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Emergency response requires increased focus; this is a balancing act when approaching a scene with numerous factors in play
“There is no substitute for experience. Yet, regardless of experience level, it is important to consider how EMS education can teach situational awareness”
A look at how Orange County’s pioneering live stream video technology can set the stage for future adoption
Establishing clear policies, protocols and building trust: PCHD EMS shares their body-worn cameras implementation journey
Is it the providers’ responsibility to stay until the patient can be located? If not, how long is long enough?
Check your knowledge of carbon monoxide poisoning causes, symptoms and protective strategies on scene
The red flags and steps to take to make the scene safer for yourself, other responders and the patients
One simple trick we can take from our fire service friends to stabilize a vehicle
Help keep you, your crew and your patient safe at motor vehicle collision scenes
A New York man collapsed on a sidewalk after police ordered him to exit an ambulance where he is alleged to have assaulted an EMS provider
How I explained response speed to the question “why don’t you run to the patient?” from an EMT student
An ambulance security New Year’s resolution
Know the signs of escalation and how to diffuse dangerous encounters
Everyone must be comfortable speaking up, no matter their rank or years on the job
A carnival crisis, cliffhangers, underground escapes and fiery extractions: First responders answered the call in 2023