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  Public Health Law Article 30 - New York State Department of Health
At least one of the eight shall be an emergency nurse, at least one shall be an advanced emergency medical technician, at least one shall be a basic emergency medical technician, and at least one shall be employed in a hospital setting with administrative responsibility for a hospital emergency department or service.
Emergency medical services provided to those suffering from sudden illness or injury have potential to reduce the incidence of disability and death and are therefore, invaluable.
The members of the state emergency medical services for children advisory committee shall receive no compensation for their services as members, but each shall be allowed the necessary and actual expenses incurred in the performance of his or her duties under this section.
www.health.state.ny.us /nysdoh/ems/art30.htm   (11041 words)

 Emergency Medical Services
For the purposes of this section, an emergency medical condition is a condition such that a prudent layperson, acting reasonably, would have believed that emergency medical treatment is needed.
Emergency services include emergency medical services transportation in addition to the usual health care and ancillary services provided in or available to a hospital emergency department.
The rules are to ensure the adequacy of emergency medical care for children relative to facility equipment standards, qualifications of facility personnel and continuing professional education of facility personnel.
www.ncsl.org /programs/health/ems.htm   (10049 words)

 Emergency medical technicians and paramedics
In an emergency, EMTs and paramedics typically are dispatched to the scene by a 911 operator, and often work with police and fire department personnel.
Emergency treatment for more complicated problems is carried out under the direction of medical doctors by radio preceding or during transport.
Employment of emergency medical technicians and paramedics is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2014, as full-time paid EMTs and paramedics replace unpaid volunteers.
www.bls.gov /oco/ocos101.htm   (1973 words)

 Worldworx Travel - Health - Medical Emergency Preparation
This mechanism is not useful for the emergency needs of individual travelers and should not be attempted by private travelers or organizations not operating recognized blood programs.
There are no medical indications for travelers to take blood with them from their home countries.
In case of emergency need for blood, use of plasma expanders and urgent evacuation home might be the actions of choice.
www.worldworx.tv /health/medical-emergency-prep/index.htm   (1064 words)

 Emergency Medical Services
Emergency medical service means a service engaged in providing initial emergency medical assistance including, but not limited to, the treatment of trauma, burns and respiratory, circulatory and obstetrical emergencies.
Emergency ambulance service vehicle means a vehicle that is owned or operated by an ambulance service that is used to transport emergency medical personnel and equipment to sick or injured persons.
Emergency medical technician means a person certified as either an advanced emergency medical technician or an emergency medical technician-basic pursuant to these regulations.
www.health.state.ny.us /nysdoh/ems/part800.htm   (7940 words)

 Is your office prepared for a medical emergency?
Medical emergency preparation begins with taking a patient's detailed medical history at the time of the initial appointment and regularly thereafter.
Comprehensive medical history forms in a "proactive format" (where the patient is required to answer "yes" or "no" to each question) are very useful.
"Medical alerts" such as diabetes, hypertension, allergies, etc. should be indicated in the chart in such a way that the dentist, hygienist and other staff are reminded each time they look at the chart notes, while the patient's privacy is maintained.
www.deltadentalca.org /dentist/emergencyprep.html   (725 words)

 Emergency Medical Locators
Emergency Medical Locators for Adoptees (EMLA) is a nonprofit organization that conducts free biological searches for those who are in critical need of their family medical histories in times of life-threatening medical crisis.
The backbone of EMLA is a team that includes not only emergency medical locators but also research specialists and professional fundraisers, all of whom offer their time and commitment on a purely voluntary basis.
Emergency Medical Locators is current with the laws and regulations covering open records, as well as keeping the public dated on their services, projects, and fundraising events.
www.adoption-free-search.org   (434 words)

 MIT Medical - Emergency Response
MIT Medical is open to the MIT community 24 hours a day, every day, for urgent care for conditions such as high fever, ear aches, sprains, lacerations, and sports injuries.
The standard for ER claims is defined as emergency care for medical, maternity, or psychiatric emergencies that leads a prudent layperson to believe that a serious medical condition exists, or that the absence of medical attention will result in a threat to the person's life, limb, or sight.
In other words, the person believes his or her health or life is in danger, and emergency medical intervention is needed.
web.mit.edu /medical/services/s-emergency.html   (248 words)

 Medical emergency - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A medical emergency is an injury or illness that poses an immediate threat to a person's health or life which requires help from a doctor or hospital.
Emergency medical technicians, Outdoor Emergency Care technicians or paramedics can use airway management techniques to help a person who is not breathing.
Emergency medicine physicians have training to deal with most medical emergencies, and maintain CPR and ACLS certifications.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Medical_emergency   (335 words)

 Emergency Medical Services
Emergency medical services (EMS) can be provided by city fire departments, regional fire service authorities, fire districts, public hospital districts, and private ambulance services.
Emergency medical service is defined in RCW 18.73.030 (9) - Emergency medical service means medical treatment and care which may be rendered at the scene of any medical emergency or while transporting any patient in an ambulance to an appropriate medical facility, including ambulance transportation between medical facilities.
Emergency Medical Service District (RCW 36.32.480) - Can be created by the county with its legislative authority as the governing body, if the district is only in the county.
www.mrsc.org /Subjects/PubSafe/emergency/EMS.aspx   (2414 words)

 Emergency Medical Technician
The Emergency Medical Technician courses are designed to cover a combination of subject matter and experiences to prepare technicians to become members of the emergency health care team.
The Basic EMT course prepares the individual to respond to medical emergency calls and evaluate the nature of the emergencies, take appropriate prompt action to reduce medical hazards, transport to receiving stations and serve as a technical assistant to the hospital emergency room staff.
Emergency Medical Responder is a 40-hour course which provides training in all aspects of emergency medical care required by the first person at the scene of an accident or sudden illness.
www.eastms.edu /career_tech/EmergencyMedicalTechnician.php   (683 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Emergency contraception
Emergency contraception is a method to prevent pregnancy in women who have had unprotected sex.
Emergency contraception drugs are not the same as the "abortion pill." A woman who knows she is pregnant takes the abortion pill with the intent to end an early pregnancy (usually 4 to 7 weeks after conception).
Emergency contraception should not be used as a routine birth control method, because it is actually less effective at preventing pregnancies than most types of birth control.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/007014.htm   (899 words)

 Medical ID, USB medi alert, medic info from MedicTag
FEMA and the Red Cross both recommend that your emergency information, including medications and emergency contacts, be part of your disaster supply kit in case of emergency evacuation due to hurricane or flood.
Medic Tag is a USB, medical and emergency information device that combines your vital information with today's technology.
It is intended to foster and improve patient care, reduce medical errors and assure at least a minimum standard of health information is available when a patient is seen by a first responder or medical provider.
www.medictag.com   (2076 words)

 Emergency Medical Services
Emergency ambulance service originating within the City limits is provided at no out-of-pocket charge to Gladstone residents.
When emergency personnel see the Prescription for Life sticker on your front door, they know where to go in your house to find your medical information when you are unable to provide it.
Complete a medical information sheet for each family member and place it in the appropriate bottle.
www.gladstone.mo.us /PublicSafety/emergencymedical.asp   (481 words)

 Are you prepared for a medical emergency?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
With Medical Medallion, SPPDC has developed a much needed personal aid for anyone who may become incapacitated at anytime, and that in means all of us!
That’s why advanced directives or living wills are just as much apart of medical emergency preparedness as the first-aid kit.
Advance directives are simply your instructions as to how you want your own medical treatment to proceed in case you are unable to speak for yourself.
www.medicalmedallion.com /medical_emergency.shtml   (1057 words)

 Personal Emergency Medical Alarm and Life Alert Like Response Systems Monitoring Bracelets
Personal emergency response systems give you the independence to live like you are used to- Rescue Alert's medical alert systems provide peace of mind for you and those who care about you the most- anytime, 24 hours a day.
Rescue Alert's medical emergency alarm monitoring service is similar to that of Life Alert or other systems you may have heard of.
We received an emergency signal from her medical alert at 3:33 PM and were able to contact one of her responders.
www.rescuealert.com   (1773 words)

 Medical Forms
In an emergency, you may not be able to tell your care providers about your complete medical history or you may be unavailable if your child needs attention in the emergency department of your local hospital.
ACEP and the American Academy of Pediatrics offer parents of children with special health care needs an Emergency Information Form – a tool to transfer a child's complicated medical history and critical information in the event of an acute illness or emergency injury.
If you or a member of your family has a medical emergency, the physician will need a complete medical history.
www.acep.org /webportal/PatientsConsumers/MedicalForms   (201 words)

 Reporting a Medical Emergency   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The quick and proper handling of a medical emergency can make the difference between life and death and substantially minimize the injury or illness involved.
This guide will show you how to correctly respond to a medical emergency and tell you important things your must do during the course of that medical emergency.
The best way to respond to a medical emergency is to PREPARE yourself and family for any potential medical emergency that you think might occur at your location.
www.brevardcounty.us /911/faq_reporting_medical_emergency.cfm   (642 words)

 Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) Program
Critical medical emergencies are those where paramedic intervention within minutes can be crucial to the patient's outcome.
Non-critical emergencies are those in which paramedic intervention is not immediately needed and time is not a critical factor in treatment; therefore, a delay of several minutes would make no difference.
The goal of CEEMS is to study pre-hospital emergencies and to develop, evaluate and implement innovative programs to improve survival from medical emergencies.
www.metrokc.gov /health/ems/emdprogram.htm   (918 words)

 Response to Cardiac Arrest and Selected Life-Threatening Medical Emergencies: The Medical Emergency Response Plan for ...
This document introduces the Medical Emergency Response Plan for Schools (MERPS).  This public health initiative helps schools respond to life-threatening emergencies in the first minutes before the arrival of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel.
Life-threatening emergencies can happen in any school at any time.  These emergencies can result from pre-existing health problems, violence, unintentional injuries, natural disasters and toxins.  In the same way that schools plan for tornadoes or fires, school leaders should have an emergency response plan to deal with life-threatening medical emergencies.
MERPS encourages every school to develop a program that reduces the incidence of life-threatening emergencies, and maximizes the chances of intact survival from an emergency.  Such a program will have the potential to save the greatest number of lives, with the most efficient use of school equipment and personnel.
www.americanheart.org /presenter.jhtml?identifier=3017969   (221 words)

 Wilderness medical first aid kits for outdoor survival
Once you're medically stabilized, you are flown home in what's called a medical repatriation -- and that can include a doctor-staffed, medically equipped Lear Jet.
MEDICAL KIT(s) -- We'll build and sell you a robust and comprehensive wilderness medical kit tailored to your specific needs, in individual through expedition sizes.
MEDICAL FLIGHT HOME -- Medical repatriation to your home country via appropriate means, up to and including a doctor-staffed, medically-equipped Lear jet.
www.wildernessmedical.com   (399 words)

 Emergency Medicine - Medical Information
These principles are now applied in civilian settings, and as the world has seen, the lifesaving results are unequaled at over 98%.
This site is designed to provide physicians, nurses, corpsmen, medics paramedics, mothers, fathers, farmers, sailors and anyone who cares to study, expert guidance on safe and effective medical care in the extreme settings which are at hand.
Medical Corps' Combat/Field Medicine School is now taking registrations for the April 20-21-22, 2007 class.
www.medicalcorps.org   (224 words)

 Maritime Mobile Service Net Handles At-Sea Medical Emergency:
Members of the Maritime Mobile Service Net http://mmsn.org/ recently were instrumental in the successful handling of yet another medical emergency at sea.
He was one of the principal MMSN members to provide assistance and advice to the parents of Willem van Tuyl, then 13, after he was shot and seriously injured in a pirate attack on the family's sailboat in 2000.
I listened to this emergency and was very impressed with the handling of the net and the speed in which all happened.
www.eham.net /articles/8588   (752 words)

 Emergency Medical Services for Children National Resource Center
Pediatricians and pediatric surgeons, identifying poor outcomes among children receiving emergency medical care, became advocates on behalf of their patients.
The Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) program was established with the passage of the legislation in 1984.
The group is a collaborative of diverse organizations and EMSC Program grantees convened to improve the emergency medical care of children through the exchange of knowledge, development of partnerships, and provision of input and counsel to the EMSC Program.
www.ems-c.org   (1204 words)

 Cornell University Emergency Medical Service
Cornell University Emergency Medical Service is a New York State certified, student-run Emergency Medical Service (EMS) agency.
The squad provides emergency response to medical emergencies on Cornell University campus and surrounding university-owned properties.
For medical emergencies, Cornell EMS is dispatched via radio by Cornell Police.
cuems.cornell.edu   (163 words)

 Emergency medical technician - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) is a private organization
Every state in the Unites States has an EMS lead agency or State Office of Emergency Medical Services.
Some EMTs may be employed by commercial ambulance services providing non-emergency patient transportation, or providing emergency medical services to 9-1-1 emergency calls under contract with municipalities or county governments.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Emergency_medical_technician   (2189 words)

 Survivor: Medical Emergency - TV.com
A medical emergency forces one castaway to leave the island for treatment and the other players are left to ponder whether the person will return to the game or not.
Bruce is forced to leave after having a medical emergency.
The episode title alludes to Bruce's medical condition; specifically, his bowel problems, that resulted in his being forced to leave the game.
www.tv.com /survivor/medical-emergency/episode/696516/summary.html   (271 words)

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