The idea of an algorithmic approach to treating patients is not necessarily a bad thing in certain situations. It’s just that critical thinking must also be promoted.
It is always best to be clear and descriptive in your PCR documentation. Don’t leave a reader of your report guessing as to what you mean
JEMS Editor Emeritus A.J. Heightman assisted Take Heart America and Dr. Keith Lurie in bringing miraculous cardiac arrest survivor Greg Eubanks and his wife Laura to Paris to surprise Alina Health System Medical Director Charles Wick and the audience. A.J.'a exclusive JEMS article and video interview will be coming soon on jems.com.
I was recently exercising and listening to a podcast when the guest was asked: “What is one thing all leaders must have?” Her response was simple: “Courage,” she replied.
In 2017, approximately 115 emergency first responders died by suicide. Experts contend that this epidemic is associated with a variety of factors, one of which is access to mental health care.
Depending on the service you work for, you might find yourself getting good at patient care and truck repair.
In more than four decades in EMS, Mike Taigman has seen a lot. He ran thousands of calls as a paramedic; as a supervisor and manager, he supported crews running tens of thousands.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has become a prevailing topic of conversation in EMS and first responder circles. It has been described as a clear and present danger for emergency services personnel who are often exposed to human events that are stressful.
Amid reports of high rates of assault-related injuries among emergency medical services (EMS) personnel, anecdotal evidence suggests that many EMS agencies, and individual EMS professionals, are using, or considering the purchase of, a variety of solutions.
On Feb. 17, 2019, the Taiwanese Rhinoceros team and the Phoenix team took an 18-hour flight from Taiwan to Washington, D.C., to attend the JEMS Games at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.