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8 reasons we are on the cusp of Peak EMS

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 02:46
A bold prediction that EMS patient transport to the hospital by ambulance is sure to peak, level off and decline as we near 2020
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Emergency Triage, Treatment and Transport reimbursement model is a watershed moment in modern EMS

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 02:22
EMS leaders react to ET3, HHS reimbursement model that recognizes the value of community paramedicine and emphasizes quality and outcomes
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4 effective strategies to cope with drug shortages in EMS

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 23:00
Pharmaceutical shortages are an ongoing challenge for EMS providers, but agencies can take proactive steps to address the issue
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5 ways to bring a culture of celebration to your EMS agency

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 19:00
Regardless of size or service model, here are a few ways your department can honor its employees throughout the year
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How to achieve operational uniformity with consolidated communication centers

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 23:27
Striking the balance between agency independence and operational synergy through conflict resolution, funding and governance
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8 things we wish the general public knew about EMS

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 02:48
After watching yet another television show that attempts to glamorize public safety providers, I thought about what really goes on inside our world
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4 ways to prepare EMTs for violent patients

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 02:40
If you’re attacked on the job, be mentally prepared, physically ready, press savvy, and able to justify your actions in court
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Combative patients: Don't be the 'calm down guy'

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 23:18
Regardless of how good your intentions are, yelling "Calm Down!" in someone's ear never, ever helps
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Q&A: How to encourage employee growth and maintain high standards

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 02:28
Eve Grau, co-founder of Royal Ambulance, shares the company's philosophy for cultivating highly-motivated employees and how it positively impacts their agency
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6 ways to defend yourself against verbal abuse

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 22:32
A verbal attack can be personal; here's how to deflect the blow
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4 tips for airway management mastery

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 02:51
Successful airway management is the culmination of preparation, practice and technique mastery
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NAEMT president addresses paramedic education questions

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 20:51
Our co-hosts discuss NAEMT's position on paramedic education requirements with President Matt Zavadsky
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EMS Pioneers: Wisconsin paramedic still active after 45 years in EMS

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 02:52
Steve Teale discusses the peculiarities of small-town practice and life after EMS
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Now is the age of EMS: it is time to revolutionize our practice

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 02:23
Advances in prehospital treatments and community paramedicine require a new paradigm of training and education for EMS
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MRSA, fentanyl, bed bugs: What are you bringing home with you?

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 06:00
Limit your exposure and clean the ambulance and your clothing before heading home after shift to avoid contaminating your home and loved ones
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7 things public safety officials need to know about Safe Haven laws

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 22:45
These state laws are designed to prevent infanticide and offer parents a safe place to surrender their child without fear of being prosecuted
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Is concealed carry a good option for EMS providers?

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 22:17
Our co-hosts discuss a new bill that recently passed Virginia's Senate to allow EMS providers the option to conceal carry on the job
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What should EMS providers consider before carrying a concealed weapon on duty?

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 22:16
EMS1 columnists react to a Kansas law that prohibits public employers from preventing their employees from carrying a concealed weapon while on duty
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Research Analysis: Using continuous feedback to drive cardiac arrest care improvements

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 20:18
There is no silver bullet for cardiac arrest care, just silver buckshot
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Do lights and sirens make an already distracted driver more dangerous?

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 04:05
An ambulance and vehicle collision immediately transforms an incident from the patient’s emergency to an emergency shared with the EMS crew
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