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In a heartbeat: EMTs find their own reasons to sign up for a job where reaction time is everything

Divine Savior Healthcare paramedic Matthew Graf doesn't consider himself high-strung, but he has been known to regularly jump straight out of his chair when telephones, pagers or fax machines go off in his immediate vicinity.

Posted Thursday, August 23, 2007

National Firefighter Health Week

Firefighters not only battle fires and selflessly risk their lives for others, but they also battle a silent killer - heart disease. Heart attacks are the number one killer of fire and emergency personnel.

Posted Monday, August 13, 2007

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The Age of Moral Ambiguity

When was the last time you held a training session with your supervisors and employees on moral ambiguity? Ask the average worker in your EMS organization to discuss their approach to moral ambiguity in the workplace specifically in dealing with patients, co-workers and supervisors and you ll probably get a puzzled look.

Posted Thursday, August 2, 2007

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The Age of Moral Ambiguity

When was the last time you held a training session with your supervisors and employees on moral ambiguity? Ask the average worker in your EMS organization to discuss their approach to moral ambiguity in the workplace specifically in dealing with patients, co-workers and supervisors and you ll probably get a puzzled look.

Posted Thursday, August 2, 2007

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American Eurocopter selects Air Methods EMS products & completion services

DENVER, July 30 -- Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq: AIRM) announced today that American Eurocopter, LLC of Grand Prairie, TX, has selected Air Methods' Products Division (AMPD) to provide their single-engine emergency medical services (EMS) customers with medical interiors, avionics and airframe modifications, and equipment under an exclusive, long term agreement.

Posted Tuesday, July 31, 2007

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Master Planning for Public Safety Agencies

Typically, organizations that don't plan are destined to fail. Prior to executing an agency's path or direction, it's necessary to develop a clear strategy.

Posted Saturday, July 28, 2007

Shooting isn't real, but drill is crucial

RALEIGH -- The reports coming out of Daniels Middle School on Thursday morning were grim: multiple casualties with a gunman at large on the Oberlin Road campus.

Posted Saturday, July 28, 2007

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Bonus Content: EMS Competencies

It_s common to find a single course in EMS management, but where_s the academic rigor that should accompany an EMS management program? Are we preparing the leaders of the future ƒ now?

Posted Friday, July 27, 2007

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Why Are You Transporting Dead Patients? The Final Chapter

Readers may recall that in the process of describing the ambulance transport of a deceased child, I received some requests for a discussion regarding transport of patients in cardiac arrest. And so, in the spirit of J.K. Rowling, we begin the conclusion of this series.

Posted Tuesday, July 24, 2007


 

 

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