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Dear Paramedic Chief Subscriber,
In this month of Paramedic Chief eNews, Skip Kirkwood asks the question, "how many FTOs does an EMS agency need?" Meanwhile, Fitch and Associates addresses distracted driving in EMS while Page, Wolfberg & Wirth give us five steps to prevent medical errors. Also, Mike Taigman reframes declared EMS facts as theory.
The EMS1 Team
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
5 steps to prevent medical errors
By Steve Wirth, EMS1 Columnist
Even the best medics make mistakes, but ensuring crews are well rested, 100 percent focused on the patient and working together will minimize medical errors.
Make sure your crews are well-rested
NEMSMA
How to manage an aging EMS fleet
By Ken Beers, EMS1 Columnist
Every EMS unit poses the challenge of determining when it is no longer fiscally wise to continue maintaining the vehicle.
Two major reasons ambulances fail
BETTER EMS PERFORMANCE
Reframing facts in EMS as theory
By Mike Taigman, EMS1 Columnist
Reframing conclusions about EMS as theories invites investigation into proof, engages staff and results in real change.
Theory as invitation
PARAMEDIC CHIEF NEWS
Study: Only 3.3 percent of ER visits are 'avoidable'
HeartRescue expands effort to reduce sudden cardiac arrest deaths
2 Texas EMS agencies first in U.S. to deploy whole blood
W.Va. fire dept. wants body armor, police escorts for paramedics
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