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  1. Fire-Based EMS News: MD Fire Chief Orders Volunteer Company to Leave Ambulance in Service

    Online Articles

    Thu, 15 Aug 2013

    by one of its volunteer corporations that the basic life support transport unit (ambulance) will no longer be welcomed ..... 627 calls for service. This is the 10th busiest basic life support transport unit in the county. The loss of this unit

  2. New EMS Study Demonstrates How First Responder Crew Sizes and Paramedic Crew Configuration Influence Emergency Medical Response

    Online Articles

    Mon, 4 Oct 2010

    responder crew and an advanced life support (ALS) crew have a substantial ..... Some departments deploy only Basic Life Support (BLS) units and personnel, some deploy a mix of BLS and Advanced Life Support (ALS) units and personnel, and

  3. Fire-Based EMS: The Solution for an Ailing System?

    Magazine Articles

    Tue, 1 Feb 2011

    departments provide emergency medical treatment at the basic life support (BLS) level, using emergency medical technicians (EMTs), while others may provide care at the advanced life support (ALS) level using paramedics. Does your fire department

  4. HealthEdSolutions.com Now Offers HeartCode ACLS by the American Heart Association

    Online Articles

    Thu, 8 Mar 2012

    American Heart Association HeartCode Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Part 1 to its catalog of online courses. HeartCode ..... Health Education Solutions offers pediatric advanced life support (PALS) certification and recertification courses

  5. National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System: AEDs Save Firefighters

    Online Articles

    Fri, 11 Dec 2009

    situations a firefighter can face. The advent of advanced life support , AEDs, and trained first responders has combined to ..... Do you have immediate access to an AED and advanced life support ? 4. What is your department's protocol for clearing

  6. Treating Pregnant Patients with Edema

    Magazine Articles

    Tue, 1 Dec 2009

    small rural town with a population under 1,000, serviced by a volunteer fire department basic life support (BLS) ambulance. Advanced life support (ALS) is 30 minutes away, and the closest hospital is more than 40 minutes away. A 26-year

  7. All Bleeding Stops Eventually

    Magazine Articles

    Fri, 1 Feb 2008

    BY MICHAEL D. SMITH While responding as an advanced life support (ALS) first-response engine company to an industrial accident, you remember the last time you went to this factory. On that

  8. American Heart Association introduces new training for pediatric emergency care

    Online Articles

    Mon, 17 Dec 2007

    healthcare providers who regularly provide advanced pediatric life support and those who infrequently care for critically ill or ..... providers who do not regularly provide advanced pediatric life support or are not credentialed for advanced pediatric treatment

  9. APPARATUS DELIVERIES

    Magazine Articles

    Sun, 1 Apr 2007

    uses this AMERICAN LAFRANCE rescue truck as an advanced life support (ALS) vehicle, according to Assistant Chief David Collins. The unit can respond as an ALS or a basic life support (BLS) engine and also provides positive pressure ventilation

  10. American Heart Association Outlines 'Chilling' Plan To Prevent Brain Damage After Cardiac Arrest

    Online Articles

    Tue, 29 Jul 2003

    the world helped craft the advisory from the Advanced Life Support Task Force of the International Liaison Committee on ..... International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation's Advanced Life Support Task Force. The procedure, which aims to lower the