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International Prehospital Medicine Institute Literature Review, November 2019

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The mission of the International Prehospital Medicine Institute to provide the most up-to-date education at an affordable cost to those who provide medical care in the prehospital setting.

International Prehospital Medicine Institute Literature Review, October 2019

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The mission of the International Prehospital Medicine Institute to provide the most up-to-date education at an affordable cost to those who provide medical care in the prehospital setting.

Where in the World of EMS is A.J. Heightman?

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Photos by JEMS Editor Emeritus A.J. Heightman. A.J. and a team of instructors have been in rural Pennsylvania the last six days conducting specialized Tuscarora Tunnel MCI classes. It was conducted between Sept. 7 to Sept....

Dealing with Psychotic Patients

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Where we are today in this country in dealing with patients who suffer from psychosis.  

A Familiar Mountain Named Streetsense

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You can climb mountains if you just take a step. With enough determination, plus a little skill and luck, summits are achievable.

To Educate or Not to Educate: An Economic and EMS Role Confusion Conundrum

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There's been a lot of discussion on whether EMTs and paramedics should be required to have postsecondary degrees, but compensation mechanisms, the healthcare industry and leadership attitudes add to the complexity of the discussion.

Recruitment and Retention: A Perennial Problem in EMS

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The results of recent surveys can help inform us about the workplace changes that could substantially reduce turnover of EMTs and paramedics.

The Opportunity & Need for a Nuanced View of Prehospital Information

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Start thinking creatively about the work your crews are already doing and the data that's being collected. Learn to use data as a canvas on which to paint a picture of diligent care delivered.

Disruption Is on the Horizon, Are You Ready?

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Given the current cultural, economic and politcal climate, healthcare and EMS is ripe for significant transformation.

It’s Time to Train and Equip EMS Personnel to Respond to Active Threats

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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.