Emergency medical services in the United States

SmartyStreets Donates One Million Dollars in Services for Companies Helping with COVID-19

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 10:00pm

Organizations include state and county health departments, EMS first responders, non-profits, city governments, supply chain management, nursing care providers, delivery companies, and more.

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  • Organizations include state and county health departments, EMS first responders, non-profits, city governments, supply chain management, nursing care providers, delivery companies, and more.
  • Finding that several addresses don't exist, or were entered incorrectly, creates additional delays for already short-staffed companies."
  • For immediate impact, SmartyStreets has created a short application and can qualify companies to use their services the same day in many instances.
  • SmartyStreets recognizes that companies and agencies are working around the clock to provide essential services.

National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians Demonstrates How to Help EMS Agencies and Personnel

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 3:09pm

The additional burdens placed upon our EMS systems and personnel are challenging even for the strongest systems.

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  • The additional burdens placed upon our EMS systems and personnel are challenging even for the strongest systems.
  • While some states have implemented priority testing for their EMS personnel, many have yet to enact this testing.
  • EMS agencies are not receiving funds or supplies for their EMS personnel.
  • Matt Zavadsky, President of the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, stated, "The EMS community commends and appreciates the efforts of Congress and the Administration to support states as they respond to the pandemic.

AmeriPro EMS Hires Industry Veteran Marvin McLellan to Oversee Florida Operations

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 12:07pm

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --AmeriPro EMS, a leading provider of innovative and high-performance medical transportation and emergency services, today announced further expansion with the hiring of Marvin McLellan as vice president of EMS in Florida.

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  • JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --AmeriPro EMS, a leading provider of innovative and high-performance medical transportation and emergency services, today announced further expansion with the hiring of Marvin McLellan as vice president of EMS in Florida.
  • "We are excited to have Marvin on our team," said Suhas Uppalapati, CEO of AmeriPro.
  • "He brings very relevant and deep expertise in both operations and medical transport and will play a key role in our future operations and evolution.
  • Marvin McLellan joins AmeriPro EMS with over three decades of experience in medical transportation, health system and post-acute healthcare strategy.

HMP's EMS World and FlightBridgeED Announce Partnership

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 4:00pm

As part of the agreement, FlightBridgeED will develop specialized educational content, including a Critical Care track, for the annual EMS World Expo, the largest pre-hospital event in the world, as well as throughout the year via the EMS World brand's website and monthly magazine.

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  • As part of the agreement, FlightBridgeED will develop specialized educational content, including a Critical Care track, for the annual EMS World Expo, the largest pre-hospital event in the world, as well as throughout the year via the EMS World brand's website and monthly magazine.
  • We are excited to bring the experience and expertise of the FlightBridgeED team to the EMS World brand."
  • As the largest EMS-dedicated event in the world, EMS World Expo, hosted in partnership with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), annually attracts more than 6,000 EMS professionals.
  • EMS World also publishes the industry's only monthly magazine, EMS World, and has a suite of educational articles, webinars, and podcasts on its website, emsworld.com .

Emergency Nurses Association-Supported EMSC Reauthorization Enacted

Monday, August 26, 2019 - 3:58pm

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Aug. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --The Emergency Nurses Association commended the recent signing of important legislation that reauthorizes the Emergency Medical Services for Children program, which will help guarantee that children receive appropriate health care they need during an emergency.

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  • SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Aug. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --The Emergency Nurses Association commended the recent signing of important legislation that reauthorizes the Emergency Medical Services for Children program, which will help guarantee that children receive appropriate health care they need during an emergency.
  • As part of its commitment to care, ENA encouraged lawmakers to reauthorizethe EMSC program to ensure it continues to make a positive impact on the treatment of children in the emergency department.
  • First established in 1984, EMSC is the only federal program dedicated to improving emergency care for children and adolescents by ensuring that no matter where they live, attend school or travel they receive appropriate care in a health care emergency.
  • The Emergency Nurses Association is the premier professional nursing association dedicated to defining the future of emergency nursing through advocacy, education, research, innovation, and leadership.

Life Flight Network Announces Partnership with WhidbeyHealth to Add Air Ambulance Service to the Growing Region

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 9:58pm

With 41 years serving the state of Washington, we're honored to add this new base and partnership to our service area."

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  • With 41 years serving the state of Washington, we're honored to add this new base and partnership to our service area."
  • "Partnering with Life Flight Network to provide locally-based air medical transport is an unequivocal advantage to both WhidbeyHealth EMS and our community," said Sean LeVine, Assistant Manager of WhidbeyHealth EMS.
  • Life Flight Network is a nationally recognized air ambulance service and membership program with almost 600 employees.
  • Life Flight Network is the largest not-for-profit air medical transport service in the United States.

HMP's EMS World Expo Recognized as one of the "Top 25 Fastest-Growing Trade Shows in Net Square Footage" by Trade Show News Network

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 2:00pm

The list represents trade shows held between 2016-2018 and is ranked by overall attendance growth over that period.

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  • The list represents trade shows held between 2016-2018 and is ranked by overall attendance growth over that period.
  • Owned and produced by HMP, EMS World Expo is the largest EMS-dedicated event in the world and annually attracts thousands of emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
  • With more than 250 educational sessions, EMS World Expo sets the standard in EMS education, offering the latest information, tools, technologies, and trends in prehospital care.
  • As the largest EMS-dedicated event in the world, EMS World Expo, hosted in partnership with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), annually attracts more than 5,700 EMS professionals.

Two Iowa youth honored for volunteerism at national award ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Monday, May 6, 2019 - 7:06pm

As soon as he turned 17, the minimum age to become an EMT in Iowa, Samuel began riding along on EMS calls to observe and help with non-technical tasks.

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  • As soon as he turned 17, the minimum age to become an EMT in Iowa, Samuel began riding along on EMS calls to observe and help with non-technical tasks.
  • Now, while in school, he has permission from his principal to respond to emergency calls during the school day if necessary.
  • "There is a national shortage of EMTs, which especially affects rural services such as our own," noted Samuel.
  • For B-roll ofIowa's honorees at the 2019 national recognition events, contactPrudential's HaroldBanks at (973) 216-4833 or harold.banks@prudential.com.

ESO Takes Over Emergency Medical Services Performance Improvement Center (EMSPIC) from the University of North Carolina

Monday, April 22, 2019 - 2:40pm

ESO, the leading data and software company serving emergency medical services (EMS), fire departments and hospitals, today announced that it has stepped in and assumed responsibility for the North Carolina, South Carolina and West Virginia state EMS data systems previously managed by the EMS Performance Improvement Center (EMSPIC) at the University of North Carolina (UNC) .

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  • ESO, the leading data and software company serving emergency medical services (EMS), fire departments and hospitals, today announced that it has stepped in and assumed responsibility for the North Carolina, South Carolina and West Virginia state EMS data systems previously managed by the EMS Performance Improvement Center (EMSPIC) at the University of North Carolina (UNC) .
  • ESO will work with state officials across all three states to collect and analyze EMS patient care reports from the nearly 900 EMS agencies across these states.
  • It developed and maintained the EMS Data System for the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, and West Virginia.
  • ESO is dedicated to improving community health and safety through the power of data.

Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers' Society (PATS) Executive Board Participates in National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation 2019 Conference

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 5:00am

PITTSBURGH, March 7, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers' Society (PATS) President Elect Dr. Shelly DiCesaro and Southwest Representative Bill Ankrom participated in 26th annual National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation (NCEMSF) Conference located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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  • PITTSBURGH, March 7, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers' Society (PATS) President Elect Dr. Shelly DiCesaro and Southwest Representative Bill Ankrom participated in 26th annual National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation (NCEMSF) Conference located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • "The National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation (NCEMSF), a non-profit professional organization, promotes the development of campus based emergency response groups.
  • Today, there are over 250 schools across North America that provide campus based emergency medical services.
  • The Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers' Society, Inc. is a progressive organization of licensed health care professionals who work under the direction of a licensed physician.