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The Wake County EMS 6-year-old pilot project saved Medicaid about $500,000 in hospital and related costs during a recent 12-month period ...
Firefighters and paramedics will participate in the March for Meals campaign, which brings attention to the problems of senior hunger and isolation ...
EMS providers are needed to respond to survey about stress, emotional unrest, and lack of resources ...
The dispatchers are part of a study on the effects of reaction, mood, and health while using treadmills; 1 dispatcher walks 10 miles during her shift ...
For an EMT of 11 years the cumulative stress took a mental toll that was finally lessened by talking to other responders with their own burdens ...
Let others cheer your EMS accomplishments instead of a boastful T-shirt or hoodie ...
Patrick Cullum's quick and frank openness allows us to better understand the tragic event and its consequences ...
You will find it in the balance between the human you are, and the superhuman the rest of the world expects ...
Host Kelly Grayson talks about his personal struggles with mental health issues, and discusses with host Chris Cebollero the need for more agency resources ...
Hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson say most agencies don’t have enough resources, and discuss the importance of raising awareness about mental health issues among EMS ...
Self-harm might be most overlooked and under-addressed EMS occupational risk says former paramedic and professor ...
"My brain is not working right. I am mentally ill. Can we talk about it?” Your EMS peers are ready to listen ...
Being in the business of saving lives doesn't give us a pass at living; Ralph Oswald demonstrated how to make our personal health and the world better ...
His story is similar to a medic who recently took his own life; research seeks to track and raise awareness of responder suicides ...
It has taken years, but fire departments are making concrete changes to protect their crews from cancer risk ...
EMS1 columnist and nutrition expert Bryan Fass explores the challenges of eating healthy in EMS, and explains the importance of portion control ...
Guest Bryan Fass talks about the importance of portion control when it comes to eating healthier in EMS ...
EMS crews responded to his LODD; his death has triggered a push for more PTSD support as a Canadian company has started tracking responder suicides ...
EMS providers should apply Gleicher's Formula for Change to success on their wellness goals ...
A Canadian organization has started tracking the number of first responder deaths by suicide to determine if it's part of a rising trend ...