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Strategies to elevate paramedic safety, wellness, career development and operations

The state of the industry EMS Trend Survey explores issues tied to provider recruitment and retention; safety, health and wellness support; technology adoption; and career development, produced in partnership with Fitch & Associates and the National EMS Management Association.

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HIGHLIGHTS
Adopting programs to improve EMS service delivery and agency culture
ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY
Taking the concept of the right care, to the right person at the right resource to a new level
Engaging payers, the medical director, administrators and field providers was key to MedStar’s successful telehealth implementation
“There is no substitute for experience. Yet, regardless of experience level, it is important to consider how EMS education can teach situational awareness”
The whole-system approach to protecting your personnel from violence
How a hybrid paid/volunteer emergency service model can provide the best care
AI has huge potential to improve care and EMS; but we must remain cognizant of potential biases
Five ways to shape policies that enhance patient care, streamline operations and provide a safer working environment
A 13-step action plan to provide compassionate and effective care while navigating the evolving legal landscape
More staff, better leaders needed
Four steps to stopping the stress cycle
3 steps to stop staffing problem solving and start reinventing your agency
Results from the 2023 EMS Trend Survey identify an urgent need for increased mental health support
EMS leaders gather on our Congressional leaders’ turf to advocate for EMS
Be more proactive in your processes and maintain high-level standards of care
Join Fitch & Associates, EMS1 and EMS Survey Team to examine the perceptions and experiences of EMS providers across the country
Can you have transparency without honesty and communication?
Three outdated paradigms holding EMS back
Translating data into information, and information into action
Lexipol’s Greg Friese, MS, NRP, joins Cebollero and Grayson to discuss the hot topics in 2022, from ambulance safety to provider burnout, and how to steer the EMS ship
Join us for a discussion of the 2021 EMS Trend Report’s findings and strategies to combat the major issues facing EMS
RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION
There is no substitute for high-context communications and training that occurs between two people, engaging privately, face-to-face
Is building a new kind of clinician merely a Herculean task or a fully Sisyphean one?
Stay interviews help employees feel valued, respected and supported, improving their engagement and motivation
Through a partnership with the Girl Scouts of America, Camp Fury is igniting a passion for public safety and emergency services among young girls
Creating a mindset to achieve diverse, equitable and inclusive hiring practices
The real role of EMS should be to train ourselves out of a job
Industry leaders weigh in on celebrating EMS Week amidst the forces shaping the EMS landscape
Dispelling generational myths and clarifying the root of workforce personnel differences
The EMS industry research has spoken: tradition and old cultural norms and beliefs don’t apply to the evolution of EMS today
A national survey reveals EMS economic and operations redesigns that would have been considered heresy just years ago
A state grant will fully fund training for 10 licensed paramedics for Rapid Response EMS
While the concept has been around for decades, it’s the buzzy term that’s prompted the recent focus on this approach to work
As an employer, the pressure is on to captivate the workforce and stand out in a competitive job market
“What we have is a shortage of people who are willing to work under horrible conditions for chump change and be unappreciated”
The pros and cons of growing the talent pool
5 questions to ask to create an employer value proposition that will solve your staffing woes
Our co-hosts discuss the week’s top stories and how providers can positively impact the EMS industry during their career
Is addressing provider frustration the key to reducing turnover?
Both extrinsic and intrinsic motivation are critical for keeping team members involved and prepared for the challenges they face
“It’s not that kindness and altruism in our profession – and the world in general – is becoming rarer, it’s that it happens so often that it’s not news”
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Don’t run when things get tough; follow these 3 tips instead
Could intermittent fasting be the wellness key you’ve been searching for?
Easy tips for building a personal oasis at home where you can decompress, recharge and sustain your mental wellbeing
Jason Dyess: “Leadership is mostly a matter of the heart”
Cedars-Sinai’s Dr. Joseph Schwab on paving the way for advanced personalized medicine
Inside Health 34 – UC Davis Fire’s mobile approach to non-emergent support and service navigation
New proposed standards may require significant action to improve safe practices
The depth of workplace relationships has a bigger impact on mental health than many providers realize
The 8th annual What Paramedics Want survey wants to hear from medical first responders, EMTs and paramedics about their expectations of leaders and opportunities for professional development
The state-of-the industry survey focuses on wellness, career development and satisfaction in EMS
The FirstNet Health and Wellness Coalition leads efforts to enhance first responder mental wellness through comprehensive strategies and policy changes
“I consider meditation as a form of elite cognitive training. These positive impacts are especially transformative for first responders.”
Use the habit loop to set goals in motion and achieve success
Reach out for help today so you can fill your cup and continue providing the outstanding care your patients deserve
The Irving Police Department and Irving Fire Department combined forces to offer EMDR therapy, an employee health clinic, wellness incentives and much more
Assessing and improving community health with the Healthy People 2030 plan
A guide to enhancing workforce conditions, improving quality of care and shaping the future of the industry
Collaboration between EMS and community resources is key to creating a stronger network of mental health crisis response
Know the risk factors and how to implement a screening tool during patient transports
After an ultimatum from his wife, former Firefighter-Paramedic Jordan Long realized the toll his career was taking – and took steps to help others thrive
LEADERSHIP
Removing bias in employee evaluations with actionable data-driven metrics
Emergency care representatives testify about reimbursement, access challenges
Regardless of why an error happened, the focus should be on preventing any future errors, supporting the provider’s remediation plan and helping them move on
Learn how to hone your thinking process to optimize your agency’s performance and achieve your career dreams
Quality management implementation at Monroe Fire Department
Establishing clear policies, protocols and building trust: PCHD EMS shares their body-worn cameras implementation journey
Detailing changes to equipment and PPE priority lists
It may feel counterintuitive at times, but achieving trust starts by showing unilateral respect to everyone, even when you disagree
The Fitch & Associates partners reflect on the past few decades and what’s ahead
We threaten our organization’s resiliency and progress when we make opinion-based decisions
Drs. Tracy Coffey and Ashley Huff discuss geographic inequities and extraordinarily long transports
Navigating the evolution of leadership styles
Pittsburgh EMS Chief Amera Gilchrist shares the progressive plan she fervently believes will reduce staffing challenges
Why smaller EMS agencies need grant funding, and four programs to look into
Everyone must be comfortable speaking up, no matter their rank or years on the job
STAR Ambulance’s journey to enhancing patient care delivery and the employee experience
Proven strategies to turn the tables and bring balance back into negotiations
Action doesn’t equal accomplishment – move with actual goals in mind toward a common vision
Debunking unsound research and increasing hospital collaboration to improve outcomes
5 lecture preparation tips to ensure you leave your audience wanting more
Find your anchor, continuing spinning radials and orbs that strengthen your career path, and be mindful of poisonous prey
How fire/EMS leaders can learn from key principles advocated at The Citadel
Top takeaways on what’s next for EMS after the discontinuation of the CMS ET3 model for reimbursing treatment in place
Customer service – good or bad – has an impact on patient responsiveness, provider stress and agency objectives
Let’s work together to change the outdated and flawed practice of progressive discipline
ABOUT THE SPONSOR: PULSARA
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How a state’s wristband system and Pulsara redefined safety at the Texas Renaissance Festival
Assistance is available from the U.S. government, but local systems have important responsibilities
Pioneering patient management and communication tools may be the answer to enhancing provider job satisfaction and combating EMS retention problems
Once you’ve determined what it will do, you face some more practical questions
It’s not as hard to get started as you might think – follow these initial steps