Act Your Rank: Everyone wants the pay and title but can they do the job?

As my former chief said, we have to do the job that comes with the pay and title.

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

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Controversy: Should Paramedics & EMTs Be Eyes for Police?

Drug testing in EMS has been in the news a lot lately. What are your rights? What about your employer?

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

First Contact: The value of initial information

Appreciate the experienced first contact personnel you encounter on your scenes and include them on your team.

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

Mentoring New Members: Creating a successful program for your organization

We spend a great deal of time developing and implementing recruitment programs but often don't have a good plan for what to do with new members when they join.

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

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Preventing MRSA Through Education

Invasive MRSA -- the type that causes death -- is very rare and preventable.

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

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Substance Abuse

Drug testing in EMS has been in the news a lot lately. What are your rights? What about your employer?

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

The Lion's Bite: Anaphylaxis protocols prompt quick treatment & recovery

A patient was stung by a lionfish while he was cleaning his saltwater aquarium.

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

The Pause: Don't just do something. Stand there!

The hardest thing for any EMT to learn is how to think your way through a call.

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

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The Last Word: The Ups & Downs of EMS (02/08)

Featuring: Bikers to the Rescue, Ambulance Safety Is Her Mission, and Flu Shots Administered at Home.

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008


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