1. Police say driver asleep at the wheel “An EMS provider driving an ambulance that crashed and resulted in the death of an EMT fell asleep behind the wheel, according to police.” This tragic incident happened just a week after the release of 5 evidence-based guidelines for fatigue management in EMS. Recommend using fatigue/sleepiness survey instruments to […]
1. All 50 states opt in to FirstNet All 50 states, two territories and Washington, D.C. opted into the FirstNet network before the 12/31/17 deadline. In the current age of hyper-partisanship and strong belief in local practices this is a remarkable accomplishment and sign of good things to come for FirstNet. “With every state saying […]
I am taking a moment today to remember the colleagues we have lost in the line of duty. 1. EMS Line of Duty Deaths 2017 EMS1 reported 11 EMT or paramedic line of duty death incidents in 2017. 2. Police Officer Line of Duty Deaths 2017 The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund issued a preliminary […]
A confrontation between a police officer and paramedic outside an Ohio bar, captured on bystander video, went viral last week. It started a heated debate about who — if anyone — was at fault, and whether the short glimpse of action was enough to make a judgement about the paramedic or the officer’s actions being […]
Jump roping has become my new hobby, go to stress reliever, running warm-up or short burst of midday exercise. Because all you need is a rope, a bit of space and intensity can be varied to the user jump roping is a great everyday EMS fitness activity. Watch this video for some quick instructions.
This outstanding documentary introduces the personnel and efforts of the White Helmets in Syria. Watch the trailer and find the full documentary on Netflix. Then let me know what you think of the documentary in the comments.
Ebola is dominating the news and there has been a flurry of information, checklists, and resources created for EMS Personnel. Today I created two training videos on how to use an online training system to assign a document to EMS personnel to review the CDC Ebola Virus Disease screening criteria. How to Educate Personnel on the […]
In episode 395 of the MedicCast Rom Duckworth and I discuss best practices for live online EMS training. Watch and listen using this video or visit the MedicCast where you can also subscribe to all episodes of the MedicCast.
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During the holiday season you will likely have lots of opportunities to be with friends and families that don’t have CPR training. Encourage them to get training, download an app, and or watch videos. The University of Washington has a set of LearnCPR videos you can view and download. Infant CPR Infant CPR Video Infant […]