The news items, feature articles, videos and more you find here are selected specifically with paramedic chiefs and EMS leaders in mind. This content will give those who are charged with running a department or agency the tools, information and insight they need to excel as leaders and managers.
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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.
EMS Video: Online Staff Scheduling Improves Agency Efficiency–
Top five reasons for making the switch to online workforce management and employee scheduling software. For more information or a free demo, please visit http://www.aladtec.com/ or call our toll-free number at (888) 749-5550.
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?
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