1. Civilians are part of active shooter response Runners, concertgoers, parishoners, teachers, students and other civilians always begin care before first responders arrive to an active shooter incident. Rob Wylie, FireRescue1.com, applauds the acknowledgement of bystander first care in the provisional NFPA 3000 standard. “The fact of the matter is this: No matter how robust […]
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?
You are not alone. If you need help The Code Green help and resources page has links and numbers for immediate mental health assistance.
A psychology Ph.D. student asked the EMS sub-Reddit for help to better understand the EMS profession. Reddit user sandel23 is “looking to do my dissertation on the effects of traumatic exposure within EMS occupations” and wants to learn more about shift schedules, frequency to difficult calls, coping strategies and the most stressful aspects of the […]
Some of my top reads from September 2013: 4 Things to Know Before You Needle the Chest 7 Drugs that can Kill Kids in a Single Dose (also find a CE on this topic from Kyle David Bates, called Pediatric Ingestions, at RapidCE.com) The Silent Killer, suicide among EMS profesisonals Collar Only Spine Immobilization Celebrate […]