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Workforce Priorities: Three steps to determine what they are & move forward


In recent years, considerable media attention has been given to the shortage of EMTs and paramedics. Reports appear often enough to raise concern among the public, the medical community and policymakers alike that an ongoing or pending nationwide "crisis" or "shortage" of EMS professionals is upon us. Rural challenges are particularly prevalent in media coverage. The recent inclusion of a special rural EMS session at the National Conference of State Legislatures 2007 annual meeting suggests that concern among local politicians has reached a tipping point, which may prompt action.

Unfortunately, we know so little about the EMS workforce that it


EMS Week: A Time to Reflect and Call For Action in America

The celebration of EMS Week is a great opportunity to take a few moments and review one of the most historic documents in EMS history.

Rethink the Way EMS Does Patient Care Reports

EMS must let go of the idea prehospital care documentation is strictly about billing and creating a legally defensible record of events.

Littleton (Colo.) Fire Rescue Rolls Out Their Take on Mobile Integrated Healthcare

Firefighters and paramedics staff special vehicles to deliver unique care fast.

Crew Resource Management Can Improve Crew Efficiency

Crews performing in unison offer better learning opportunities.

Serving the Psychological Needs of Your Employees

How does your agency help employees cope with the traumas and stressors of EMS?

Pro Bono: Privacy within Mass Casualty Incidents

HIPAA compliancy in MCIs is challenging but feasible.

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