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Follow these tips when responding to a patient with a suspected hip fracture
We asked our audience, “How long should you look for a patient you can’t locate?”
Establishing clear policies, protocols and building trust: PCHD EMS shares their body-worn cameras implementation journey
A 13-step action plan to provide compassionate and effective care while navigating the evolving legal landscape
Drs. Tracy Coffey and Ashley Huff discuss geographic inequities and extraordinarily long transports
This user-friendly resource aims to address a gap in PPE selection and enhance safety culture
Position papers on neuroprotective CPR and pre-hospital transfusion of blood products were previously endorsed at the annual NFPA Urban Fire Forum
President José G, Cabañas MD, MPH, FAEMS, said the non-clinical forum sets a dangerous precedent related to patient care
Five position papers – focused on climate change, blood transfusions, reproductive health, mental health and CPR – were endorsed at the annual NFPA Urban Fire Forum
Debunking unsound research and increasing hospital collaboration to improve outcomes
Assessing prehospital management and outcomes in patients assessed for hypoglycemia
Working with law enforcement to identify protocols and preferences can help them help you
Hennepin EMS collaborated with addiction medicine experts to establish a treatment protocol
The Monroe Fire Department’s Continuous Quality Improvement Plan provides an effective tool for evaluating and improving the quality of prehospital care
The settlement sum aims to resolve the remaining claims in a lawsuit over deputies and firefighters sharing photos of the NBA star’s fatal helicopter crash
Firefighters and paramedics often take images on calls. How long should such images be retained, and why?
Finding the balance between being prepared for anything and being quick, light and back pain-free
Members who were previously terminated over the rule have the option to reapply for a position at the department
Teaching points from the ‘malpractice or murder’ case – Part 1: Action steps for EMS leaders
The claim has prompted Town Council to rethink the contract with the Hermon Volunteer Rescue & First Aid Squad
The Fresno County Department of Public Health reinstated an “assess-and-refer” policy on Wednesday to ease the burden on hospitals
Take advantage of new resources to prevent over- and under-triage, and to guide transportation decisions
6 helpful tips from the Seminole County (Fla.) Fire Department
Not all safety improvements have to cost a fortune – some can be entirely free and can bring an immediate return on investment
City council members will vote on a 2-year ban on all chemical sedatives used to restrain patients as well as any new sedatives for medical purposes
Be the person you needed when you were new and set a positive example on every shift
Jarrod P. Martin and Shawn P. Hoyle remain employed by Woonsocket Fire Department amid the appeal, but are no longer handling rescue calls
Communicating with law enforcement and following these clinical guidelines will help to keep patient safety first and foremost
3,213 EMS providers speak up about job satisfaction, effective leadership, safety and innovation in the EMS Trend Survey