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Attacks on EMS and fire - a compilation–
EMTs, paramedics and firefighters are assaulted at an epidemic rate. No matter how many studies, statistics, or stories you can share, some still refuse to acknowledge the truth.
Progressive Paramedicine: 3 most important parts of the patient care report–
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An effective radio report from EMS to the hospital is critical for patient safety and continuing care. Learn the three most important pieces of the patient radio report in this episode of Progressive Paramedicine, an EMS1 original video series.
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Virtual reality training to prepare paramedics for violent patient encounters–
Ambulance Victoria paramedics participate in virtual reality training to better protect them from violence while responding to calls.
Remember 2 Things: Two pieces of PPE you're not using enough–
Steve Whitehead, host of Remember 2 Things, explains why eye and ear protection should be used on every single call.
PSA: 'Just slow down'–
The video, "Just Slow Down – Collateral Damage," was created by Winnipeg Police Service. Watch and share the video in your community.
Reality Training: Handguns in the fire service–
Chief Wylie discusses a host of issues surrounding firefighters being armed. If you're going to carry a weapon on duty, one of your primary jobs has to be care and custody of that weapon.
Cardioversion of firefighter-paramedic after on-duty episode of atrial fibrillation–
A Nevada FF/Pararmedic John Hawkins shared this video of being being cardioverted after an episode of atrial fibrillation.
Ada County Paramedics ABC PSA–
According to Ada County Paramedics call 911 call volume records, there were 15 infant sleep-related deaths since 2010, which is roughly two infant deaths each year.
Remember 2 Things: Powerful tips for moving EMS patients–
Patient handling is a skill EMTs and paramedics use on nearly every patient contact. In this episode of Remember 2 Things host Steve Whitehead shares two tips for lifting and moving patients - the crossed arm carry and creating trust with.
Remember 2 Things: Making the decision to wear body armor–
EMS body armor can minimize the risk of injury during a violent attack. Steve Whitehead, host of Remember 2 Things, discusses a couple points for EMS agencies to keep in mind if they make the decision to have crews wear body armor. Check out more news, feature articles, resources and tips about EMS body armor.
Ambulance destroyed after intersection collision–
Surveillance video shows a car drive past a stop sign and into a Twin Township Ambulance on June 23, 2016. The broadside collision completely destroyed the patient care compartment.
Reality Training: Highway scene safety for EMS–
Working a motor vehicle collision is one of the most dangerous scenes for EMS personnel and firefighters. In this episode of Reality Training Chief Wylie discusses the importance of scene management on the roadside. After watching read more about questions paramedics need to ask at every motor vehicle collision.
Remember 2 Things: Sedation for violent, restrained patients–
In this episode on patient restraint Steve Whitehead discusses the need for and importance of sedation for restrained, violent patients. Follow your local protocols to select and administer a sedative. Whitehead also describes the importance of continuing restraints after administering a sedative.
Remember 2 Things: Supplemental oxygen and fluids for violent, restrained patients–
After successfully applying restraints to a violent patient remember two important things for continuing to assess and care for the patient. In this episode on patient restraint Steve Whitehead discusses the importance of supplemental oxygen and fluid resuscitation.
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