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An open letter to a medic who hesitated
Video: Fight or flight — don't freeze!
June 19, 2014
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Today's Top Stories:
Medic gets prison time for sexual assault of patient: Mark Powell was sentenced to 3 1/2 years behind bars
Conn. expands Narcan administration to all EMS providers, bystanders: State is scrambling to put procedures in place
3 medics injured in training exercise explosion: Taking part in forced-entry at abandoned house
Report: U.S. health care among worst in world
Doctor: Bryan Stow's BAC twice legal limit
Ind. ambulance director to retire, 'tired of being political punching bag'
Calif. man finishes race while having heart attack
Fla. tennis player thanks AED-trained fitness workers who saved his life
Drunk mom makes wet kids ride on car trunk; 4 hurt
The Ambulance Driver's Perspective
An open letter to a medic who hesitated
By Kelly Grayson, EMS1 Columnist
So you think you hesitated, or "froze." Yet, when you laid the facts of the call out in your story, none of it suggests that you were paralyzed with indecision. Triage is a cold and calculating decision. The torture of 'what ifs'
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Escaping Violent Encounters
Fight or flight — don't freeze!
 You can have all the physical skills on the planet, but if you're not mentally prepared and have a survival mindset, you're going to freeze. Watch the video
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Why real experience makes successful EMS instructors
By Mike Ward, EMS1 Columnist
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 simple.
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German EMS holds massive ship explosion drill
The realistic training, held at least once every six years, involved more than 70 emergency response vehicles.
5-year-old dials 911 for dad's chest pain in cutest call yet
The daughter of a man who's having trouble breathing expertly relays information to the dispatcher.
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