content by W. Ann "Winnie" Maggiore, JD, NREMT-P
A report on sleep deprivation released by the IAFC and USFA should profoundly affect EMS agencies in the way they fill staffing needs in the future.
In the field, what exactly is "abandonment"? Is it when you inappropriately transfer care? Is it when your system fails to respond? What about a scene that becomes unsafe?
Advances in technology have brought new meaning to the issue of patient privacy during and after EMS responses. The advent of cell phone cameras, text messaging and Internet access from EMS stations has opened up areas involving patient privacy...
Is public sector EMS better?
Courts will uphold terminations for striking a patient.
Evacuate from any multistory building.
For the evacuation of disabled or injured.
Evacuate non-ambulatory patients.
Provides true one-person operation.
Reduction in spinal load.
Cut risk of injury to caregivers.
Stryker Power-PRO is a hydraulically powered ambulance cot with industry-leading ergonomics. Foot end controls activate powered lifting and lower function for capacities up to 700 lbs. Operator safety and patient comfort are significantly improved.
Power-PRO XT powered ambulance cot dramatically reduces strenuous lifting and the associated risk of back injury.
SMRT — Stryker Managed Recharging Technology
Stryker Speed-Sheet is a unique approach to patient transfer.
Stair-PRO is scientifically proven to reduce the risk of operator injury. The operator position, adjustability of handles, angle of the track and the built-in descent control made Stair-PRO the safest chair in its product category.
Proven to reduce risk of injury.
The Ambulance Leadership Forum and a Yorkshire Ambulance... More >
- Government-Run vs. Private EMS
- Making Safety Sexy
- Culture of Safety Draft Document
- Video: Demanding Safety
- Arming Leadership for Safety Change
Ambulance Innovations from Europe
EMS provider roles around the world differ, and so do the vehicles we use to transport patients... Register>
EMS Airway Clinic
A rush-hour fire in Moscow's subway on Wednesday injured dozens of people, forced the evacuation of thousands of commuters and closed parts of the network, authorities said.
Leg access using the EZ-IO.
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AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher all-hazards preparedness & response tool
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Sneak peek of customizable run forms & more.
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