November 10, 2017
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EMS unions sue FDNY, city in fight for better pay
Responders share horror of Texas church shooting
Opioid overdose memorial unveiled
Experts: Overdosing from fentanyl on shopping carts is unlikely
After a police department posted warnings to wipe shopping carts down to avoid exposure, experts weighed in on the accuracy of the claim
San Diego community paramedicine program halted by staffing shortage
AMR said the Resource Access Program is no longer in operation due to staffing shortages that lasted longer than anticipated
Insurer makes patients question ER visit
The Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer has told customers to go to the hospital only in a real emergency
Dispatch insiders claim 911 wait times are longer with cellphones
Heroin overdose prompts policy change in paramedic response
Medic, off-duty FF save man from burning car
Calif. responders to receive hep A vaccines after cop is sickened
Homeless man shares his journey to becoming a dispatcher
Medic, EMT honored for saving child's life
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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
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.
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Paramedic Chief Newsletter: 5 causes of high injury rate in EMS
High performance CPR demonstration
Paramedic accused of stealing puppy from family during call
Baby dies after several delays, including bathroom break by EMS crew
From EMS provider to taxi driver: The abuse of the 911 system
AHA: 911 dispatchers should instruct callers on CPR
Man questions $310 bill for not using ambulance transport
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