Administration and Leadership

EMS reimbursement revamp & boarding/diversion among top six to pursueThe American College of Emergency Physicians convened a meeting of emergency care organizations in Washington, D.C., on March 6 to consider the recommendations made by the Institute of Medicine for improving emergency medical care in the United States.Only three prehospital organizations ƒ the National Association of Emergency Physicians, National Association of EMTs and National Association of State EMS Officials ƒ were among the 18 groups invited to the meeting.
Administration and Leadership

Review of: Syrett J, Benitez J, Livingston W, et al: "Will emergency health care providers respond to mass casualty incidents?" Prehosptial Emergency Care. 11(1):49-54, 2007. The ScienceThis study was conducted in a medical center in upstate New York that was designated as a major receiving center in the event of a major biological terrorist event. The study was conducted through random anonymous surveys of healthcare professionals, which included emergency medicine physicians, nurses and EMS personnel.
Administration and Leadership

Review of: Syrett J, Benitez J, Livingston W, et al: "Will emergency health care providers respond to mass casualty incidents?" Prehosptial Emergency Care. 11(1):49-54, 2007. The ScienceThis study was conducted in a medical center in upstate New York that was designated as a major receiving center in the event of a major biological terrorist event. The study was conducted through random anonymous surveys of healthcare professionals, which included emergency medicine physicians, nurses and EMS personnel.
Administration and Leadership

  The recent death of a Baltimore fire cadet during training has hit the fire and EMS community hard. Racheal Wilson was a 29-year-old mother of two, who had been in the training academy since November when she fought the fire that would be one of her first, but also her last. The day before, two cadets were injured during training. Once again, those of us who are charged with taking care of others failed to take care of our own.
Administration and Leadership

For a quarter-century, JEMS has surveyed the largest EMS systems across the United States with the goal of providing a snapshot of the industry and having the results serve as a benchmark for individual services. Over the years, the survey has grown from just 50 cities and a handful of questions to the current 200 most populous cities and nearly 100 data points. Download the bonus material (searchable PDF) below for the complete list of cities and service providers.