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Disinfection Sprayers Going to NH Ambulance Services

Some 300 disinfection sprayers are going to be put in use by ambulance services throughout New Hampshire, officials said. The Granite State Health Care Coalition is providing the funding for the devices, according to U.S. News & World Report. The handheld device allows for 360-degree touchless disinfection and sanitizing. New Hampshire Bureau of EMS Chief Justin Romanello said the sprayers ...

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‘Smartbulance:’ Telemedicine Monitoring for COVID-19 Patient Evacuation

Learn how Magen David Adom in Israel started operating double-cabin ambulances to transport COVID-19 patients to the hospital.

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Marion County EMS (MO) Ambulance Decon

  First responders in northeast Missouri are using a new tool to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Marion County EMS is now using blue light technology to protect patients and crew members from COVID-19, WGEM-TV reports. Officials told the station they had this technology in the past but recently spent more money to make sure it is available ...

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Unsung Heroes Keep Frontline Heroes Rolling Along

Under normal circumstances, it’s essential for most people to get up every day and go to work to provide for their families – to pay the mortgage, put food on the table, heat and cool their homes and pay the bills in general. But these are anything but normal circumstances. Many of these same people who go to jobs every ...

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Ambulances Quickly Disinfected in Maryland

Maryland’s Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services has started to deploy a cleaning and disinfecting team in the emergency room at Howard County General Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine. Related: Transport of COVID-19 Patients When an ambulance arrives at the emergency room, the decontamination team cleans and disinfects the unit inside and out while the transport crew is transitioning ...

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Turkish Ambulance Carrying Suspected Virus Patient Attacked

ISTANBUL – A Turkish ambulance carrying a person suspected of having coronavirus was damaged by a group of people, according to a report. A person stopped the ambulance on March 29 and questioned the crew on the patient’s identity and if the person inside had the virus, the Hurriyet Daily News reported. One suspect threw punches when the ambulance crew ...

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South Dakota Ambulance Services Use Ambulances Designed for Virus Patients

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Medstar and Patient Care ambulances in South Dakota are now using specifically designated vehicles to transport COVID-19 patients. KELO-TV reports the two services have been selected by the state to help battle the virus. After transport, the truck is completely sterilized before going back in service. The pass-through from the driver’s seat to the back is ...

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Transport of COVID-19 Patients

If a patient with an exposure history and signs and symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 requires transport to a healthcare facility for further evaluation and management (subject to EMS medical direction), the following actions should occur during transport: EMS clinicians should notify the receiving healthcare facility that the patient has an exposure history and signs and symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 so ...

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