Matthew Konya on the intersection of behavioral health and emergency medical services.
This single-institution study indicates that a refusal policy for the acutely intoxicated patient implemented by an EMS agency may reduce unnecessary transports to the hospital.
Severe muscle weakness/paralysis is a very complicated chief complaint for any provider. These patients are not the most common ones that you will see, yet they can be some of the most medically complex cases of one’s career.
You arrive on scene to find a 39-year-old firefighter complaining of dyspnea on exertion.
Remember when you dreamed of leaving EMS to spend more time with your kids? Welcome back.
Video telemedicine in the ambulance was a new concept to most paramedic survey respondents in this 2017 study, and most agreed or were neutral with the concept that telemedicine has the potential to improve the patient care experience.
The addition of an out-of-hospital social work program to an EMS system can have significant benefits for patients, EMS providers, EMS agencies and the communities that we serve.
As the country moves to slowly reopen, colleges and educational facilities will begin to allow students back on campus. The first groups of students will undoubtedly be from public safety and allied health programs.
An interview with Laura Begin, the EMS Coordinator at the San Ramon Fire Protection District (CA).
Kris Kaull shares his professional and personal perspective on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting EMS and healthcare, and how the industry can overcome the challenges it poses together.