The level of standardization must be specifically chosen and incorporated into the design to ensure that each simulation is appropriate and useful.
EMS Agenda 2050 will help to pave a clearly proposed vision and template for the next era of truly modern EMS across the U.S. Your review of the draft document and related suggestions are encouraged.
When first responders arrive on the scene of an incident, their first job is to remain calm and in control of the situation, putting their emotions aside to focus on saving lives. But what happens afterwards? This stress of handling critical incidents – sometimes more than one in a single day – and the cumulative effect of working in emergency services can have a profound effect on one’s mental health
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.
Bryon Moore, vice president for an industry leading medical device manufacturer and a heart transplant recipient, shares his perspectives on the past, present and future of EMS.
An exclusive EMScapades comic published by JEMS, September 2018.
It should come as no surprise that we in EMS are routinely exposed to stress and psychological trauma significantly more than the general public. Psychological trauma can be fatal and EMS would do well to realize it.
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.
St. Elizabeth Healthcare finds closer collaboration after sharing data with EMS, laying the groundwork for outcome improvement, reducing fatigue and building stronger care delivery systems.
If you don’t have a drug diversion/misuse issue in your agency, it’s only because you’re not looking for it.