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Friday Night Ambulance Lights

I wanted to know how often an ambulance responds to an injured football player. With the help of the ESO EMS Index I was able to determine the frequency of incidents and injury types for more than 1,000 EMS agencies in the U.S. Read Data: How often does EMS respond to injured football players on EMS1.com — […]

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EMS Tips – FD Harassment – Learn Leadership – Emotional Support Animals

1. There was supposed to be change at Fairfax County Fire and Rescue  Investigations, reports and training programs were supposed to change and improve the culture at the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department after the suicide death of FF/Paramedic Nicole Mittendorff. Instead a Female battalion chief in charge of gender issues resigns in protest. Chief Kathleen Stanley was […]

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Can state lawmakers make EMS safer?

EMS is receiving a flurry of attention from state-level lawmakers. In a recent EMS1 article I cataloged some of the recently proposed legislation and the chance it will actually make EMS providers safer from violence, traumatic stress and vehicle collisions. What legislation will actually make EMS providers safer?

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Video: Your Call is the Only Call That Matters

Watch this video. From the video description, “Paramedic turned Defense Attorney, David Givot, discusses the importance of staying focused on one call at a time and NOT being tempted to dump, ship, or abandon a patient because a more exciting call has gone out over the radio.” Not listening to other call-outs is a skill […]

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Understanding Implication of NLRB Finding about Facebook Use by EMT

This is a guest post by critical care paramedic and former attorney John C. Fekety, J.D., EMT-P. If you want to guest post or review on this blog, check out the guidelines here. In a past life, as a juvenile court probation officer, an attorney corrected me on a point of law. When I gave […]

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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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Calculate your Hourly Expert Witness Testimony Rate

I have never accepted an offer to be an expert witness for a legal case, but I am always flattered to be asked. I usually turn down requests because I hear the squeak of a saw going through the limb I am standing on. Recently my friend the FireCritic reminded me of my general advice […]