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Michael Gerber

Creating a Quality EMS Future

Paramedic Michael Gerber, MPH, started in EMS in 2001, when he joined the volunteer fire service while working as a journalist on Capitol Hill. He later spent more than eight years in the career fire service, serving at times as a paramedic, field supervisor, instructor, public information officer and quality management officer. Currently, Michael works as a consultant with the RedFlash Group and M10 Solutions, an adjunct instructor of epidemiology and emergency health systems at the George Washington University and a life member and paramedic with the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad.

System status management has come a long way since its early days in EMS, but the basic principles remain the same nearly half a century later
When teaching new EMS skills or reviewing old ones, take advantage of the chance to put them in context and reinforce good clinical decision-making
A look at some of the research from the last year, why it’s important and what it means for paramedic chiefs and EMS field providers
Alameda County, California, says they’ve found the “prescription for success” in improving cardiac arrest outcomes
Contra Costa Fire Protection District chose to partner with AMR for EMS services over investing in EMS ownership
Dr. Tom Rea Emergency Cardiovascular Care Update 2015 opening session challenged attendees to improve cardiac arrest survival in their community
EMS needs to improve how we communicate our successes to local media and policy makers with consistent and valid performance measures
Knowing the fundamentals of ICS can also help you address clinical and operational issues
Medical leaders presented studies on when to stop resuscitation efforts, the use of prehospital ultrasound, and how to use gravity to improve cerebral perfusion
EMS Strong is about reminding our colleagues that we are a respected part of the health care community, which will lead to more integrated, patient-centered care