EMS News

New level of Ambulance care to be pilot tested

EMS

Most ambulances can be classified as ALS or BLS units. Soon a new acronym might become common to hear, NET for Non-Emergency health care Transport. BLS or Basic Life support are ambulances staffed mostly by EMTs. These ambulances have oxygen, ...

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New Indiana religious Freedom law changes how dispatchers operate

EMS

Indiana passed a religious freedom restoration act this week. The allows business to refuse service to gay people over religious feeling about homosexuality. The law does not allow EMS to refuse to respond to calls, but a loop hole allows individual medic to refuse services. In response now dispatchers have to ask if the patient is gay.

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New EMS uniforms cause harassment complaints

Pain Face Shirts

What seemed like a good public relations idea for one EMS provider has turned into a legal nightmare. Dolor EMS created an EMS uniform shirt with pain level faces screen printed to the chest. Within one week the EMS director has been hit with lawsuits.

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