EMS

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This story was originally published February 6. It has been updated as of February 9 at 1 pm.

The Atchison-Holt Ambulance District spans two counties and 1,100 square miles in the far northwest corner of Missouri. The EMTs who drive these ambulances cover nearly 10 times more land area than their counterparts in Omaha, the nearest major city. 

Rescue Workers Use Apps to Help Save Lives

Apr 14, 2015
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This story was provided to Sound Medicine by Stateline, an initiative of the Pew Charitable Trusts.

When 911 dispatchers get a call that someone has collapsed and stopped breathing, they quickly notify first responders. In hundreds of communities across the U.S., they now also send out a smartphone app alert summoning citizens trained in CPR.

Healthcare Super-Users

Dec 15, 2013