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Chart 1. U.S. median annual salaries for EMTs and paramedics, compared to the U.S. median annual salaries for all workers, firefighters, police and nurses in 2020.

Protecting Paramedicine Clinicians from Infectious Disease

We will have the best chances to succeed if there are concurrent efforts to address larger issues.
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Designated Infection Control Officers Need 24/7 Access to Member Medical Records

This article explains what information the DICO should collect and maintain and why the DICO should be the custodian of this information.
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New CDC Guidelines Recommend Against Annual Tuberculosis Testing

The CDC says annual Tuberculosis testing of health care personnel is not recommended unless there is a known exposure or ongoing transmission.

Virginia IsoPod Training

Crews have conducted training with the IsoPod, a device designed to isolate highly infectious or (internally) chemically contaminated patients.

Let’s Get it Straight: Ebola in 2021

Infection control consultant Katherine West talks about Ebola. Why is she discussing it in 2021? Hasn’t it come and gone? Not exactly.

Let’s Get It Straight: Clarifying an Exposure

Let's Get it Straight host Katherine West goes over the basics of exposure and what body fluids do and do not pose a risk.

CIDRAP launches COVID-19 Resource Center

The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota has launched an online CIDRAP COVID-19 Resource Center.