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6 training tips to reach unengaged EMTs
Reducing back injuries in EMS with technology
April 8, 2014
Featured News
NY rail crash engineer had sleep apnea Stolen ambulance found in Chicago suburb Medic delivers baby in unit at busy intersection
Today's Top Stories:
Man confesses to making phony Conn. emergency radio calls: He admitted to several fake transmissions
N.D. medics unionize; city upset by move: Members of department say they feel "underutilized"
Lawsuit against off-duty medics who didn't aid woman tossed: Were on break when worker had fatal asthma attack
Wash. mudslide death toll rises to 33
Honolulu EMS battling bed bug problems in ambulances
Lighting strikes Ill. county dispatch center
3 years in, Fla. fire advance life support efforts are successful
Pa. man allegedly left wife bleeding after crash
8 injured after store shelves collapse in NYC
News Analysis:
Off-duty EMS responses is a choice of conscious and expectation
By Art Hsieh, EMS1 Advisor
I implore you to not forget why we are here. The sad story out of New York, about two medics on a lunch break who did not aid a pregnant restaurant worker that died of an asthma attack, is a good example of not remembering our reason for being. If you are in uniform, you are advertising what you do for a living. Be prepared to be called upon
The Art of EMS
6 training tips to reach unengaged EMTs
By Steve Whitehead, EMS1 Columnist
While our intention is to deliver applicable and interesting content, our students are often focused on how long it will take and how much will be required. Here's how to keep them more engaged. Ducks in a row
Immediate Capnography at Your Fingertips
EMMA™ is a fully self-contained mainstream capnometer that requires no routine calibration and virtually no warm up time. With rapid measurement of EtCO2 and respiration rate, EMMA provides confirmation and continuous monitoring of ET tube placement, and can help providers guide ventilation rates and assess the effectiveness of CPR, allowing them to make adjustments in the course of treatment, breath by breath. (Now with continuous CO2 waveform.)
Make adjustments quickly
Firemedically
How powered cots and stair chairs can reduce EMS back injuries
By Mike McEvoy, EMS1 Columnist
The appeal of powered cots and stair chairs is that they reduce injuries to EMS providers and perhaps to patients. Like parachute effectiveness, scientific proof of powered cots is hard to come by, but the benefits are obvious.
You Don't Have to Leave Your Rig to go Back to School
The College Network® has developed a way for busy paramedics and EMTs, like you, to earn their degree. Our programs are self-paced, which means you can arrange your degree program around your schedule. And, the best part is there are no waiting lists to get started.
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EMS1 Video
Medics rescue ill toddler from ship
A family on an around-the-world trip by boat needed help when their toddler grew sick.
FDNY, NYPD brawl in charity game
Brawl led to a 25-minute delay while refs assessed penalties and ejections.
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EMSWeekIdeas.org — All You Need For EMS Week Readiness And Professional Growth!
Get ready for National EMS Week (May 18-24), a nationwide recognition of EMS practitioners and the quality medical service you bring to your patients and communities. EMS Week is a great opportunity to inform your community residents about the important role of EMS in our changing healthcare system. EMSWeekIdeas.org includes a new section on Mobile Integrated Healthcare and Community Paramedicine. Explore the resources and tools you need to get ready, participate, and grow within our profession here.
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