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Dear Paramedic Chief Member,
In this month of Paramedic Chief eNews, Rachel Engel discusses five things to know about the ET3 reimbursement model, Fitch & Associates talks about how to eliminate EMS disconnect through patient, provider communication and Tim Nowak explains how drug shortages are impacting EMS.

Meanwhile, Mic Gunderson tells you how to improve EMS quality through clinical specialty teams and Mike Taigman and Cheri Wilson talk about what EMS leaders need to know about unconscious bias.
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THE LEADERSHIP EDGE
Eliminate EMS disconnects through patient, provider communication
By Jay Fitch, EMS1 Columnist
Eight ways to shape caregiver communications with patients and 4 key considerations for leading millennials.
Improve patient communication
CRITICAL CLINICAL CONCEPTS
Limited supply: How drug shortages are impacting EMS
By Tim Nowak, EMS1 Columnist
Rotating pharmaceutical stock, and exploring alternative pain management and expired drug options can mitigate EMS drug shortages.
Revisit pain management
SYSTEMS OF CARE
EMS quality improvement through clinical specialty teams
By Mic Gunderson, EMS1 Columnist
Harness a passion for care to identify improvement opportunities in clinical specialty areas and propose change.
Team-based quality strategy
BETTER EMS PERFORMANCE
What EMS leaders need to know about unconscious bias
By Mike Taigman & Cheri Wilson, EMS1 Columnists
Understanding your unconscious biases will make hiring decisions, disciplinary choices, relationships and clinical care more equitable.
Understanding unconscious bias
PARAMEDIC CHIEF NEWS
Study: Many paramedics have poor hand hygiene
Mont. paramedic program simulates real-life crash scenes
Mo. ambulance service experiments with 48-hour shift schedule
Bill that would allow responders to give meds passes Minn. House committee
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