Everyone in EMS has received some training in liability issues associated with the delivery of patient care, but few of us who have become instructors have received any training regarding legal issues related to EMS education.
The repeal of the emergency response provisions of the Ryan White CARE Act has jeopardized the legal rights of some emergency responders following exposures to communicable diseases.
The 12-lead ECG has become an exceptional prehospital tool in the detection and treatment of life-threatening arrhythmias and cardiac-associated complaints.
Most of you out there, who have taught EMS for any length of time, can recognize, identify and categorize predictable patterns and behaviors of certain individuals who consistently stimulate an involuntary response of the oculomotor nerve (third cranial nerve).
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Are most people in EMS forced to work overtime?
Mohawk Ambulance Paramedic Ed Marchand and EMT Becky Rosko are seen "chasing" jockeys during the 2007 Travers Stakes in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Providing access to higher education, both within and outside your organization, is an important benefit to offer.
EMS is a serious business, but when the day is done, surprises break the monotony and foster a fun environment.
Editor-in-Chief, A.J. Heightman, meets John Wayne,; not the actor, but the real deal: a tough, dedicated, honorable man of action.
Between 2010 and 2014, the nation_s EMS agencies will transition to meet the goals outlined in the IOM-supported National EMS Scope of Practice Model (SOP).
This review will present the guidelines for post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) that have been developed to safeguard health-care providers, with emphasis on prophylaxis of HIV, HBV and HCV.
This article suggests one way EMS managers can„avoid hiring bad employees.
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