Special contribution to an EMS1.com newsletter about EMS communications. EMS Communication: Doing More with Less I packed a lot of ideas into this article and welcome your feedback, questions, and additions. Thanks.
This guest post was submitted by Roza Herrera. Everyday EMS Tips always welcomes guest post submissions from EMS professionals, EMS educators, and EMS students. All others are asked to first make a contribution to the National EMS Memorial Bike Ride, see submission guidelines, before submitting a post. I appreciate Roza’s submission and her contribution to […]
An EverydayEMSTips.com reader wrote: “Hello. I am a RN who also teaches EMT students at a local College. Do you have info or ideas on Therapeutic Communication?” Please use the comments area to share ideas and resources for this EMS educator related to Therapeutic Communication. If you are interested in guest posting on this topic […]
While we have all heard the heroic stories of a toddler calling 911 and saving his mother’s life, this type of call is rare. Most young children are hesitant to call 911 and even more reluctant to talk to the stranger on the other end of the line. If you are dispatcher or other type […]
As a 911 dispatcher my theory on talking to anyone in crisis is simple: if you’re talking, you’re alive. Keep suicidal callers talking. For that moment you know they are alive. I ask questions in these three areas:
Researchers have busted the myth that hands-free devices are safer than holding a cell phone while driving. Read this article about a study that showed hands-free devices are not safer than hand-held phones. A distracted driver is a dangerous driver. Follow these Everyday EMS Tips for eliminating driver distraction:
Effective communication with your dispatcher is vital to positive patient outcome. Get to know each of the dispatchers within your agency, treat them as professionals, and learn how dispatchers communicate on the radio. Everyday EMS Tips contributor Martha Bonnie has worked in three different dispatch centers dispatching fire, EMS, and law enforcement. Read her Every […]
The internet has given us unending opportunities to become a published author. Writing is one of my favorite topics and I encourage all Everyday EMS Tips subscribers to regularly write. Here are three Everyday EMS reasons to write regularly: