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Hospital In Chicago Will No Longer Take Patients From Ambulance Services To Save Money by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 13 Jan 2011 9:45am By doing do the hospital expects to save $20 to $25 million each year but other hospitals may feel the pinch as the patients will need to go somewhere for help.  The hospital will still take walk in ER patients and plans to make room for more outpatient services.  BD The hospital tells CBS 2 that out of the 40,000 emergency room pati ... Read on »
So what can I call an ambulance for? by Beaker .. Patient Expert Posted Sat 20 Dec 2008 7:20pm Original posted 19/12/08. Edited 20/12/08 In this time of too many calls and not enough ambulances I thought I'd try and give you an idea of the main things we look at. This isn't the shortcut to a quick ambulance. These are the 4 areas that could cost you your life and hence have the most effect on our triage system. Chest Pain You have pr ... Read on »
The tummy ambulances by Stuart G. Patient Expert Posted Sat 15 May 2010 10:02am Day shift: Nine calls; five by ambulance; four by car. Stats: 3 abdo pains; 1 alcoholic fit; 2 head injuries; 1 unwell; 1 allergic reaction; 1 ?TIA. I don’t want to say it’s typical... but it is. Abdominal pains at work – very common, especially in the low-paid services sector. So it didn’t surprise me that an employee of a posh club in ... Read on »
Ambulating fool! by rscowtown Posted Fri 07 Aug 2009 7:15pm Yup that'd be me an ambulating (walking) fool! Went for a nice walk with a wls support group friend yesterday, but it was very buggy, to the point of "don't talk!!!!" lake flies yuck! but im glad im not squeemish about them or i'd have been in big trouble. We went across a former train trestle over little lake butte des morts (im sure i spell ... Read on »
I Wasn't Born a Crusty Ambulance Driver...My First Run... by CrustyAmbulanceDriver .. Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 19 Aug 2009 5:03pm I wasn't born a Crusty Ambulance Driver. At one time I was a sympathetic trainee, in the back of the box. I was scared, conscientious, enthusiastic, and compassionate. At one point, I even remember getting fired up, thinking, 'I'm going to learn my job so well that nobody will ever die in my care.' This was long before the box beat my ass, over a ... Read on »
It wasn’t the geriatrics that needed the ambulance by Paula K Posted Sat 12 May 2012 12:13pm Guess where I am.  Thinking about it that’s not difficult enough, heck its not difficult at all – chances are if I’m on a short break I’ll be in The Royal – so have an attempt at what brought me here, other than an ambulance.  It didn’t even have sirens on and indeed had blacked out windows on the sides rather than no windows.  I’m pretty confide ... Read on »
Another ride in an Ambulance part 1... by groovychik007 Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Fri 21 Aug 2009 11:09am After the boyfriend went back down to Bournemouth, I was still having trouble swallowing and coughing up all the time and the PEG still with infection and because I was having trouble moving about so mum thought it best to call the G.P, he said he would send me to A+E via an ambulance. I just wanted to feel better. The Ambulance came quicker than t ... Read on »
Determined Texas woman, 92, votes in ambulance - Yahoo! News by Lisa C. Posted Tue 04 Nov 2008 5:54pm Determined Texas woman, 92, votes in ambulance - Yahoo! News. AP SAN ANTONIO – Betty Owen is 92 and after a stroke four years ago, needs a feeding tube and can't walk. But she was determined not to miss Tuesday's election. She arrived at her polling place on a gurney in an ambulance, where an election judge and support worker climbed aboard wit ... Read on »
Radiation Treatments by Ambulance by Lori P. Posted Sat 13 Mar 2010 9:35am While Dave was in the hospital they started radiation treatments to his T8 vertebrae area.  Because Dave couldn't move hardly at all without tremendous pain and effort, "people" were sent to get him.  "People" turned out to be an ambulance crew.  Ok, so we are across the street from the Cancer Center and Dave had to be taken out on a gurney, ... Read on »
My first ambulance ride by Melissa H. Posted Tue 14 Dec 2010 5:08pm Thankfully,  I was the patient today. Better than either of my children. We had the first snow of the year, and it was just a dusting. When I left the house to go to work today, the temperature outside was 20 degrees. Every day I drive down a steep hill that can be treacherous in bad weather. When it’s covered in wet leaves, it is incredibl ... Read on »