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Operations

Question: When a Patient Becomes Violent

On Facebook a friend asked, “Are there any precautions an EMT can take in the event that their patient turns on them?” And shared this link: CNN reporter bit 2 EMTs while in drunken rage No Such Thing as a Violent Patient A patient that turns violent is no longer a patient, even if intoxicated. […]

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News and Events

Conference Recap: Pinnacle EMS 2012

2 weeks ago today I returned from the Pinnacle EMS Leadership conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Pinnacle, sponsored by Fitch and Associates, is an annual gather of EMS leaders that represent all EMS service models. Pinnacle prides itself on staying focused on leadership development and fostering the development of agile EMS organizations. Focus on Leadership […]

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EMS Tips

Alternate Posting Location: What is MBWA?

MBWA is one of my top leadership techniques. Learn more about MBWA and how easy it is to do in a recent EMS1.com column. Some other EMS leadership tips: Listen to the EMS Leadership podcast Join the NEMSMA list serve Watch and listen to other leaders Read 

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EMS Tips

Why Wait for #EMSWeek to Do These 20 Things

EMS Week is a week away, but you don’t need to wait until the official EMS Week to do any of these things: Increase your knowledge: sign-up for the free EMS Web Summit. Appreciate EMS in a different setting by reading a book by a paramedic/author. Join the conversation about EMS by leaving a comment […]

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EMS Education Tips

Should Paramedics Have to Earn a BS Degree?

This article in the New York Daily News describes a legislative effort in New York State to earn a bachelor’s degree within 10 years of becoming a nurse. This article sparked a spirited discussion on the National EMS Managers Association (NEMSMA) list serve. It also was a topic on the EMSEduCast and EMS Garage. EMSEduCast […]