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Fentanyl Facts and Fiction: A Safety Guide for First Responders

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EMS providers, firefighters and law enforcement officers can respond safely to incidents where illicit fentanyl is present without unnecessary anxiety by following some pretty simple guidelines, which represents the best evidence currently available and can serve as a standard for all first responders.

Data-Driven Approaches to Reducing Provider Fatigue

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Two Texas EMS agencies harness data to better manage the need for well-rested caregivers.

The Mushroom Chronicles: The Case of the Poisonous Omelet

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Upon EMS arrival, all three patients are lying on the kitchen room floor in the fetal position with copious amounts of vomitus around them. The mother and father are actively vomiting and the son is dry heaving.

Preparation and Training for the Ambulance Patient Offload Time in EMS Systems

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An international survey of EMS medical directors was conducted and showed concurrence with a concern for enhanced risk during the ambulance patient offload time (APOT) and the need for targeted training in this area.

Thinking About Applying for CMS’ New ET3 Model?

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Here's what you should be considering now!

Cape Breton Paramedic Conference: Looking Back and Moving Forward

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The Cape Breton Paramedic Conference takes place just outside of Sydney in Nova Scotia, Canada, every September, and delivers world-class paramedic education in addition to debates about prehospital care plus a little humor and fun, too.

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

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Attendees of the National EMS Safety Conference heard from a variety of speakers with multiple perspectives on active shooter incidents.

Quality in EMS: Past, Present and Future

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Quality should be pervasive and accessible to every EMS system, and a culture of improvement synonymous with the culture of EMS.

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.

Improving EMS Patient Care with Communication Technologies

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Deputy Executive Director Barry Luke at the National Public Safety Telecommunications Council discusses how new communications technologies such as FirstNet, wearable patient monitoring devices and artificial intelligence benefit EMS patient care.