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New ambulance crash test methods aim to keep EMS providers safe

NIOSH's video series highlights demos and improvements to patient compartment design

Mayor, fire commissioner announce $30M investment in FDNY EMS operations

Investments include construction of a new EMS station as well as funding for ambulances

Rapid response: MCI readiness, blast injury treatment takeaways after Manchester

Emergency responder effectiveness after this terrorist MCI will likely be judged – fairly or not – based on solving the crime, caring for the injured and quickly reuniting families

Why I came to accept being called an 'ambulance driver'

The public sees what they want to see and I've come to accept that they see EMTs and paramedics as people driving ambulances

EMS Week 2017: Top tweets from chiefs, departments and field personnel

EMTs and paramedics are recognized on social media during EMS Week 2017

Research: Medications prevent opioid addiction relapse

Medication-assisted treatment helps by moving a patient from powerful painkillers to a regular dose of a legal opioid-based medication

Man dies after eating botulism-tainted nacho cheese

Nine other people were hospitalized due to contaminated nacho-cheese dip sold at a gas station

Man crawls to safety 4 days after falling from cliff

Crews said they were "absolutely amazed" the man escaped hypothermia and crawled to safety with numerous injuries

Children among victims of suicide bomb at Grande concert

Teenage screams filled the arena just after the explosion, which also killed the attacker and injured dozens

19 killed in concert explosion; being treated as 'terrorist incident'

Video from inside the arena showed concertgoers screaming as they made their way out amid a sea of pink balloons
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EMS1 Topic Articles

New ambulance crash test methods aim to keep EMS providers safe

NIOSH's video series highlights demos and improvements to patient compartment design

Mayor, fire commissioner announce $30M investment in FDNY EMS operations

Investments include construction of a new EMS station as well as funding for ambulances

Rapid response: MCI readiness, blast injury treatment takeaways after Manchester

Emergency responder effectiveness after this terrorist MCI will likely be judged – fairly or not – based on solving the crime, caring for the injured and quickly reuniting families

Why I came to accept being called an 'ambulance driver'

The public sees what they want to see and I've come to accept that they see EMTs and paramedics as people driving ambulances

EMS Week 2017: Top tweets from chiefs, departments and field personnel

EMTs and paramedics are recognized on social media during EMS Week 2017

Research: Medications prevent opioid addiction relapse

Medication-assisted treatment helps by moving a patient from powerful painkillers to a regular dose of a legal opioid-based medication

Man dies after eating botulism-tainted nacho cheese

Nine other people were hospitalized due to contaminated nacho-cheese dip sold at a gas station

Man crawls to safety 4 days after falling from cliff

Crews said they were "absolutely amazed" the man escaped hypothermia and crawled to safety with numerous injuries

Children among victims of suicide bomb at Grande concert

Teenage screams filled the arena just after the explosion, which also killed the attacker and injured dozens

19 killed in concert explosion; being treated as 'terrorist incident'

Video from inside the arena showed concertgoers screaming as they made their way out amid a sea of pink balloons
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EMS1 Columnist Articles

Rapid response: MCI readiness, blast injury treatment takeaways after Manchester

What happened: A suicide bomber killed at least 22 people, including children, and injured 59 others by detonating an explosive device, reportedly packed with shrapnel. The terrorist who targeted fans at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England was also killed by the explosion. The ambulance service transported 59 people to local hospitals and hundreds of police officers are investigating. In ...

Why I came to accept being called an 'ambulance driver'

It is time for all of us to embrace our inner ambulance driver. As much as we fight the label, we are still ambulance drivers. It's possible to be ambulance drivers, as well as highly-trained and experienced medical professionals. I can only hope that others realize our training and experience as well. Nevertheless, without ambulance drivers there would be no reason for any of us, so we might as ...

White Shirts: Employee conduct and disciplinary action

See all of Jessie Senini's comics.

Why EMS personnel need an all-the-time personal first aid kit

Despite the tragic rise in active shooter incidents in the United States to 20 or more incidents per year, the majority of us will not respond to one as an EMS professional or experience one as a bystander. Regardless, should you want to be prepared for that unlikely event, carrying an off-duty bailout bag with chest seals and hemostatic dressings — as explained by EMS1 columnist Dan Limmer — ...

Texas paramedic looks back on 41 years in EMS

Fifty miles northeast of Dallas sits Honey Grove, population 2,000 only if you round up. In 1975, EMS in Honey Grove was the responsibility of the local mortuary – not unusual at that time for small towns in the Lone Star State. When Honey Grove’s funeral director decided to concentrate on transporting the irreversibly dead, the city bought an ambulance, but didn’t have the money to ...

People are the heart of EMS

The key to a rewarding career in EMS is not the medicine we practice or the agency that employs us, but the relationships we cultivate. As I told a class of paramedic school graduates: "Even when technology and the forces of health care finance have radically transformed the face of your profession, there will still be patients, there will still be practitioners, and there will still be peers ...

Pharmacology for the EMT: Test your knowledge

Pharmacology is important for an EMT to know. When the EMS education standards were released, aspirin and naloxone were added to the EMT’s toolbox and many predict additional medications may be added in the future. Take this quiz to test your pharmacology knowledge. All questions are at the EMT level.

Inside EMS Podcast: What do new EMS providers need to know?

<!--cke_bookmark_196S--><!--cke_bookmark_196E--> Download this podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud or via RSS feed ​​In this Inside EMS Podcast episode, co-hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson discuss the secrets for graduating students to have a successful career. It all starts with a personal vision, goals to reach the vision and plans to reach your goals ...

Spotlight: Angel Armor's unparalleled ballistic solutions protect those who protect the public

Company: Angel Armor Headquarters: Colorado Signature Product: Ballistic Armor Website: http://armor.angelintelligence.com/ Q&A Questions: 1. Where did your company name originate from" The name came from the essence of what an angel stands for and the emotion that an angel's presence provides. An angel's first words to those they protect are, "Do not be afraid." An angel brings ...

5 EMS back injury prevention tips

The risk of violence at an EMS scene is real and tragically common, but an even more common occurrence is the risk of back injury and other soft tissue strains and sprains while lifting and moving patients. Being an EMS provider is one of the more hazardous jobs in this country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that there were over 21,000 injuries reported by EMS providers in ...
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EMS1 Tips

7 ways to best use, or avoid, capnography in the field

EMS1 readers shared their suggestions on how to get the most out of the method

Active-shooter response: Are you physically ready?

Normally, I am strong believer that paramedics are at their best when they saunter into a scene, slowly walking and looking for clues and risks. But an active-shooter incident is going to require repetitive bursts of significant physical activity.

3 energy-saving tips for your EMS station

Earth Day, or any day, is a good time to see what you can do at your agency and home to save both resources and money.

How this video can "Keep Yourself Safe"

Consider using this PPE safety video in your EMT course or refresher class

CPR class instruction tips: 5 ways to make it great

My most recent health care provider recertification was memorable for all of the things the instructors did well.

Patient assessments: How to avoid free-for-alls

Substantial cajoling and adult guidance from mom in a Santa hat was required to initiate an orderly process of taking turns, appreciating a gift after it was opened, and taking occasional pauses for a meal or to welcome additional relatives.

Patient assessment is a non-linear process

On a skill sheet, patient assessment is presented as a linear process: First size up the scene, then complete the primary assessment followed by the secondary assessment.

Blood pressure reading tips and tricks for EMS

One of the things I'm most often asked by students and rookie EMTs is, "Kelly, how am I supposed to hear a blood pressure in the back of the rig?"

How to use Slideshare for EMS education and training

Slideshare is an online community and tool for sharing presentations.

How to get optimal battery life from your devices

The batteries in your wireless cell phone, tablet or laptop are probably not the same old Duracells you used in your childhood walky-talkies.
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