Using data analytics and the concept of Just Culture, Pinellas County EMS implemented a quality improvement infrastructure that yielded incredible results for transfer refusal protocols.
There are many variables that contribute to EMS clinicians being impaired by fatigue. After an exhaustive evaluation of the best available evidence on multiple fatigue mitigation strategies, a panel of experts have developed evidence-based guidelines that agency administrators can adopt to begin to better manage fatigue.
Prehospital ultrasound has many clinical applications that may reduce morbidity and potentially improve outcomes for patients with life-threating conditions.
Increasing numbers of EMS agencies are developing the capability to administer blood products to patients in need. Although this relatively new therapy in EMS appears to decrease mortality, there's more that can be done.
TXA has the potential to save thousands of lives a year across the United States. And yet, very few EMS systems have incorporated it into their protocols.
Discovered in the 1950s, tranexamic acid (TXA) is an antifibrinolytic medication that, over the last decade, has drawn considerable attention from researchers, clinicians and mainstream media.
Miscommunication is the number one cause of medical errors. What is EMS doing about it?
Learn more about the psychopharmacology of heroin and what EMS providers can do to deliver overdose care that goes beyond naloxone administration.
The community paramedicine program in the Pueblo of Laguna, New Mexico is a unique, team-based, skill-by-skill approach to community wellness.