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Dear Paramedic Chief Member,
In this month of Paramedic Chief eNews, Anthony W. Minge discusses six fiscal challenges to prepare your EMS agency for, Mike Taigman reminds us to focus on what matters to the patient and explains that sometimes naloxone is not enough.

Meanwhile, Steve Wirth reminds you of the importance of first and last impressions in patient care and Benjamin Abes covers the correct way for EMS to communicate with police.
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EMS LEGAL UPDATE
10 things explained at the ET3 webinar
By Ryan S. Stark, Esq., EMS1 Columnist
Learn what CMS will offer for reimbursement for alternative destinations and treat in place, and who will have the have the final say in the ET3 model.
BETTER EMS PERFORMANCE
Q&A: Naloxone is not enough
By Mike Taigman & Silvia Verdugo, MD, MPH, EMS1 Columnists
Medical Director and Emergency Physician Gene Hern explores the potential for treating patients with opioid use disorder with buprenorphine.
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PATIENT CARE
First and last impressions make the difference
By Steve Wirth, Esq., EMT-P, EMS1 Columnist
Positive beginning and ending patient interactions fall into the “serial positioning effect” and can boost patient care reviews.
DISPATCH COMMUNICATIONS
How are EMS personnel asking for police response to unsafe scenes
By Benjamin Abes, EMS1 Contributor
Lee County EMS conducted a short survey of EMS leaders to determine if code words or plain language are used to request police to an unsafe EMS incident.
PARAMEDIC CHIEF NEWS
Mont. paramedic program simulates real-life crash scenes
Mo. ambulance service experiments with 48-hour shift schedule
Fla. fire union questions battalion chief's overtime pay for paramedic school
Study: Many paramedics have poor hand hygiene
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