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It's important to discover the truth behind disinfectants before you use them.
The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine’s Presidential Task Force on fatigue risk management published a guidance statement intended to assist in the design and implementation of a fatigue risk-management system (FRMS).
An ongoing controversy exists in some areas regarding who’s responsible for cleaning equipment left at the hospital.
Your agency should think about creating a fatigue management plan.
Study measures effect of sleep deprivation on EMS providers.
Experts discuss ambulance response times.
Nonprofits are a helpful avenue for support for EMS.
New ambulance specifications standards are due in June 2013.
Find out national EMS industry data, such as how many providers and ambulances there are.
Looking for a way to save money? Consider vaccinations and immunizations. According to Katherine West, BSN, MSEd, CIC, infection control consultant for Infection Control/Emerging Concepts Inc., a simple inoculation could save your agency a significant amount of money. “Prevention up front is 60–80% less costly than one exposure,” she says.
As EMS managers continue to look for ways to tighten budgets, some are returning to past practices as a way to trim a few dollars. Example: East Pierce Fire and Rescue in Bonney Lake, Wash., is going back to using vials instead of auto-injectors for some infrequently used drugs.
There is a sobering lack of critical information when it comes to EMS workforce issues. By systematically addressing the complex components and the needs of the various EMS delivery models, the EMS Workforce Agenda for the Future has distilled the issues, recognized the shortfalls and made specific, practical recommendations for moving forward.
A wave of recent consolidations in the EMS industry means public and private agencies need to learn to 'play together,' says one private ambulance firm CEO.
EMS crews are being held hostage in emergency departments, said one speaker from this year's Pinnacle Conference. Find out how he suggests EMS can free itself from EDs.
Healthcare reform has provided new avenues to recoup billions of tax dollars lost to fraud and abuse in the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and law firms are actively looking for informants within EMS.
A new way of calculating the Ambulance Inflation Factor (AIF) that changes Medicare fee schedules will mean that Medicare reimbursement will, on average, be at least 1% less than expected each year from now on.
Recently several U.S. ambulance companies have moved to private equity firms.
A shortage of D50 that made Oklahoma’s EMSA take a hard look at its supply practices could help your service.
Read about an EMS schedule that results in fewer hours or fewer days worked than traditional ones.
A white paper released by the IAEMSC and EMSLA would designate DHS as the federal lead for EMS.
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