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Interfacility transfers: who pays?

First some background. I am with a small volunteer ambulance service in rural Utah. Our local hospital is a CAH operated by a large regiona…

Started by Tracy

2 Sep 24, 2013
Reply by Dustin Campbell

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I want to hear what you guys think , But I really believe one of our problems is poor perception by the public. No I dont think we have a…

Started by James Ownbey

2 Sep 19, 2013
Reply by Bonnie Benitz

Multi-Patient Transfers - Logistical Planning Ideas?

North Carolina Hospital Plans Caravan Transfer of Critically Ill PatientsSeveral ambulances will move patients to Carolina Specialty Hospit…

Started by JEMS Web Team

1 Sep 13, 2013
Reply by Suheir Kilani

DCFEMS Considers Civilian Paramedics

D.C. Breaks Policy, Begins Hiring Civilian Paramedics Department shifts from previous efforts of establishing cross-trained personnel The D…

Started by JEMS Web Team

3 Aug 19, 2013
Reply by Scott A. Lancaster

Mix it up or follow the Index?

Ok this is for the instructors out there. I am teaching my first Basic Course starting August 29th. I am using Emergency Care 12th Edition…

Started by David Spafford

6 Aug 19, 2013
Reply by Ben Dowdy

Vehicle Checks and Consequences

Start Your Ambulance Checks with the Essentials Ambulance checks are essential. So start them by routinely checking your essential equipmen…

Started by JEMS Web Team

0 Aug 17, 2013

Your Participation is Requested

Jefferson College of Health Sciences, Emergency Services Program, seeks men and women ages 18 and above who are certified paramedics for a…

Started by Elliot Carhart

0 Aug 16, 2013

State vs National Certification for Employment

I am finishing a Paramedic program in the next few months and will be testing out for National Registry soon. I am looking to relocate as s…

Started by Charlene Roaquin

3 Aug 14, 2013
Reply by Warren E. Shaulis

Looking for Agency policy - Do not carry cardiac monitor inside (leave in truck)

I'm looking for services that have a policy of leaving the cardiac monitor inside the truck on calls. I'm willing to do leg work (IE contac…

Started by Thrawn

14 Aug 11, 2013
Reply by Brooks Walsh

Is Hospital-based EMS a "Better" Way To Go?

I know this topic spurs a lot of defensive posturing and tallywhacker measuring but let's look at it with fresh eyes for a moment. First,…

Started by Chris Turner

45 Aug 11, 2013
Reply by Warren E. Shaulis

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