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Rural Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Trauma – News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Jan 1, 2022 - Captures the story of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) in rural Loving County, Texas who work for Occupational Heath and Safety International, which provides EMT services for the oil-field workforce and the surrounding community. Describes the dangerous working conditions, issues of stress and burnout, and the daily experiences of EMT workers in the area.
Source: Texas Monthly
Dec 17, 2021 - Describes the role of paramedics in transferring patients with chronic health conditions from a Critical Access Hospital in Gunnison, Colorado to larger hospitals with intensive care units. Discusses the increase in interfacility transfers (IFTs) that is requiring paramedics to drive outside their typical service areas and the potential shortage of ambulances in a large rural area during IFT trips.
Source: Kaiser Health News
Dec 9, 2021 - The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is seeking published and unpublished scientific information submissions to inform its review of Emergency Medical Service/911 Workforce Infection Control and Prevention Issues. The full research protocol is available for review on the AHRQ website. Submissions are due by January 10, 2022.
Source: Federal Register

Last Updated: 12/17/2021