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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.
Do EMS leaders need a formal education?–
There's a big difference between training and education; the later gives EMS leaders a broader and more in-depth perspective explains Dr. George Hatch, executive director of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions.
Read more about why EMS needs higher education.
How Millennials will shape the future of EMS–
Paramedic-EMS Coordinator Capt. Rommie Duckworth explains the misconceptions and motivations of the Millennial generation, and how to give them the tools to be successful as future leaders
Smart Location by Cloud PCR–
The new EPCR Trip Sheet Application from Cloud PCR includes a feature called Smart Location that helps EMTs and other EMS professionals quickly enter electronic patient data by auto-completing address lookups including FIPS codes
TimeSync by Cloud PCR–
The new EPCR Trip Sheet Application from Cloud PCR includes a feature called TimeSync that helps EMTs and other EMS professionals quickly enter service times for each ambulance / emergency call
AutoCalc by Cloud PCR–
The new EPCR Trip Sheet Application from Cloud PCR includes a feature called AutoCalc that helps EMTs and other EMS professionals quickly enter electronic patient data by auto-completing complicated calculations including weight, date of birth, etc.
Adaptive Form by Cloud PCR–
The new EPCR Trip Sheet Application from Cloud PCR includes a feature called Adaptive Form that helps EMTs and other EMS professionals quickly enter electronic patient data removing unnecessary fields during entry to streamline the process.
King County EMS medical director explains success of system–
The Wash. department is known for high cardiac arrest survival rates, and Medical Director Mickey Eisenberg describes the training and education that makes the system work
Randoph Mantooth explains how to manage EMS career burnout–
Randolph Mantooth, famous for his portrayal of firefighter/paramedic Johnny Gage on the television show Emergency!, is a decades-long advocate for EMTs and paramedics as an actor, writer, and speaker. In this video Mantooth discusses a loss of enthusiasm for the profession after a few years in the service. He comments on the importance of sharing those feelings of burnout with a peer or mentor.
Read more on how to not let burnout ruin an exciting EMS career or if you will never be happy with your current job why you should quit.
How new AHA CPR guidelines will impact EMS–
During the 2015 NAEMSP conference in New Orleans, Dr. Michael Sayre discusses some of the AHA guideline changes coming in October 2015, and the need for more frequent updates.
Developing a national framework for EMS leaders–
EMS Chief Ryan Greenberg talks about working with NEMSMA to create seven pillars of leadership competency meant to improve EMS management
Medic describes anger, heartbreak of Ferguson riots–
Christian Hospital EMS paramedic Katie Keeter shares some of her thoughts and experiences while working in Ferguson, Mo. during the riots and protests since August 2014.
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