Administration and Leadership

The first annual Midwest EMS Expo took place May 2-3, 2018, in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Co-sponsored by the American Ambulance Association (AAA), Professional Ambulance Association of Wisconsin (PAAW), and Minnesota Ambulance Association (MAA), the Midwest EMS Expo features content from national- and state-level ambulance experts. As the official media partner of the Expo, JEMS was on site for the first expo of its kind.
Administration and Leadership

This article will explore the legal ramifications of EMS personnel attempting to “freelance” by providing services at athletic events, car races, concerts, movie sets, mountain bike competitions and other events where they are not part of a recognized EMS service, and have no physician supervision.
Administration and Leadership

This is the second article in a series about performance measurement and improvement. This article is a real world scenario based on a fire and emergency services organization that provides service for an affluent suburban county with a population of 750,000 and an annual EMS call volume of over 40,000. Fire and Emergency Services (FES) started the effort to record, measure, and analyze performance data when they found they couldn’t answer basic questions about their performance.
Administration and Leadership

Falsification of EMS records is nothing less than a deadly sin. A single incident can end employment, jeopardize continued certification and licensure, and potentially lead to civil lawsuits and criminal charges. What exactly is falsification of records? How prevalent is it? Given the risks, why do people do it?