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When Should Employees Be Paid for Being On-Call?


EMS provider agencies -- especially those in small towns or rural areas -- frequently assign "on-call" duties, during which times EMTs and paramedics are generally free to do as they please, but must wear a pager or other communication device and report for work when notified. When employees are asked to remain on call, the question arises whether the time spent on-call counts as "hours


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Regulations are disproportionate to the risks involved.

How Illinois' Trauma and EMS System of Care Helped Shape the Industry

The modern era of EMS systems has been formed in large thanks to policies first developed in Illinois.

Understanding Why EMS Systems Fail

Learn to recognize trigger points that could ruin your system.

The Reasons Why EMS Systems Go Astray

Normalization of deviance doesn’t happen overnight.

LifeFlight’s Blood Transfusion Practices Affirmed by New Study

Research soon to be published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS) shows that airlifted trauma victims who receive blood transfusions in...

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