News

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response developed outstanding PPE guidelines for EMS agencies to protect providers from Ebola and other infectious diseases. But, while guidelines and algorithms look great on paper, until you actually run it through with your co-response agencies (fire, police, sheriff, hospital and public health), you may not know where the issues might be in actually following the algorithm.
News

On Sept. 28, the EMS world as we knew it changed—not only in Dallas, Texas, but nationally. The interesting thing is none of us realized the change until 48 hours later when we learned the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. had been transported by a Dallas Fire-Rescue (DFR) ambulance.
Administration and Leadership

Prehospital professionals risk being nixed for job opportunities based on misuse of online social media, a survey of healthcare managers suggests. Results from a CareerBuilder survey indicate around 33% of healthcare organizations actively research a job applicant’s online profile before hiring. The impression that online appearance leaves may ultimately determine whether the candidate is hired or passed over.