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Care Flight Announces Reaccreditation From International Accrediting Body

The Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) is pleased to announce that Care Flight, the organization’s critical care transport service has received re-accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS). The accreditation includes Care Flight’s rotor wing program, as well as its fixed wing and ground ambulance. “I am incredibly proud of […]

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REMSA Offers CPR Classes Throughout February In Recognition of National Heart Month

Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, remains the leading global cause of death with more than 17.3 million deaths each year. REMSA is offering and participating in events throughout the month of February to raise awareness about heart health and to teach skills that could save a life in the event of sudden cardiac […]

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Hypothermia and Frostbite Safety Tips

During the cold winter months, hypothermia and frostbite are always possible, and need to be considered serious health threats – especially with senior citizens and small children. To protect yourself and loved ones, it is important to understand hypothermia and frostbite, and how to prevent them. Hypothermia and its main symptoms Hypothermia occurs when the […]

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Fifteen Care Flight Staff Earn “Wings” For Advanced Care Capabilities

In December, Care Flight awarded 20 of its critical care medical team members with recognition for advanced study, skills and achievements. They earned their “wings.” The ever-changing world of medicine has placed more and more requirements for training, skills and education on medical professionals, especially in critical care. Care Flight medical staff members must pass […]

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REMSA Hosts Free Community Outreach Program: Point of Impact

The Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) is offering free car seat installation and inspection check points as part of its Point of Impact community outreach program throughout 2018. 2018 Schedule: Saturday, January 20 at 10 a.m. Babies R Us, 4869 Kietzke Lane, Reno Saturday, February 24 at 10 a.m. Northern Nevada Medical Group, 5070 Ion Drive, Sparks […]

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Plumas County Recognized by Nor-Cal EMS for Emergency Service Success

In a joint announcement from Plumas District Hospital and Care Flight, Plumas County is recognized by Nor-Cal EMS for having the highest percentage of cardiac arrest field saves in Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Sierra, and Trinity counties, thanks to public bystander CPR and High Performance CPR by local emergency services personnel. In a letter from Shawn […]

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Stay Safe This Winter: Avoid Ice-related Injuries

With wet, snowy and cold weather conditions, it is important to be aware that ice may be present under your feet. This ice can be invisible to the eye and very dangerous. REMSA would like the share the following tips on how to stay safe this winter and to avoid ice-related injuries.   Seven quick […]

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Ski and Snowboard Safety Tips

Skiing or snowboarding is a fun activity that offers participants the enjoyment of being in the great outdoors, excellent exercise, a chance for families to bond and the potential for injury. REMSA would like to offer some tips to keep snow enthusiasts safe  on the slopes this winter Tips for skiing and snowboarding: Obtain proper […]

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REMSA Receives Grant to Help Save Pedestrian Lives

REMSA has received a $20,000 grant from the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), to educate the public about pedestrian safety in order to decrease injuries and deaths in Washoe County. The grant will be implemented with many regional partners, including the Washoe County School District (WCSD), the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC), and regional law enforcement […]

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Fun in the Snow/Sledding Safety

Often times an afternoon of fun in the snow can lead to careless injuries. By taking the right safety steps, these injuries can be prevented. In particular, sledding causes a high percentage of snow play injuries. REMSA and Care Flight would like to offer some safety tips to keep playing in the snow safe. Tips […]

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