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Solutions for EMS recruitment and retention are hiding in plain sight

Syndicated Columnists - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 06:38
Even though the race to recruit, hire, engage and retain EMS employees is as intense as ever, there are working solutions within reach for every agency
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How do providers and leaders perceive EMS?

Syndicated Columnists - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 00:50
The 2018 EMS Trend Report asks EMS field providers, as well as leaders and chiefs, about their perceptions of the state of EMS in the U.S.
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How do providers and leaders perceive EMS?

Syndicated Columnists - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 00:50
The 2018 EMS Trend Report asks EMS field providers, as well as leaders and chiefs, about their perceptions of the state of EMS in the U.S.
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EMS community donates clothing, boots and money to paramedic students in need

Syndicated Columnists - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 23:42
EMS professionals, educators rally to support and “take care of the next generation of providers”
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Spanning Generations

Michael Morse - Rescuing Providence - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 17:05

 

I always try and remember that what we do spans generations. . .

1954

The fire started in the kitchen, he told me, his mother and aunt had been drinking, and forgot about the pan of oil on the stovetop. It ignited, then before they could put it out the stove caught fire. It was an oil stove, he said, before they had natural gas. He was in the attic bedroom with his brother when he smelled the smoke, and heard the screams from downstairs.

The fire spread quickly, the entire first floor went up, then the flames came after him and his brother. He was terrified, and thought he would die. His brother went to a window, and stood on the ledge as the fire trucks approached, but he couldn’t wait, and he jumped. A branch from a tree punctured his side, and he died shortly after hitting the ground.

My patient patient waited, a six year old boy, alone in an attic, fire approaching, heat intolerable, smoke choking him, but he waited, and the firemen came, and picked him up, and covered him best they could and carried him out of the house.

We sat in silence for a moment then, and I looked again at his leg, his entire calf and shin covered with scars from the skin grafts. The scars went all the way up he told me, but those firemen saved his life, and would have saved his brother, too, if he had waited.

“You fellas do a heck of a job” he said, as I checked the flow of the IV, and rechecked his vitals. He’s in his sixties now, has had four heart attacks, lives with a defibrillator implanted in his chest, and deformed legs, and a lost brother in 1954.

The sixty-something year old man on my stretcher still had the sparkle of the six year old kid whose life was forever marked all those years ago as he told me his story, and let another generation of Providence Firefighters do their job.

I closed my eyes for a moment, and pictured the old Jakes as they must have looked back then, and realized they were likely younger than me when they saved my patients life the first time. But to Albert it doesn’t really matter, because when he needs us, we are there.

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Improving EMS Study Habits

EMS Office Hours Podcast - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 15:50

This week I pulled a great segment that goes over some ways you can better focus and improve your study habits in EMS.

I believe that this can help you not just for exams but also when it comes to simply retaining the information that is vital to us as clinicians in the field.

Take a listen and be sure to jump over to iTunes when you are done and give a quick review.


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Firefighter training can be fun and serious at the same time

Syndicated Columnists - Sun, 09/23/2018 - 21:27
By taking an innovative and creative approach, training drills can maintain their educational value while also adding an element of fun
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EMS Agenda 2050 Quick Take: Healthy people are better students, workers and citizens

Syndicated Columnists - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 00:45
Making the EMS Agenda 2050 become reality will require strengthening the collaboration between EMS, public health and healthcare
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National recognition of first responders and humanizing industry personnel

Syndicated Columnists - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 20:14
Our co-hosts discuss two current events that both put a spotlight on the career field and call attention to the individuality of its professionals
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EMS Agenda 2050 Quick Take: Focusing on people – providers, patients, families – is the future of EMS

Syndicated Columnists - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 03:28
The EMS Agenda 2050 outlines six guiding principles for the future of emergency medical services
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Do We Lie In EMS?

EMS Office Hours Podcast - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 12:01

Do you think we lie in EMS? To our patients, our partners or our bosses. Maybe we do it to avoid uncomfortable questions, to keep the peace or to keep our EMS jobs.

Listen to this episode below and maybe you can answer the question. Have you ever lied as an EMS provider?

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