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Ultrasound transducers, angles and modes explained for EMS providers–
In this video by Clarius Mobile Health, the basics of ultrasound, the various parts of an ultrasound system and how they can be used on a patient are explained.
Point of Care Ultrasound TED Talk–
Dr. Chris Fox discusses the future of point of care with the use of ultrasound.
How to effectively use naloxone in an EMS system–
Dr. Jeffrey Goodlowe discusses how EMS systems can effectively use naloxone to combat the serious opioid overdose epidemic. Goodlowe emphasizes the importance of knowing when to give naloxone for an opioid overdose based on caller information, dispatch details and deliberate patient assessment. Give naloxone to the right patient, at the right time and for the right reason.
NC ambulance strike team deploys for Hurricane Matthew–
The strike team is a group of EMS resources that assembles to deploy to disaster areas and provide EMS support.
Identifying and busting the top EMS myths–
EMS has its own set of myths that don't hold up under scrutiny. In this video two physicians discuss a lecture they gave at the National Association of EMS Physicians meeting on top EMS myths. Read about the topics they presented in their EMS mythbusters presentation.
Why telephone CPR improves cardiac arrest survival–
Dr. Ben Bobrow discusses telephone CPR, also known as dispatcher assisted CPR, by bystanders or laypeople to improve survival from sudden cardiac arrest. Telephone CPR using specific protocols is an incredible opportunity to engage bystanders in giving care. Learn more about this important step for improving sudden cardiac arrest survival in your community.
Patient safety and risk management in EMS–
The Center for Patient Safety works across the health care continuum to improve care and minimize risk. Lee Varner, EMS Project Manager, discusses the dangers of ambulance collisions and other types of adverse events. Varner also describes the work done by the Center for Patient Safety.
After watching, read the EMS Forward report.
Why it's difficult for EMS leaders to delegate–
Though delegation sounds simple it is difficult to do well. EMS1 co-founder and paramedic Kris Kaull discusses the importance of delegation to paramedic chiefs and EMS leaders. He also discusses two common barriers to effective delegation.
EMS battalion chief talks about his heart attack and rescue–
Minutes mattered when Howard County Fire & Rescue Battalion Chief Jimmy Brothers suffered a massive heart attack. Ironically, he had helped train the first responders on the lifesaving cardiac protocol that would save his life.
Importance of succession planning for EMS leaders–
Rob Farmer, director of public safety, Lee County Florida discusses the importance of succession planning for EMS agencies of any size. A role of a leader, CEO, or executive is to constantly find and develop new leaders. Farmer describes what he seeks in an emerging leader and how to recognize those people in his agency. How do you recognize and prepare the future leaders of your agency?
Rescue task force: training and implementation steps from an urban fire department–
The rescue task force places paramedics in the warm zone during an active shooter under cover and escorted by police officers. Working in the warm zone allows paramedics to begin life-saving care sooner.
Importance of education for EMS leaders–
Art Hsieh, EMS1 Editorial Advisor, describes the issues the EMS industry needs to confront in order to grow and evolve. "These little bolt on (solutions) don't come together" to meet the needs of patients. Without formal leadership education the leaders of EMS are unlikely able to meet the dynamic changes that are happening in prehospital health care.
EMS leaders reflect on response to Joplin tornado–
One year after the Joplin tornado two EMS leaders recalled how their agencies responded, the massive scope of the incident and the ongoing recovery.
Leaders must have a positive attitude–
Remember, as a leader you are always on stage, you are the face of the organization.
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