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What EMS agencies can learn from Cleveland sports teams

- 07/22/2014

While I’m proud to call Arizona my home since 2000, I grew up in Cleveland — a city that constantly seems to be the punchline of every national joke. I still remember watching ...


How to solar power an ambulance or fire truck

- 07/11/2014

Do you know the KOPL for your fire apparatus or ambulances? KOPL stands for key-off parasitic load, which sounds sort of scary but really isn't — unless of course you're an apparatus ...


What are the biggest misconceptions about paramedics?

- 07/10/2014

By Anderson Moorer, EMS1 Contributor The most common is mistaking a paramedic for an "Ambulance Driver." Paramedics receive a tremendous amount of training, from specialist medical ...


Top 10 punchlines to EMS T-shirt slogans

- 07/10/2014

If you frequent any of the various EMS Facebook pages, you know they represent a sort of virtual EMS squadron where we can all gather to gripe, commiserate, share stories, educate each other ...


Can less ALS mean better BLS?

- 06/24/2014

Would you prefer a surgeon who did surgery three times a year but started on time, or one who did surgery 50 times a year but got there five minutes late, after the nurses had already prepped ...


3 tips to finding the right EMT course

- 06/24/2014

An Everyday EMS reader asked, "I want to become an EMT. How do I find an EMT course?" The ease of finding your options and choosing an EMT course depends a lot on where you live, ...


Why real experience makes successful EMS instructors

- 06/19/2014

Recently the National Association of EMS Educators posted this question on social media: "Do you think EMT programs should only be taught at a hospital or college?" The answer is not ...


An open letter to a medic who hesitated

- 06/19/2014

I knew what you wanted to talk about when I saw your number on my caller ID. I’d heard about your call, of course. Grapevines being what they are, I declined to offer my opinion until ...


How good bedside manner helps patients and medics

- 06/10/2014

At the end of the day when the shift is over, the transports done, care provided and lives saved — or not — our lives go on. We all go home with the knowledge that we alone are responsible ...


4 EMS calls I used to wish for

- 06/10/2014

One of the great paradoxes of human thought is the idea, “Be careful what you wish for; it might come true.” We tend to associate the warning with great wealth or fame, but I think ...


Why intranasal naloxone is a safe antidote for anyone to administer

- 05/31/2014

Opioid abuse is a major international health problem that is worsening each year, causing increased 911 call volume for opioid induced respiratory depression, altered levels of consciousness ...


Top 6 bizarre car accident calls

- 11/05/2013

Updated July 10, 2014 As a paramedic or EMT, it’s nearly impossible to avoid being called onto a car accident scene. During your career, there’s probably a few that have stuck ...


Why CO2 monitoring in EMS is expanding

- 09/01/2013

Updated June 23, 2014 Evolution in EMS practice continues at an increasing pace. Assessing the level of exhaled carbon dioxide is a good example of such progress; ...


Top 10 traits of a strong EMS leader

- 08/22/2013

Updated June 11, 2014 When I was a paramedic working in the ambulance running call after call, I learned a lot of important lessons that helped me to grow. Some of these lessons were not always ...


How to combat sleep deprivation in EMS

- 01/08/2013

Updated July 14, 2014 It was a very routine transport of a young, stable and sedated patient from an ER to a psychiatric facility across the state. The family was following in their own ...


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