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Author: Barry Leonard
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: services, operations, medical, emergency, investigation, report, special
Number of Pages: 84
Published: 2010-02
ISBN-10: 1437921329
ISBN-13: 9781437921328

This report discusses safety issues identified during the National Transportation Safety Boardżs special investigation of 55 emergency medical services (EMS) aircraft accidents that occurred in the United States between January 2002 and January 2005. Safety issues discussed in this report focus on less stringent requirements for EMS operations conducted without patients on board, a lack of aviation flight risk evaluation programs for EMS operations, a lack of consistent, comprehensive flight dispatch procedures for EMS operations, and no requirements to use technologies such as terrain awaren

Author: Debra A. Draper
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: impact, potential, veterans, safety, testimony, congress, equipment, medical, preliminary, care, observations, purchasing, supplies, tracking, health
Number of Pages: 13
Published: 2011-05
ISBN-10: 1437940064
ISBN-13: 9781437940060

VA clinicians use expendable medical supplies (EMS) -- disposable items that are generally used one time -- and reusable medical equipment (RME), which is designed to be reused for multiple patients. VA has policies that VA medical centers (VAMC) must follow when purchasing such supplies and equipment and tracking these items. This report evaluated VAżs purchasing and tracking of EMS and RME and their potential impact on vetsż safety. This testimony provides observations on: (1) the extent of compliance with VAżs requirements for purchasing and tracking of EMS and RME; and (2) steps VA plan

Author: James A. Palmer
Publisher: FEMA
Keywords: retention, manual, recruitment, ems, medical, services, emergency
Number of Pages: 124
Published: 1995

Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: guide, planning, management, contaminated, patients, services, medical, hazardous, materials, incidents, emergency, managing
Number of Pages: 89
Published: 1996-12
ISBN-10: 0788137107
ISBN-13: 9780788137105

Assists the first responders to incidents involving hazardous materials. Provides uniform guidance for emergency care of chemically contaminated patients & basic information critical to the planning & implementation of emergency medical services' strategies. Topics covered include: hazard recognition, principles of toxicology, personnel protection & safety principles, respiratory protection, site control, decontamination of EMS personnel, assessment of patients, communications, patient treatment & transport, & much more. Illustrated.

Author: Lennard G. Kruger
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: grant, funding, fire, distribution, firefighters, program, assistance
Number of Pages: 21
Published: 2010-10
ISBN-10: 1437934269
ISBN-13: 9781437934267

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program, also known as fire grants or the FIRE Act grant program, was established by Title XVII of the FY2001 National Defense Authorization Act (P.L. 106-398). Currently administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the program provides federal grants directly to local fire departments and unaffiliated Emergency Medical Services (EMS) organizations to help address a variety of equipment, training, and other firefighter-related and EMS needs. A related program is the Staffing for Adequate Fire a
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