Doc Wesley and Medic Wesley offer their perspectives on a study about morbidity and mortality associated with lift assists.
The Nordic collaboration on benchmarking EMS began in 2014, with a goal to develop comparable data to support improvement of patient safety and quality in by 2018. Find out the preliminary quality indicators that the group is now working on finalizing.
Enhancing the use of the EMS safety goals by incorporating them into simulation activities is an important way to achieve a culture of improved patient safety. Here are some ideas for simulation activities to improve patient safety during airway management, with bariatric patients and during patient handoff.
In 2016, two Pasco County (Fla.) Fire Rescue EMS providers were potentially exposed to hepatitis C while provided emergency medical care patients experiencing significant behavioral outbursts after using a synthetic cannabinoid called "spice."
What you need to know about capturing a critical patient's declaration on video, and how it may later be presented as evidence in court.
JEMS Editor-in-Chief A.J. "Santa Claus" Heightman reflects on the importance of our December issue and supplement.
Check out the latest products reviewed in JEMS.
Translating sensitivity and specificity from the more abstract realm of statistics or research to the nitty-gritty reality of the street can provide some unexpected benefits.