Categories
Author-Interviews EMS Tips

Street Sense: Medical Author Chat with Kate Dernocoeur

Author and former paramedic and EMS Educator Kate Dernocoeur is the guest on this episode of the Medical Author Chat (click this link for the audio file¬†katedernoceurinterview). Kate wrote the classic EMS textbook “Streetsense: Communication, Safety, and Control“. Kate was a paramedic on “the ground floor of the industry.” When her career began medics were […]

Categories
News and Events

AIDS/HIV Continuing Education for EMTs and Paramedics (#31daysofCE)

Today (December 1, 2009) is World AIDS Day. The purpose of this day is to draw attention to the global HIV/AIDS pandemic. To learn more visit the CDC World Aids day website. Many EMTs and Paramedics have a regular continuing education requirement to learn about HIV/AIDS symptoms, transmission, prevention, and treatment. This requirement is often […]

Categories
EMS Education Tips EMS Tips Firefighting Operations

June 27: National HIV Testing Day

June 27, 2009 is National HIV Testing Day. According to the CDC National HIV Testing Day, “promotes testing as an important strategy to prevent and control transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the United States.” As an EMS professional you know the important of selecting and using personal protective equipment to minimize the risk […]