Where we are today in this country in dealing with patients who suffer from psychosis.
You can climb mountains if you just take a step. With enough determination, plus a little skill and luck, summits are achievable.
There’s been a lot of discussion on whether EMTs and paramedics should be required to have postsecondary degrees, but compensation mechanisms, the healthcare industry and leadership attitudes add to the complexity of the discussion.
The results of recent surveys can help inform us about the workplace changes that could substantially reduce turnover of EMTs and paramedics.
Start thinking creatively about the work your crews are already doing and the data that's being collected. Learn to use data as a canvas on which to paint a picture of diligent care delivered.
Given the current cultural, economic and politcal climate, healthcare and EMS is ripe for significant transformation.
Austin-Travis County EMS Medical Director Mark Escott provides his perspective and rationale for providing the proper equipment (e.g., IFAKs) and training (e.g., self-aid/buddy aid, TECC) to EMS and fire department first responders.
For Community Paramedicine EMS Coordinator Tangye Beckham, the alpha and omega of a successful MIH-CP program is empathy, since the program’s most important purpose to meet an unmet community need.
Doc Wesley and Medic Wesley unpack a study conducted by surveying EMS providers on their experience caring for patients in hospice.