August 15, 2019 | View as webpage
Dear EMS1 Member,

Mass shootings have increased in frequency since the Pulse nightclub shooting. Within the span of a week, several people were wounded and 34 people were killed in three recent active shooter events; 22 in El Paso, Texas; 10 in Dayton, Ohio; and three in Gilroy, California.

In this month's Paramedic Chief eNews, Sean Hulsman discusses emergency management concerns in the aftermath of a mass casualty incident, while Fitch & Associates addresses the physical and cognitive issues in an aging EMS workforce.

The EMS1 Team
When the guns go silent: how to manage the aftermath of a mass shooting
Emergency management concerns for the hours and days following an active shooter event
Death and the intimacy of truth: A lesson for EMS leaders
By Page, Wolfberg & Wirth
Even when we as healthcare providers must deliver hard truths, there can be an intimacy and a human connection that comes with honesty in the worst of circumstances
5 steps to address physical and cognitive issues in an aging EMS workforce
By Fitch & Associates
If an EMS provider’s diminished capacity prevents them from performing the job’s essential functions or puts anyone’s safety at risk, consider reasonable accommodations
When a Video Laryngoscope Blade Isn't Enough
A video laryngoscope may not always work if a patient has a cervical spine injury, limited mouth opening or upper airway obstruction. The versatile and portable C-MAC video stylet is your Plan B.
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Understanding value and how it relates to EMS costs
By Mic Gunderson
EMS should utilize a data-driven approach to value management that considers both quality and costs
Pinnacle EMS Quick Take: Trust is the foundation for the glass house of EMS
By Greg Friese, Editor-in-Chief
Mid-level leaders in EMS agencies face many pitfalls and scrutiny as they manage up and manage down within the organization
How to form an EMS ad hoc improvement project team
By Mic Gunderson
Regardless of the results, a well-executed improvement project by the ad hoc team leads to future quality improvement
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