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THE LEADERSHIP EDGE
Blind spots: Distracted driving in EMS
By Meg Chandler and J. Todd Sheridan, EMS1 Columnists
If the EMS profession truly wants to prioritize safety, we must address distracted driving and all the ways we currently make it worse.
We're distracted at baseline
EMS LEGAL UPDATE
Transporting SNF residents: Choosing the proper payer
By Amanda Stark, EMS1 Columnist
To avoid overpayments or submitting false claims, you must have a process in place for identifying the proper payer for each transport.
SNF billing exceptions
THE ART OF EMS
Combative patients: Don't be the 'calm down guy'
By Steve Whitehead, EMS1 Columnist
Regardless of how good your intentions are, yelling "Calm Down!" in someone's ear never, ever helps.
It doesn't help the patient
NAEMSP
5 evidence-based countermeasures for EMS fatigue
By Daniel Patterson, et al., EMS1 Contributor
A successful fatigue risk management system is an organizational approach to improve sleep health and self-recognition of fatigue.
Encourage naps and rest breaks
INSIDE EMS PODCAST
Bringing tactical EMS to initial curricula
Our co-hosts talk about what EMS professionals need to do in order to prepare for a mass shooting.
Listen to the podcast
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