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EMS World Expo 2019

I am home from an action-packed visit to EMS World Expo 2019 in New Orleans. The EMS1 team visited with members in the exhibit hall. Visit @EMS1 #EMSWorldExpo booth 1636 pic.twitter.com/pC79THDyCy — EMS1 (@EMS1) October 17, 2019 And wrote about some of the top presentations as part of our annual EMS World Expo coverage. The […]

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New EMS Scope of Practice another step on evidence-based future

The EMS profession, increasingly, is basing its use of medications and procedures on evidence. Either evidence supporting the continuation of an existing practice or the adoption of a new practice. Or the ceasing a practice not supported by evidence. Of course, some practices go away or enter the profession more quickly than others. Evidence is […]

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Flying Drones into EMS Education

Paramedic students used drone video to size-up a simulated multiple vehicle collision. Their recognition of hazards was compared to the standard method of walking around/near the scene. Learn more about this research and how to apply it in your EMS education program in a research analysis article I wrote for FireRescue1 (or PoliceOne if you […]

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How to Pass the NREMT

Passing the NREMT starts with taking responsibility for your own learning. Choose success. To achieve success, do the work throughout the course: Go to class and sit in the front row Ask your teacher questions, but never ask “Do we need to know this for the test?” Read the textbook before class Take notes Review […]

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5 Reasons You Won’t Get a Job as an EMT

Here are five things that will make it really hard to become certified and ever employed as an EMT or paramedic. 1. Felony conviction for abuse Any felony conviction is bad. But a felony conviction for child, sexual or elder abuse makes it especially unlikely you will ever be employed as an EMT. 2. Drug […]

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Watch this Oscar-Nominated Film at Your Next EMS Training

As a parent I believe my number one job is to keep my kids safe. What that means for me in central Wisconsin is a world apart for what it means for a father trying to keep his kids safe by escaping the ravages of war in Syria. “4.1 Miles,” an Oscar-nominated documentary short film, […]

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EMS World Expo 2016 Day 2 Coverage Ultrasound

Ultrasound.¬†Prehospital Ultrasound. Point of Care Ultrasound. POCUS. Oh my … If any term, product or procedure¬†emerged as a dominant theme at EMS World Expo 2016 it was ultrasound. On the second full day of the conference in New Orleans I attended a workshop by Dr. Howie Mell on the implementation and use of ultrasound in […]

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EMS World Expo 2016 Day 1 Coverage

EMS World Expo 2016 formally opened on Wednesday, October 5 with a full schedule of education sessions, three keynote speakers and the largest-ever EMS conference exhibit hall. I wrote two articles for the EMS1 special coverage of EMS World Expo. I started the day by sitting in on a co-presented session about evidence based hiring […]

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EMS World Expo 2016 Pre-conference Articles

I spent most of Tuesday at the World Trauma Symposium pre-conference. Two of the presentations generated EMS1 quick take articles Why crush injury is important to treat early How marijuana legalization impacts trauma If you are in New Orleans check out EMS World Expo Eats and restaurant recommendations from Catherine Counts. Follow the adventures of […]

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How to learn EMS acronyms

For EMT, paramedic students and new EMS providers learning the jargon of EMS is an important step in the progression from zero to hero. There are lots of ways to learn acronyms: Create your own flashcards or use online flashcards. Hand write acronyms and abbreviations with their meaning. Complete online quizzes which include terms, acronyms […]