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Poll: EMS1 readers select top 2018 EMS trend

Opioid response, “Stop the Bleed” training and community paramedicine were the top EMS trend choices of 2018


Opioid response, by a narrow margin, was chosen as the top EMS trend of 2018 by respondents to a mid-year EMS1 poll question.

Here is how nearly 100 people responded to the question, “What will be the biggest EMS trend of 2018?”

EMS Trends of 2018

Here are articles to learn more about each of these topics:

Opioid response

Paramedic Chief Digital: Defining EMS providers’ role in the opioid epidemic

Collateral damage: How the opioid crisis has impacted first responders

Stop the Bleed training

New app teaches civilians how to ‘Stop the Bleed’

How to avoid the most common active shooter training mistakes

Community paramedicine

How to prove the value of community paramedicine

5 things community paramedics need to know about the opioid epidemic

Prehospital ultrasound

Trending: Expanded use of prehospital point of care ultrasound (P-POCUS)

Prove It: Prehospital ultrasound improves diagnosis, treatment and transport decisions

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