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New labor regulations will increase the salary threshold for overtime exemptions – Steve Wirth shares how this impacts EMS roles
What patient abandonment isn’t, and why it’s time to confront this EMS boogeyman
EMS documentation must support both medical necessity and reasonableness for the transport
Teaching points from the ‘malpractice or murder’ case: Action steps for EMS practitioners
Teaching points from the ‘malpractice or murder’ case – Part 1: Action steps for EMS leaders
“When the prosecutor sees and hears compassion, competence and professionalism, even in the face of significant errors being made, it becomes much harder to justify filing criminal charges”
“EMS providers are effectively being required to intervene and transport persons merely because they are homeless and apparently mentally ill”
Learn more about how much can be recouped from suspended payments and how to take advantage of the appeal process
The rights of EMS agencies and remedies if hospital bed delays cannot be satisfactorily resolved through collaboration with hospital counterparts
How to decide when to leave patients at hospitals with bed delays and 3 considerations for if you stay