Breaking EMS news and industry trends
April 19, 2019
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Marijuana edibles sending dozens of Mass. children to ERs
Suspect faces multiple charges in Mich. ambulance theft
Fla. House approves needle exchange program expansion
Organizations create EMS guideline for naloxone administration
A collaboration between NASEMSO, NAEMSP and ACEP produced an evidence-based guideline for naloxone administration
Former NJ paramedic sues for wrongful termination
Michael Senisch is suing AtlanticCare for wrongful termination after he practiced holistic medicine on a patient who refused traditional treatment
Iowa county healthcare providers team up to improve outcomes
Hardships and heroism: EMS crew talks realities of the job
Inmate who escaped ambulance in Cleveland found, arrested
Paramedic amputee reflects on lenient sentence for DUI driver
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Measuring the impact of a telehealth program on ambulance transports
By Al Lulla, M.D., EMS1 Columnist
The feasibility of a telehealth program within a large EMS system highlights progress in matching healthcare resources with patient needs.
CRITICAL CLINICAL CONCEPTS
3 signs of drug diversion to be on the lookout for
By Tim Nowak, EMS1 Columnist
Look for tampered packaging, excessive use and false documentation to identify a drug diversion in your EMS agency.
BETTER EMS PERFORMANCE
What EMS leaders need to know about unconscious bias
By Mike Taigman, EMS1 Columnist
Understanding your unconscious biases will make hiring decisions, disciplinary choices, relationships and clinical care more equitable.
Understanding the new EMS Scope of Practice Model
By EMS1 Columnists, sponsored by Pulsara
Our co-hosts discuss the recently-released 2019 EMS Scope of Practice Model and underscore what has changed for providers.
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