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After four decades, thousands of patients, and many amazing partners, I know we can do better for our patients, the public and ourselves ...
Seek out opportunities to widen the impact of compassionate care in the community your EMS agency serves ...
Autobiography from EMS Chief Don Lundy on his 40-year career from dispatcher to paramedic, and eventually to chief of the Charleston County (S.C.) EMS ...
From a controversial prom entrance to fulfilling the wishes of terminally ill patients, here are some unusual ways rigs are being used ...
The nationwide program helps terminally ill patients and family members fulfill last wishes on day trips to locations chosen by the patient ...
An overview of applicable state or federal legislation and opinions that may impact EMS agencies offering or considering a subscription program ...
The Kansas City (Mo.) Fire Department has invested $25,000 in scholarships to attend paramedic school, and is targeting minority students to diversify its team ...
The chief wrote in a staff memo that he is working with a consultant to develop a fatigue management plan ...
The iconic element, which honors fallen EMS providers, will be on display in 5 US cities as it travels to its new permanent home in Virginia ...
The thought of a young woman becoming an organ donor was pushed aside at the time but never left EMT Michael Morse ...
A nurse caring for my wife reveals that the ripple that started on a tragic night long ago at the bottom of an escalator beats with a steady rhythm ...
Don’t let anyone convince you that sloppy techniques and shortcuts are a necessary byproduct of the prehospital environment ...
After holding it in for 20 years, a paramedic begins to talk and realizes the cycle of strife can be broken ...
Early preparation and information gathering will ensure you and your field personnel are ready when the AHA instructional materials are released ...
After her husband Alexander died, Jeanette said, "Wait for me, I'll be there soon," and died hours later ...
The last five years has also seen the lowest number of deaths in any five-year period since record keeping began in 1916 ...
A book review of "Lights and Sirens: The Education of a Paramedic" by Kevin Grange ...
We can’t let ourselves get to the point that the only reason we’re still alive is the fact we have a cheap gun ...
More than a quarter-million LEGO pieces were used to build the ambulance ...
Support from EMS providers and for EMS providers is needed to relieve stress and direct providers in need to help ...