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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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July Alternate Posting Locations: Products for EMS

Dr. David Johnson writes about when to use tourniquets on the Wilderness Medical Associates blog. Rogue Medic shares a Facebook thread of fears of litigation and anecdotal experience confused with scientific proof about the use of tourniquets in his post on Facebook medics let imaginary lawyers tell them what to do. Paramedic product innovator and […]

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EMS Education Tips

EMSEduCast: New Episodes from March and April

The EMSEducCast – the podcast by and for EMS educators – has more than 130 episodes for fire and EMS educators. The co-hosting team, Rob Theriault, Bill Toon, and myself – record two or more new episodes a month. All episodes are available on iTunes, the ProMed Network and EMSEduCast.com. War Stories and Skill Labs: […]

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EMS Education Tips

Video: Keep Yourself Safe as an EMS Education Tool

Keep Yourself Safe is the latest EMS music video from FDNY Paramedic and Artist Farooq Muhammad. The video lyrics and visualizes are about personal safety and PPE usage. The project was funded/underwritten by apparel vendor Blauer. I think the production and message is outstanding. Farooq and Blauer show how new “media” can be combined for […]

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American Ambulance Association 2011 Tradeshow and Conference Day 1

Today was my first day at the American Ambulance Association Conference and Tradeshow in Las Vegas. Travelling to the Pacific time zone is always a challenge because of the two hour time change. Of course I was wide awake at 0400 local time. Running the Strip As I like to do during any Las Vegas […]

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EMS Tips

Alternate Posting Location: FDA Drug Safety Communication for Zofran

Paramedic Steve Cole has written a comprehensive post on how the recent FDA Drug Safety Communication for Zofran may impact EMS. You can find Steve’s guest blog post at blog.centrelearn.com. Thanks Steve.

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Safety Tips

Does Reducing Minor Injuries Lead to Less Major Injuries?

No. According to this article, “Reducing Minor Injuries Does Not Translate to Reduction in Serious Injuries and Fatalities.” This short summary blew up one of my long held risk management beliefs that building a culture of safety that strives to prevent all injuries and a system of near miss reporting that identifies near misses that […]

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EMS Tips

10 Tips for EMS World Expo #EMSWorldExpo

I am leaving for EMS World Expo in Las Vegas in less than two weeks. The event is approaching fast. I have been to EMS World Expo (formerly EMS Expo) in Dallas, Atlanta, Orlando, and Las Vegas. These travel tips have served me well over the years. 1. Before you leave install the TripIt smartphone […]

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Link: Safer Roads for Motorists or Cyclists

Since last Friday two Wisconsin cyclists have been killed by distracted drivers. Since July 1 of this year, six Wisconsin bicycle riders have been killed – one every 6 days. If you drive a vehicle or read a bike PLEASE READ this collection of Safer Road tips from the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin and the […]

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Video: Roadside Safety for EMS Professionals

When you are outside the ambulance on the roadway all vehicles are PARAMEDIC SEEKING MISSILES! Lights, vests, chevrons, cones, signs, and flag wavers are merely interesting to the intoxicated and or intexicated driver. Good conversation from EMS1.com about roadside safety. ParamedicTV is powered by EMS1.com