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Concept Mapping

This month, I'll take you through how to create an effective concept map of calls or continuing education issues and use them to document competency and provide an alternative training method.

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

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Surge Capacity

A disproportionate number of federal and state grants are allocated to fire services, with EMS getting a small share of what's left. What happens when the unthinkable occurs and all resources are already deployed?

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

Cool' New Treatment

Professional football player Kevin Everett escaped paralysis, likely thanks to a prehospital induced hypothermia, which was started in the Rural/Metro ambulance that took him off the field.

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

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New CPR

A Purdue University professor says researchers found "only rhythmic abdominal compressions" (OAC-CPR) to be more efficient than current chest compression CPR.

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

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PCP Not for Me

Is it true that providers won't walk into a PCP's office unless they're taking a chest-pain patient to the hospital.

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

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Mentors in Memphis

The Memphis Fire Department initiated an EMS mentoring program to acclimate new paramedics and improve recruitment and retention.

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

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Around-the-Clock Care

Acadian Telehealth Monitoring wants to become the largest tele-health provider.

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

Beyond the Obvious

Treatment protocols are being memorized and hopefully understood, but I often reflect on the types of questions we ask students -- multiple choice, fill in the blank and the occasional essay question.

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

D.C. to Crosstrain Staff

Washington, D.C., is working to implement the recommendations recently released by the city's Task Force on Emergency Medical Services for reforming the DC Fire & EMS Department (DCFEMS).

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008


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