Nebraska City Council Approves Community Paramedicine Partnership

first_imgLINCOLN – Fire department paramedics and emergency medical technicians would make basic health care house calls on some McCook area residents under a program that’s expected to begin by the end of January.The council last week approved a memorandum of understanding that will require approval from department’s two program partners: Community Hospital and McCook Clinic. The Community Hospital Health Foundation has committed $10,000 for the program, the McCook Daily Gazette reported (http://bit.ly/1QREycY ).McCook Fire Chief Marc Harpham told the City Council that Community Paramedicine is aimed at reducing the burden on emergency personnel. The program lets the hospital and clinic screen patients to see who might benefit from the extra at-home help.“These are patients that kind of fall through the cracks, so to speak,” he said, adding that they don’t qualify for home health care, and might not understand or are unable to follow medical instructions provided as they leave the hospital.Many of the participants likely will be people often seen in the emergency room and transported by the department ambulance repeatedly, Harpham said. The overall goal is to minimize those nonemergency transports and increase the medical services to those patients at their homes.The medics’ free visits “would just consist of doing some basic assessment, blood pressure, vital signs, checking sugars, doing some education with them if we need to,” Harpham said. “All of the things that we intend on doing with this are currently within the regulations, within our scope of practice as paramedics but also as EMTs,” he said.Each patient in the program will be visited four times over a four-week period. No more than 10 patients will be seen during a month, Harpham said, and no more than 120 patients in the first year. He expects most of the program participants will be McCook residents, although his department’s ambulance service area covers 320 square miles of southwest Nebraska.“It’s not where they live but what their circumstances are,” the chief said told The Associated Press on Monday.last_img read more

Two Medics, Three Firefighters Hurt after Being Struck at CO Crash Scene

first_imgA vehicle struck a Falck Rocky Mountain ambulance while firefighters and EMTs were working at the scene, the report said. None of the injuries were life-threatening. Related: EMS Instructors Teach Scene Safety Roadway incidents are among the most deadly scenes for fire and rescue operations. Three firefighters and two EMTs were hospitalized in Colorado after they were struck by a car while operating at the scene of an accident, according to a report.center_img Thedenverchannel.com reported that the crash occurred around midnight Friday on Interstate 225 in Aurora.last_img read more

Osceola County seeks special magistrates

first_imgOsceola County seeks special magistrates April 15, 2017 Regular News O sceola County seeks special magistrates The Osceola County Value Adjustment Board is now accepting applications for attorneys interested in serving as special magistrates for the 2017 VAB. Attorney special magistrates must be a member of the Bar with no less than five years experience in the area of ad valorem taxation. Applications may be found at www.osceola.org/core/fileparse.php/2731/urlt/032217_special_magistrate_application.pdf. The application deadline is 5 p.m., May 22. For more information call 407-742-2100.last_img read more

MLB.com Predicts a Trade Deadline Move for the Indians – It May Not Be What You Think

first_img Related TopicsfeaturedIndiansTrevor Bauer Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Matt Loedecenter_img The MLB Trade Deadline is now just over a week away, and there’s plenty of eyes on the Indians and what they are going to do with a roster that has been playing some of the best baseball of the season in the last two months.The team is three games away from first (something that many thought would never happen) in the AL Central, and the team is 16 games over .500 after the win over the Jays on Monday.With that, some have now felt the team will be buyers in the trade market next week – and MLB.com has a set of predictions which includes the team getting – wait for it – outfielder Yasiel Puig from the Reds.Here’s what MLB.com said about such a move:The Reds received a great deal of credit last winter for adding to their team in an attempt to break a skid of six straight losing seasons, but it hasn’t worked — at 44-53, they’re once again in last place in the NL Central. That means they’ll likely pivot and sell off their impending free agents, and that might mean Puig, who shook off a brutal start (.192/.226/.354 in April) to rake; since June 1, he’s been one of the 20 best hitters in baseball (.318/.358/.635), as good as Cody Bellinger or Alex Bregman. There’s actually a strong baseball fit with the Cubs, though we’ll consider that unlikely after last month’s Pedro Strop-related shenanigans, so Puig stays in Ohio, heading to a Cleveland club that’s back in the playoff race and still in need of outfield help, even with Oscar Mercado and Tyler Naquin playing well.So if the Indians are in the ‘buying’ for Puig, what does that mean for pitcher Trevor Bauer, who many think the team will move due to his value and next year’s rising salary?For now, MLB.com says that the team will KEEP Bauer, saying the team simply ‘can’t make this move right now.’It’s tempting to think Cleveland could buy and sell at the same time — Tampa Bay did this last year when they traded Chris Archer away while acquiring Tommy Pham — but the Indians have played so well lately that they’re just three games out in the AL Central and in possession of a Wild Card spot. They still don’t have firm return dates on Corey Kluber or Carlos Carrasco, though they expect to see both again this season. This would be different if they were still 11 1/2 games out, as they were in June, but they can’t make this move now. An offseason Bauer trade might still be in the cards.last_img read more

Mr. Met’s uniform

first_imgYes, Mr. Met and other mascots have different costumes. I remember Mr. Met having some kind of rain gear (yellow rain coat and hat) last year. SportsLogos.Net Didn’t you know it’s Mr. Met that decides what the Mets are going to wear that night? Link to post 0 Mr. Met’s uniform Actually, I spoke with one of the guys who plays Mr Met outside the stadium before a playoff game a few years ago. Wait. You are telling me that Mr. Met is not real, but a person in costume? First Santa, then the world of sport mascots. My world is now shattered. By slapshot, June 29, 2006 in Sports Logo News Share this post 12 Recommended Posts 1 198 posts Sports Logos 0 0 Share on other sites Posted June 30, 2006 Go To Topic Listing Location:Hartland, WI 0 Sports Logo News Share on other sites Posted June 29, 2006 4,155 0 griffelh Sign in to follow this   Let’s Go Buff-a-lo! This topic is now closed to further replies. Followers 0 slapshot Share this post Posted June 29, 2006 All Activity Moderators Yes, Mr. Met and other mascots have different costumes.  I remember Mr. Met having some kind of rain gear (yellow rain coat and hat) last year. This thing is great. I would love to see the Mets play in this. 574 posts 4,155 (edited) Members 5 12 Share this post Tazz013 12 11,387 posts Posted June 29, 2006 1 Forums Home jkrdevil Jerseys and Caps Fill My Closets Posted June 29, 2006 Link to post Share on other sites Share this post Lucky Number Share on other sites Share on other sites Members Members 1 0 Share this post 721 5 Link to post Share on other sites 4,155 Edited June 29, 2006 by jkrdevil Sign in to follow this   4,646 posts Location:Long Island, NY Tazz013 Share this post 0 jkrdevil 701 posts Medical Crab KevinMcD 0 griffelh Link to post dfwabel benJAMMIN039 Followers 0 benJAMMIN039 721 SportsLogos.Net 0 Posted June 29, 2006 Location:SUNY Cortland Link to post before a playoff game a few years ago. a few? jk, this is the year! It’s been much too longGo Mets! dfwabel 5 28,545 posts I’m watching the Red Sox game tonight, and saw both Wally the Green Monster and Mr. Met hanging around the broadcast booth. Mr. Met was wearing a black hat, and the black jersey that reads “Mets”.Tonight (and last night), the Mets are wearing their black road jerseys, with “New York” across them.My question is this?does Mr. Met have multiple uniforms, depending on what the Mets wear, or does he always wear the black hat and jersey?I suppose this could extend to other mascots as well, I ‘ve never noticed if they change uniforms either. Link to post slapshot Members Actually, I spoke with one of the guys who plays Mr Met outside the stadium before a playoff game a few years ago. The team does not tell the Mets Party Patrol, of which Mr Met is a part, what uniform they are wearing that day, Mr Met has to guess. He has the current home jerseys and he has a blue and a black cap. He also has a Superman outfit, an Elvis outfit and the rain gear, among others. He does not have road jerseys. Banned 0 Share this post 721 0 Posted June 29, 2006 0 Members Sports Logo News 17,857 posts Forums Home KevinMcD All Activity Link to post Share on other sites 0 Mr. Met’s uniform Sports Logos Mr. Met’s uniformlast_img read more