It is never hard to tell if it's the rookie's first shift.
A major reason for EMS employee turnover is salary. However, the findings of the 2019 annual EMS Employee Retention survey (conducted by the American Ambulance Association and Avesta) suggest the need for more creative human resource approaches and strategies that enhance employee engagement.
High-quality CPR is one of the few interventions proven to enhance neurologically intact survival from cardiac arrest.
A.J. is in Norfolk, Va., speaking at the 40th anniversary of the Virginia EMS Conference.
Terrorism and mass shootings in the United States have shifted first responder tactics to providing care in "warm zones," areas that potentially are under threat.
The information that John Becknell, PhD and Aarron Reinert presented was invaluable in helping leaders learn where they are falling short and how they could improve their leadership skills.
Paramedic school is over, your new patch is sewn on, and you have your stethoscope around your neck. The last 16 months have been some of the toughest and miserable moments of your life. You have passed all the tests and the state cleared you for your license. You walk in the door at the station and it suddenly hits you – you have no idea what you are doing.
JEMS Editor Emeritus A.J. Heightman is at the 2019 American Ambulance Association (AAA) Annual Conference & Trade Show at the Gaylord Resort in Nashville, Tennessee, where he is sharing the keynote presentation with AAA board member Rob Lawrence.
Facing the threat of a disaster or managing the aftermath of such an incident, either natural or manmade, can be tragic.
Easily the #1 reason that we aren't allowed to dress up for Halloween while on shift.