to be having a stroke arrived for emergency medical care in an ambulance, wrote researchers from Weill ...
Ambulance personnel belonging to the Psychiatric Nurses Association have warned that they are prepared to escalate their strike ... Ambulance personnel belonging to the PNA want union recognition. By Ingrid Miley Industry and Employment Correspondent ... While the air ambulance service remains available, there have been no calls requiring helicopter assistance so far today. ... Ambulance personnel belonging to the Psychiatric Nurses Association have warned that they are prepared to escalate their strike ...
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... today announced the release of two ambulance safety resources for emergency medical services (EMS) leaders, professionals and ... S&T, NIST and NIOSH also plan to make these resources available to ambulance accreditation bodies such as the National Fire ... The first of the two resources released, the Ambulance Patient Compartment Human Factors Design Guidebook, recommends improved ... Home > Science and Technology > S&T News > DHS S&T Releases Safety Resources For Ambulances ...
Ambulances in Stockholm are testing a KTH-made system (EVAM) that interrupts in-car audio with a voice warning when theyre ... A handful of ambulances will trial the system in the first quarter of the year. Whether or not it expands elsewhere will almost ... Swedish Ambulances can hijack your in-car tunes during emergencies. Sweden wants to be sure that youre always aware of ... In this article: ambulance, culture, emergency, evam, evamsystem, fm, kthroyalinstituteoftechnology, radio, rds, safety, ...
  • J3026-Ambulance Patient Compartment Seating Integrity and Occupant Restraint "-This SAE Recommended Practice describes the testing procedures that may be used to evaluate the integrity of ground ambulance-based occupant seating and occupant restraint systems for workers and civilians transported in the patient compartment of an ambulance when exposed to frontal or side impact. (sae.org)
  • J3027-Ambulance Litter Integrity, Retention, and Patient Restraint "-This SAE Recommended Practice describes the testing procedures required to evaluate the integrity of a ground ambulance-based patient litter, litter retention system, and patient restraint when exposed to a frontal or side impact. (sae.org)
  • Lady Elton died as a result of an accident in Chelsea, south west London, and the coroner expressed concern that a ground ambulance had been at the scene for 40 minutes before the air ambulance was able to take the patient. (bmj.com)
  • Both air ambulance as well ground ambulance can be booked based on their rating and review. (sooperarticles.com)
  • What GAO Found: Costs of ground ambulance services were highly variable across providers that did not share costs with nonambulance services in 2004, reflecting differences in certain provider and community characteristics. (gao.gov)
  • Gunshot victims who were transported by private vehicle had a 4.5 percent mortality rate compared to 19.3 percent in victims transported by ground ambulance. (upi.com)
  • Stabbing victims had a 0.2 percent mortality rate when transported by private vehicle compared to 2.9 percent by ground ambulance. (upi.com)
  • There are simply not enough ambulances to drive across the rutted roads into the countryside where the disease is flourishing. (foxnews.com)
  • When questions come up about whether response times are reliable, or if there are enough ambulances to serve a population, the agency doesn't address the issues head-on. (ajc.com)
  • The situation has also put politicians in the spot of favoring either the rescue workers' union or the ambulance companies, all of which are big campaign contributors. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • But at the hotel complex, ambulances scrambled by Flare - run by the Rescue.co company - arrived quickly after panicked calls from subscribers who had paid the 2,400 shillings ($24) annual fee. (reuters.com)
  • Operation Rescue was notified local activists at the time of the incident, which occurred on June 11, 2015, and was provided photos of the ambulance that responded to the WMC's call for emergency medical assistance. (operationrescue.org)
  • The Port Jefferson Volunteer Ambulance Corps responds to technical rescue as well as providing first response life safety to biological, chemical and radioactive hazards throughout these communities. (volunteermatch.org)
  • Besides working the long shifts, Beam and her husband are also the owners of C.A.R.E.-Claremore Ambulance, Rescue and Emergency. (newson6.com)
  • He was taken to Campbelltown Police Station and charged with hindering ambulance officers and resisting arrest. (news.com.au)
  • A police spokesman said it was an ``unusual occurrence'' for officers to drive ambulances but they sometimes did so during incidents when medical staff needed to concentrate full time on treating their patient. (heart.co.uk)
  • As ambulance officers (EMS) is a high risk occupation. (medgadget.com)
  • The Design of HALO focuses on 2 aspects to tackle the challenge of providing head protection to Ambulance officers: Protection and Desirability. (medgadget.com)
  • Musculoskeletal disorder prevalence and risk factors in ambulance officers. (nih.gov)
  • This review explores the prevalence and determinants of musculoskeletal disorders in ambulance officers, and the limitations of the current epidemiological evidence to inform the development of interventions. (nih.gov)
  • Existing research shows a high annual prevalence of back, neck and shoulder musculoskeletal disorders in ambulance officers and emergency medical technicians, whilst limited research has demonstrated significant associations between individual, physical and psychosocial demands, and musculoskeletal disorders of the low-back and neck-shoulder area. (nih.gov)
  • The accurate identification of risk factors will in turn, better inform the establishment of multifaceted interventions to reduce the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders in ambulance officers. (nih.gov)
  • Each ambulance is fully stocked with necessary Basic Life Support equipment to enable the NYS certified EMT to perform CPR with a semiautomatic defibrillator, control bleeding, treat hypoperfusion, stabilize and immobilize injured bones and the spine, and manage environmental and behavioral emergencies as well as emergency childbirth. (google.com)
  • In addition to our three ambulances, we also operate a basic life support flycar (82-69) for transporting additional personnel and equipment to emergencies. (google.com)
  • South Central Ambulance are asking us to think carefully before dialling 9-9-9, especially for someone else, because attending these sorts of calls can delay them getting to real emergencies. (heart.co.uk)
  • ICU ambulances are sought after in case of critical emergencies as such time is of great value. (sooperarticles.com)
  • In most medical emergencies, advanced ambulances are the ones that are dispatched. (pressherald.com)
  • 1 To address EMS worker safety, CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) partnered with Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) as well as other federal agencies and the ambulance manufacturing industry to conduct a series of ambulance crash tests and develop test methods for seating, the patient cot, equipment mounts, storage devices, and the ambulance body. (cdc.gov)
  • NIOSH & DHS S&T produced a 7-part video series on new test methods and considerations when purchasing or building an ambulance. (cdc.gov)
  • To develop design guidelines, S&T coordinated with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to observe EMS professionals in the back of ambulances, specifically looking at the ergonomics of the patient compartment. (dhs.gov)
  • All six recommended practices were developed and issued by SAE International's Truck Crashworthiness Committee in conjunction with NIOSH and the Ambulance Manufacturers Division (AMD) of the NTEA. (sae.org)
  • DPH leaves it up to ambulance company officials to determine the quality of care provided by their medics and to investigate complaints. (ajc.com)
  • So county officials have found themselves competing for business with the ambulance companies they now give work to. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • Chaudhary said Azad telephonically passed these instructions to officials when the party leaders met him to raise the issue of removal of Badal's pictures from the ambulances. (hindustantimes.com)
  • Officials of the Thane Regional Disaster Management Cell claimed that though the driver's side of the ambulance was severely dented, he was not stuck inside. (indiatimes.com)
  • The first military ambulance corps in the United States was organized in 1862 during the Civil War as part of the Union army. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Anyone in need can dial 108 to get an ambulance,' said Sumit Basu of Ziqitza that has set up a centralised call centre at Doranda. (telegraphindia.com)
  • When you call for an ambulance, the call centre will be able to locate the nearest vehicle in 4 minutes and assign it for you. (telegraphindia.com)
  • OVERWHELMED call-centre staff on the government's new NHS 111 helpline are sending ambulances to deal with hangovers, coughs, colds and cat scratches. (thetimes.co.uk)
  • Sometimes this will mean an ambulance taking the patient to a specialist centre, for example if they're having a stroke or heart attack, providing high quality clinical care along the way,' she added. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • Early car-based ambulances, like this 1948 Cadillac Meteor , were sometimes also used as hearses . (wikipedia.org)
  • The nurse or EMT can call up patient records on the scene to provide care that's more like an office visit, and dispatchers can check recent medical histories to make sure they send ambulances to people who might really need one. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Ambulance personnel belonging to the Psychiatric Nurses Association have warned that they are prepared to escalate their strike action in a dispute over union representation rights. (rte.ie)
  • Many ambulances carried advanced equipment like cardiac defibrillators, along with an arsenal of life-saving medicines and drugs. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Our ambulances also carry several medications including aspirin for the management of cardiac-related chest pain, epinephrine for severe allergic reactions, glucose to treat hypoglycemia, albuterol for severe exacerbations of asthma and naloxone to reverse the life-threatening effects of opioid overdose. (google.com)
  • These super ambulances could be game-changing for people suffering from cardiac arrest," said Walter Panzirer, a Helmsley trustee. (startribune.com)
  • The super ambulance would be designed to work with a unique approach to cardiac arrest developed by the Minnesota consortium. (startribune.com)
  • when it comes medical cases, would you believe even people w/ toothache call the ambulance, but thre are worst cases like cardiac arrest and we are capable of reviving them if we got threre in time and the damage is not that extensive. (allnurses.com)
  • Jay Chandrasekhar will sound the sirens when directing "Ambulance Chasers" for Warner Bros. through his Broken Lizard comedy shingle. (variety.com)
  • Why do ambulances have sirens? (answers.com)
  • A Tanzanian ambulance driver has been arrested after it emerged he was carrying a hefty load of the leafy narcotic khat, with his sirens wailing, instead of a sick passenger, an official said Friday. (modernghana.com)
  • The pressing question was clear: What could quickly be done to convince people in Sierra Leone that ambulances are not something to fear? (cdc.gov)
  • Paramount chiefs, who are high-level leaders within Sierra Leone's tribal governing structure, participated and endorsed the importance of ambulances and convinced people that ambulances were both safe and essential. (cdc.gov)
  • On the way to the clinic in Monrovia, people on the side of the road hail the ambulance to get help for a sick woman. (foxnews.com)
  • Right now too many vulnerable people are exposed to too much risk, waiting for hours for ambulances to arrive, waiting for hours in the back of them or on trolleys in corridors. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Ambulances bosses have warned that people who do not have a life-threatening condition can expect to have to wait some time for an ambulance. (lep.co.uk)
  • The people who run ambulances say they're scrambling to see how they can respond to a major cut. (newson6.com)
  • Moreover, most of the time, ambulances are not able to reach their destinations on time owing to heavy traffic. (thehindu.com)
  • Studies have found that these ambulances substantially reduce the time between first emergency contact with a stroke patient and the initiation of treatment - often with clot-busting drugs. (startribune.com)
  • This solution is very scalable - it can be used in multiple ambulances at the same time. (medscape.com)
  • And in such situations, apart from first responders who can be a passerby or your relatives it all rests on the ICU ambulance to take you up to medical center in time and with utmost care. (sooperarticles.com)
  • A Maruti Suzuki official said: "We hope these ambulances will support the healthcare initiatives of the state government. (hindustantimes.com)
  • NAIROBI (Reuters) - Just minutes after militants attacked a luxury hotel complex in Nairobi last month, the first ambulances roared up to collect wounded survivors. (reuters.com)
  • The transition from a longtime all-volunteer ambulance corps to one with some paid staff -- and fees -- is a milestone in the town's growth. (newstimes.com)
  • Beacon Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Inc. (google.com)
  • Established in 1959, the membership of the Port Jefferson Volunteer Ambulance Corps is a volunteer/career EMS system located in Suffolk County, New York, approximately 50 miles east of New York City, and approximately 1 mile from Port Jefferson Ferry Terminal and the Long Island Railroad. (volunteermatch.org)
  • ATLANTA -- A lawsuit by a former ambulance-company owner in La Grange, Ga., accusing a handful of his former competitors of bilking Medicare, has expanded into a claim seeking billions of dollars in damages from several parties, including a national operator of dialysis centers. (wsj.com)
  • As costs continue to rise, Medicare is slashing the amount of money it pays for an ambulance ride. (newson6.com)
  • This is the accessible text file for GAO report number GAO-07-383 entitled 'Ambulance Providers: Costs and Expected Medicare Margins Vary Greatly' which was released on May 23, 2007. (gao.gov)
  • and changes that occurred in Medicare beneficiaries use of ambulance transports from 2001 to 2004. (gao.gov)
  • Some ambulance trusts have introduced mobile devices for frontline staff which is an encouraging first step but more needs to be done to ensure full utilisation," the report states. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Chris Vandenberg owns a fleet of 80 ambulances and is also is president of the Illinois State Ambulance Association and said a lot factors into the rates. (nbcchicago.com)
  • SEATTLE - Cardinals starting left guard Mike Iupati left the game in an ambulance after a frightening collision with Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor in the second quarter. (azcentral.com)
  • An ambulance rolled onto its side in a collision with an SUV at 75th Avenue and Indian School Road in Phoenix on Thursday night. (azcentral.com)
  • NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) -- Minnesota Twins star prospect Byron Buxton was taken off the field in an ambulance after an outfield collision Wednesday night in his first game for Double-A New Britain. (yahoo.com)
  • Twins general manager Terry Ryan was at the game and rode in the ambulance with Buxton and Kvasnicka, who walked away after the collision. (yahoo.com)
  • An investigation into the death of a man who was being driven in an ambulance by a police officer when it crashed on an icy road will be handled by the policeman's own force, it emerged today. (heart.co.uk)
  • The road trip reached all 11 chiefdoms in the district with one goal - to educate and diminish fears about ambulances and decontamination practices. (cdc.gov)
  • With the recent publishing of four technical reports, SAE International now offers a series of recommended practices designed to enhance overall ambulance safety in several areas, including patient compartments and occupant restraint. (sae.org)
  • In 1982, when he visited California to check on a plane leased by the UCLA Medical Center for an air ambulance, a call came that changed his life. (chicagotribune.com)
  • CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- When they get a call for medical help, most fire departments scramble both an ambulance, and a fully-staffed fire truck. (medpagetoday.com)