October 17, 2019 | View as webpage
Paramedic Chief Members,

The results of the 2019 EMS Trend Report, a collaborative effort between EMS1.com and Fitch & Associates, offer a unique insight into the industry and shed light on hot topics and issues affecting providers at every level of service. Join EMS1.com Editor-in-Chief Greg Friese and Roxanne Shanks, MBA, a partner with Fitch & Associates, as they share their take on the results of this year’s survey in a webinar at 11 a.m. on Oct. 22. Hear about the trends that are shaping the future of EMS, and learn how to participate in the 2020 EMS Trend Report data collection.

In this month's Paramedic Chief eNews, Jay Fitch offers seven ways to avoid an EMS career catastrophe at the leadership level, while Steve Wirth discusses the power of a smile when treating patients.

Additionally, Chief Norris Croom – who serves as the EMS section rep on the IAFC board of directors – addresses the importance of agencies adapting to the “new normal” when it comes to active shooter preparation and planning.


The EMS1 Team
 
FEATURED CONTENT
Q&A: Active shooter prep requires adapting to the 'new normal'
By Janelle Foskett

Chief Norris Croom highlights the need to plan and train for when to stage, when to enter the hot zone and when to retreat
7 ways to avoid an EMS career catastrophe at the leadership level
By Jay Fitch, PhD, Fitch & Associates

Follow these aviation industry tenets to prevent a career-threatening conflict
7 ways a smile can be great medicine for you and your patient
By Steve Wirth, Esq., EMT-P, Page, Wolfberg & Wirth

Smiling provides stress relief and can improve the provider-patient relationship, benefiting care
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.
Redefine your limits
Winning the Battle Against SCA
Beginning in 2015, Advanced Medical Transport (AMT) embarked on a journey to improve outcomes from sudden cardiac arrest. Join us to learn more about what they did and their eight pillars of success.
Free webinar sponsored by ZOLL Medical
OTHER HIGHLIGHTS
Managing an aging EMS fleet
By Ken Beers

Every EMS unit poses the challenge of determining when it is no longer fiscally wise to continue maintaining the vehicle
5 practical steps to prevent medical errors
By Steve Wirth, Esq., EMT-P, Page, Wolfberg & Wirth

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
The benefits of embracing an EMS company officer culture
By Tim Nowak

Regardless of title, an EMS company officer culture focuses on accountability, supervision, structure and crew resource management
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