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In healthcare, the future is now; just ask Alexa

Syndicated Columnists - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 20:23
From drone delivery of AEDs, to Siri and the now HIPAA-compliant Alexa, cutting-edge technology is promising seamless communication for EMS
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Another Way To Say It

EMScapades Cartoon - Tue, 04/09/2019 - 08:51
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Michael Morse - Rescuing Providence - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 09:08

It’s 0600 hrs.,

the sun remains hidden,

waiting under the horizon

to swallow the darkness.

thirteen hours into an endless thirty eight hour shift

I’m not sure if my day has begun

or my night has ended

In a forth floor apartment contractions start

Five children, all under five years old

wake to screams

and another is about to join them

Her water breaks as the sun rises

her door is locked

the baby is born

we force the door,

and wrap the child,

cut the cord

and tell the world

over the air

“time of birth 0615 hours.”

Hours later a grieving widow sits in a limo, crying

Her husband lies in his casket a few miles away.

The funeral must wait, another problem has risen

As a car fleeing the police

crashes into the funeral procession

She is injured, but refuses to go with us

You only bury you husband once she explains

So we bend the rules

and help her to the funeral home

and wheel her in

past the casket,

the preacher never stops

She sits on our stretcher

the cervical collar digging into her skin

And listens

As her husband is laid to rest.

It’s a little past noon

one has joined us, one has left

A mother holds the miracle in her arms

And a wife lets her husband go.

And Rescue 1 returns to service,

with fifteen hours to go

In a long, remarkable shift.

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How to prepare for and react after contact with emerging opioids

Syndicated Columnists - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 06:00
Manufactured, concocted and blended opioids require EMS training, PPE and decontamination strategies
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How to say no to an overtime request

Syndicated Columnists - Sun, 04/07/2019 - 22:58
Explaining the reason you are unable to cover an open EMT or paramedic shift is unnecessary and counter-productive
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More Precious Than Gold

EMScapades Cartoon - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 11:27
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Inside EMS celebrates 5 years, 250 episodes

Syndicated Columnists - Thu, 04/04/2019 - 05:35
Our co-hosts discuss how the EMS industry has changed over the last five years, and what the future looks like for providers
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6 ways to improve roadway operations safety for emergency responders

Syndicated Columnists - Thu, 04/04/2019 - 03:50
Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Carlos Rosario shares his recovery after being struck on a roadway and promotes safety during Distracted Driver Awareness Month
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It’s All Relative

EMScapades Cartoon - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 08:48
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5 things EMS providers should know about seeking mental health treatment

Syndicated Columnists - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 05:24
Consider the benefits of seeing a mental health professional to help manage EMS acute and chronic stress
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What’s your department’s suicide prevention plan?

Syndicated Columnists - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 01:35
Here are five ways EMS is leading the way and doing more to prevent death by suicide
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5 errors that are giving you incorrect blood pressure readings

Syndicated Columnists - Mon, 04/01/2019 - 22:42
Blood pressure may be the vital sign we measure the most and understand the least
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Focusing On Emotional Aspects Of EMS

EMS Office Hours Podcast - Mon, 04/01/2019 - 16:08

This week we talk about new EMS professionals, trying to translate the classroom to the street and is it OK to cry in front of your students. The challenges we face on critical calls that go beyond decision making and focus on the emotional aspect of calls often not talked about.

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4 steps to achieve true fitness in fire/EMS

Syndicated Columnists - Mon, 04/01/2019 - 00:44
Use these techniques to build a great foundation of first responder-specific strength and become tactically fit
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EMS in 280 characters: 1 Tweet per topic

Syndicated Columnists - Mon, 04/01/2019 - 00:24
From paramedic degrees, to ALS vs. BLS; boiling down the hot topics in EMS #grammarisoverrated
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EMS in 280 characters: 1 Tweet per topic

Syndicated Columnists - Mon, 04/01/2019 - 00:24
From paramedic degrees, to ALS vs. BLS; boiling down the hot topics in EMS #grammarisoverrated
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Quiz: Autonomic nervous system

Syndicated Columnists - Mon, 04/01/2019 - 00:14
Take this quiz to test your knowledge of alpha and beta receptors and how the autonomic nervous system works
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Maybe Hold Back A Bit

EMScapades Cartoon - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 09:32
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Sexual assault against fire/EMS providers: Talk about it

Syndicated Columnists - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 03:57
Define what behaviors are off limits and what to do if an assault against emergency responders does occur
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Pulsara CEO stresses importance of effective documentation, communication

Syndicated Columnists - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 01:12
Our co-hosts sit down with Dr. James Woodson, found and CEO of Pulsara, who discusses the importance of communication and documentation when it comes to patient care
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