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Rock and roll lesson: Keep it simple
Video: Recognizing suspicious behavior
January 9, 2014
Featured News
Chicago man gets jail time for attacking medic Fla. ambulance drives into ditch with patient inside Conn. police investigating fake dispatch calls
Today's Top Stories:
Gov't-engineered traffic jams delayed NJ EMS: Closing two lanes leading to GW Bridge in September created gridlock
Study: Police transport of trauma patients trumps ambulance: Study speculates police may get to hospital faster
Polar air blamed for 21 deaths nationwide: Mercury plunged where many people don't know about extreme cold
Watch: At least 50 burned by throwing boiling water into the air
Fire strikes home of Ind. medic
Maine man attacks father, paramedic, nurse
19 NC elementary students injured in bus crash
Woman, 58, to give birth to granddaughter
3-hour orgasm sends woman to ER
News Analysis:
Trauma transport needs to change with the times
By Art Hsieh, EMS1 Advisor
A recent study in Philadelphia says the survival rate of trauma patients is the same, if not better, when they're transported to the emergency room by patrol car rather than by ambulance. After dozens of studies about rapid trauma care pointed to the concept that less-is-more results in a highter survival rate, I thought we had evolved our practice in managing critically injured patients. Why haven't we updated yet?
The PR Medic
Rock and roll lesson: Keep it simple
By Josh Weiss, EMS1 Columnist
Too often we overwhelm reporters and the community with unnecessary information to the point where they don’t hear us at all. Try telling one story at a time. Let the message breathe
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EMS Street Survival
Recognizing suspicious behavior
 In this video of tips for EMS safety, here's how to recognize suspicious behavior and some basic self-defense tactics. Watch the video
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Elements of Leadership
5 tips to keep your ego in check
By Chris Cebollero, EMS1 Columnist
We all know those EMS leaders who take themselves too seriously and lead with their egos. Let's take a look at the ego and how we can keep that pesky little guy in check. Get over it
EMS1 Video
Drunk driver plows into crash scene
A firefighter, paramedic and four bystanders were injured when struck by a car at the scene of a motor vehicle accident.
Car runs red light in front of ambulance
A car pulled out in front of an oncoming ambulance with lights and sirens blaring.
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Download "Isle" for $.99 - All Proceeds go to Hire A Hero
The Armed Forces Support Foundation 501(c)(3), along with Hire A Hero, is committed to helping our returning service members and spouses transition and re-enter the civilian world. Download Rob Barr's "Isle" for $.99 and all proceeds will benefit Hire A Hero.
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