Rural Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Trauma – News
News stories from the past 60 days.
Staffing Issues Put One-Third of Rural Ambulance Services in Jeopardy, National Rural Health Association Says
Jan 23, 2020 - Summarizes a policy brief from the National Rural Health Association, describes how one third of rural emergency medical services are extremely short-staffed and in "immediate operational jeopardy." Addresses contributing factors such as the disparity that rural residents are more likely to die following traumatic injury than non-rural patients.
Source: The Rural Blog
Jan 14, 2020 - Commentary describes how providing police officers with medical training will help to fill the emergency medical service gaps in rural areas. Includes real life examples of rural towns that have begun implementing similar cross-training programs.
Source: Journal of Emergency Medical Services
Dec 31, 2019 - Features an EMS crew in rural Missouri that offers both emergency medical services and rescue to meet the needs of surrounding communities. Highlights the crew's preparation and dedication to providing critical services.
Source: Savvik Buying Group
Last Updated: 1/24/2020