January 11, 2018 | View as webpage
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Dear Paramedic Chief Member,
In this month of Paramedic Chief eNews, our experts lay out the seven signs your agency has a dysfunctional QA program, as well as how to meet the unique mental health needs of first responders suffering from PTSD after a disaster.

Also, Jay Fitch shares valuable lessons he has learned in more than four decades of service and also highlights the importance of fatigue management. Lastly, Page, Wolfberg & Wirth discuss the legality of DNR tattoos.
The EMS1 Team
Enhance Perfusion During High-Quality CPR
The ResQPOD® Impedance Threshold Device (ITD) is a simple, non-invasive device that delivers intrathoracic pressure regulation (IPR) therapy during basic or advanced life support CPR to improve perfusion.
Learn about high-perfusion CPR
Forty years in, Jay Fitch reflects on leadership in EMS
By Jay Fitch, EMS1 Columnist
A veteran EMS leader shares some of the most valuable lessons he learned in more than four decades of serving.
Mentoring is important
DNR tattoos: Are they legal and is EMS bound to comply?
By Matthew Konya, EMS1 Columnist
EMS practitioners should be aware of their state laws pertaining to DNRs and follow local protocols.
Know your state DNR law
5 Reasons You Already Should be Using Patient Satisfaction Surveys
Learn why patient satisfaction software systems that collect patient feedback can benefit agencies, including gathering accurate data on EMTs performance.
Read about the benefits
Meeting the unique needs of first responders
By Kendall Pfeffer et al., EMS1 Contributors
Plan ahead and use all the resources at your disposal to help EMS providers suffering from PTSD related to disaster response.
Characteristics of first responders
Fatigue, scheduling are critical EMS challenges
By Jay Fitch, EMS1 Columnist
EMS Trend Report 2017 findings highlight the importance of fatigue management as a safety issue for both caregivers and patients.
Applying research to improve safety
Chicago mayor promises to expand ambulance fleet
EMS agency exit could leave paramedic gap for rural residents
Controversy stirs over fire-based EMS that would cut paramedic jobs
Detroit EMS assistant chief dies in his sleep
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