This article discusses the essential traits of EMS people; how to create & sustain the right environment and how to take care of your people.
Incidents„where„scene photography has resulted in employee terminations and resignations, national news coverage, and embarrassment for the EMS providers shows that it's time to develop„& enforce a photo policy.„
This article reviews the adult ALS protocols of four EMS systems, each serving populations greater than 1 million.
This article discusses the benfits of ICDS, their possible defects, and how to identify bad shocks.
Emergency response vehicles represent one of the most significant costs for local governments. Most agencies demand 24-hour coverage, requiring long service hours for vehicles.
EMTs and paramedics speak about their involvement before, during and after the collapse of the World Trade Center (WTC) on 9/11.
EMS agencies need to create photography polices that specifically include camera and video phones due to their increasing prevalence.
EMTs and paramedics from the Oklahoma City Fire Department (OCFD) and Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) treat a fall victim at a construction site.
This case demonstrates the importance of 12-lead ECGs, STEMI recognition and rapid door-to-needle time for proper intervention and recovery whenever a provider thinks the incident may be cardiac-related.
This article describes how baby boomer medics view the new generation.
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It turns out, toilet paper is versatile and the perfect solution for many problems.
No one at Littleton Fire Rescue can remember a traumatic incident, like the one involving Victor Soto, having such a positive outcome.
It's that time of year when we all make New Year's resolutions and set personal goals, such as losing weight and paying off credit card debt. But what about setting professional goals?
American Medical Response was ready to fulfill its obligations to FEMA when asked.
If an emergency vehicle operator accepts responsibility for the consequences of using warning equipment, they need and deserve the authority to make those decisions.
Improving prehospital care is a partnership between providers and medical direction.„Concerns from paramedics and physicians drove changes in„New York protocol, including the introduction of fentanyl as an EMS analgesic.
Does your volunteer organization struggle to maintain your building, equipment and basic needs? Or do you have so much money you aren't sure how to spend it appropriately, keep members happy and avoid turning into a commercial entity? This article offers a solution for volunteer organizations struggling with not enough or too much money.
„A surviving victim of„a scaffolding collapse„fell approximately 47 stories into an alley between two buildings. The clinicians who cared for this patient called his survival and recovery nothing short of a miracle.
This column, subtitled "Your Challenges, Your Solutions," gives volunteers a chance to think about themselves and their organizations.
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