I don’t actually need a jet a suit, but it looks pretty cool. At a price of more than $400,000, a jet suit is not likely to be parked in your apparatus bay anytime soon. But that should not keep us from considering the possibilities. Read the full article at EMS1.com It’s a bird. It’s […]
Increase pay and paramedics will come? $20k sign-on bonus says otherwise. See full article on EMS1.
A few thoughts for EMS Week 2020. Thank you EMRs, EMTs and Paramedics. (Full post on EMS1)
COVID-19 Trend: Motor vehicle collisions have declined significantly in all jurisdictions. Most motor vehicle collisions receive a joint response from police, fire and EMS, and a reduction in responses by nearly 50% is surely impacting the daily workload for all responders. Have motor vehicle collisions declined in your response area? Read the full article on EMS1: […]
Early this week I wrote, “A letter to the American public: The COVID-19 pandemic national emergency is a call to serve” for EMS1. I usually write to the public safety audience so this was a rare departure to address the public. In addition to the suggestions in that article here are other ways to serve […]
Guns for paramedics and EMTs is back in the news with recent approval of SWAT/TEMS medics to carry firearms. The news has reignited interest in allowing any EMS provider to carry a firearm. Here’s my take, Paramedics want guns on duty. What comes next? Also take a look at the results of a 2017 and […]
Last week I posted two EMS1 articles about EMS and the Wuhan coronavirus. Why EMS leaders need to discuss the Wuhan coronavirus with the public, media Is EMS prepared for an epidemic or pandemic?
Three things I learned about NAEMSP 25 percent of members are professional members (not physicians) The 2019 meeting was the highest ever attendance NAEMSP is celebrating its 35-year anniversary Three articles I wrote for EMS1. Why the first DHS Secretary Tom Ridge advocates for EMS Achieving efficiency and sustainability in volunteer EMS NAEMSP 2019 Quick […]
EMTs and paramedics administer numerous drugs, like epinephrine for anaphylaxis, albuterol for asthma, and nitroglycerine for chest pain, to treat life-threatening medical conditions and relieve patient pain. The administration of those drugs is governed by scope of practice rules or statutes and medical director-approved protocols. The decisions of which drug formulations or brands to purchase, […]
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 […]