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Electronic Patient Care Reports Must Get Better

EMTs and paramedics’ responses to an NAEMT survey on ePCR software points to opportunities to improve usability and training. The survey report, 2017 National Survey on EMS ePCR Usability, describes the factors impacting perception of ePCR usability, the importance of training and the need to train EMS providers toward proficiency. The 18-question survey adapted questions from […]

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3 Things Tuesday: Capture Screen Shots for Software Education

Screenshots are a valuable tool to teach students and personnel how to use the software they use on the job – scheduling, ePCR, online training, etc. Screenshots are also potentially valuable for us, as educators and trainers, to see what remote personnel are seeing on their screen. In addition to “PrtScrn” (Print Screen) this tutorial shows 3 […]

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October Posts Outside the Service Area: Announcements, Books, and Opportunities

I am reading, the latest book from Michael Perry. If you enjoyed Population 485 or Truck you will enjoy Coop. Listen to Michael Perry on an old episode of the Medical Author Chat. Another book I am reading right now and enjoying is the . Jim Hoffman wrote, “I have a great live webinar coming […]

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Video: 2 Things About Laptop ePCRs

Remember 2 Things from Steve Whitehead focuses on the laptop computer and the ePCR. ParamedicTV is powered by EMS1.com I would add: 1. If you are wearing gloves that have touched the patient you shouldn’t be using the laptop. 2. Secure or stow the laptop when it is not in use. Like anything else it […]

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Writing Patient Assessment Notes in the Field

How do you write notes in the field? Do you use scraps of paper, a smartphone app, or a tablet PCR? A new EMT asked me for ideas for tracking the patient assessment details they learned during the patient assessment. I have used a variety of methods. 1. Paper notepad. My favorite has always been […]

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What abbreviations are approved for EMTs?

A reader asked, “What abbreviations are approved for EMTs?” 1. Check to see if your organization has a list of approved abbreviations. If your organization doesn’t have a list of approved abbreviations now is a good time to start. An approved list helps documentation consistency and avoiding errors in patient care reports. 2. Look-up medical […]

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Event Review: EMS Administrators Association of California Conference

The 2010 EMS Administrators Association of California was held June 8 and 9 in San Diego, California. I had the honor of being invited to present two sessions. The first session was a co-presentation with Michael Stelzner of the SocialMediaExaminer.com, about social media. He and I introduced the relevance of social media, how it is […]

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Game: Take the EMS1.com Medical Legal Challenge

Test your Medical Legal knowledge in the April 2010 EMS1.com game. I wrote the quiz questions that were uploaded into the C3Softworks game Bravo. Games are an effective tool for teaching in the classroom and online. Tips for electronic patient care report documentation: 1. Consistently work through each data entry screen. The software set-up might not always […]

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How to Buy Guides for EMS1.com

I have been writing a series of  “How to Buy Guides” for EMS1.com. Here are links to a few of those articles: How to Buy EMS Apparel and Accessories How to Buy Books How to Buy EMS Satellite Communications How to Buy EMS Sirens How to Buy EMS Scheduling Software How to Buy ePCR software […]

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6 Websites that Teach Typing

Writing the Patient Care Report on a notebook or desktop computer can take more time than the entire response, assessment, treatment, and transport – especially if you never learned how to type. Save yourself lots of time and reduce aggravation from hunting and pecking for the next letter by taking a touch typing course. Visit […]