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No More Excuses

Posted Wednesday, January 7, 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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Measuring Fitness: How to do it & why it's important to EMS

Measuring your physical fitness is an important part of your job as an EMS provider.

Posted Monday, January 5, 2009

Dead Weight: Pay attention to your body's signals

Pay attention to your body's signals

Posted Monday, January 5, 2009

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Resist This!

Strengthening muscle groups used during a day's work will help reduce pain because those areas will be strong enough to handle a little abuse here and there.

Posted Monday, December 22, 2008

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'Tis the Flu Season: Do we get paid when we're sick?

Do EMS providers receive adequate paid sick time?

Posted Tuesday, November 18, 2008

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More Than Just a Standard: NFPA 1584 defines the rehab process

There's a new standard that you need to become familiar with. It's National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 1584, the Standard on the Rehabilitation Process for Members During Emergency Operations and Training Exercises.

Posted Thursday, November 13, 2008

From the Editor: Your Other Partner

A good partner is reliable and strong -- and always has your back. However, partners often get separated. That_s why every EMS provider should have a portable ˙partner.Ó

Posted Thursday, November 13, 2008

Va. EMT Dies During Training

Posted Thursday, November 13, 2008


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