emergency medicine

Urgent care on wheels answers 911 calls that aren’t really emergencies

Not everyone who calls 911 with a medical concern needs an ambulance and a fully staffed fire truck to show up at their house. To become more efficient in addressing non life-threatening EMS calls, South Metro Fire Rescue Authority in the suburbs of Denver is testing out a scaled-down response team and vehicle profiled this […]

How a mobile health app and a CPR-trained mechanic helped save one infant’s life

A mobile healthcare app called PulsePoint is making headlines this week for being credited with saving the life of a one month-old baby in Spokane, Washington. The app empowers CPR-certified citizens to come to the rescue of their neighbors in need who are awaiting the arrival of emergency responders. Local public safety agencies purchase the […]