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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. Is a nationwide "crisis" or "shortage" of EMS professionals really upon us?

Posted Thursday, February 19, 2009

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2008 JEMS 200-City Survey

February JEMS includes the annual "200-City Survey," which sets the benchmark for practices in your organization by offering a national look at prehospital care.

Posted Sunday, February 1, 2009

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SIDS & EMS: What should we do?

What is SIDS? What causes SIDS? What role does EMS play in SIDS?

Posted Tuesday, January 20, 2009

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Your Most Feared Calls: Assessing & treating pediatric patients with undiagnosed pre-existing conditions

Every provider has been to an intimidating pediatric call. This article will go over assessing and treating children with undiagnosed pre-existing conditions, such as Down syndrome and epilepsy.

Posted Thursday, January 8, 2009

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Infectious Behavior: The link between infection training & disease control

Original research indicates that the gap between infection-control best practices and the actual precautions taken can be attributed to a lack of education, which should be addressed by expanding the national registry examination to better cover these topics.

Posted Tuesday, January 6, 2009

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The Root of All Data: One organization's important new approach to measuring performance

The easy part is collecting EMS data, but what do you do after you have it? Learn how Montgomery County Hospital District used the Six Sigma philosophy and their own initiatives to analyze data and effectively disseminate it.

Posted Tuesday, January 6, 2009

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From Worst to First?

In 2003 USA Today declared Washington, D.C. as the nation's worst EMS system. Read how our capital is moving forward with an ambitious plan to become the nation's best.

Posted Tuesday, December 30, 2008

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A Tight Squeeze

The objectives of this article are to recognize the importance of classifying the limited-access patient as a difficult airway; to identify the steps that need to be taken when assessing a patient's airway for difficulty; and to review the process for rapid sequence intubation.

Posted Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A Dirty Job: Compartment syndrome in a confined-space rescue

On the evening of Sept. 24, 2008, a 9-1-1 call was received reporting " man trapped in a tank" at the Brooklyn (N.Y.) Greenpoint Wastewater Treatment Plant. Dispatch immediately sent a patrol officer, as well as BLS and ALS units, to the site.

Posted Tuesday, November 18, 2008


 

 

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