What Is The New Normal For EMS?

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As the pandemic curve begins to flatten. We have to consider all that has changed for EMS during the crisis and what will be the new normal for EMS going forward the next few...

EMT 360: The Importance of Context in EMS Education

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From my EMS1 column: When you’re new and inexperienced, it’s difficult to separate good practices from bad, and you’re particularly susceptible to believing it when some lazy burnout proclaims, “There’s the way it’s done...

EMS Study Help | Chest Trauma Part One

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This section of the EMS Study Guide Help Tips starts with chest trauma and the injuries that can cause ventilatory issues. These Monday Minute videos are focused to give key elements you will see...

That $%^&! Carole Baskin!

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Play Tiger King, the Home Game on EMS1.

When Protocols Get Ignored | FDNY vs. NYS

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Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, NYS Department of Health EMS put a new protocol out on the triage, treatment and transport of Cardiac Arrest Patients. NYC FDNY then over ruled the protocol. Why? The NYS guideline is geared...

Ambulance Australia

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I’ve been taking advantage of my incarceration (just kidding) to catch up on some TV viewing. That’s between trying to get some work done around the house, auditing ambulance calls, and running reports for my...

EMS Study Help Tips | Specific Types Of Burns

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This EMS quick study help video focuses on key elements for your EMT, paramedic and NREMT exam. This is part of the EMS study guide series. This episode talks about inhalation, chemical and electrical burns...

Alternate Posting Location: What does a 50% decrease in MVCs mean for public safety?

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COVID-19 Trend: Motor vehicle collisions have declined significantly in all jurisdictions. Most motor vehicle collisions receive a joint response from police, fire and EMS, and a reduction in responses by nearly 50% is surely impacting the...

America Held Hostage

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Those of you old enough will remember when Rush Limbaugh used that tag line on his radio show until the Republicans took back the House of Representatives in 1994. I’m using that phrase in a...

Interim Guidance for Basic and Advanced Life Support in Adults, Children, and Neonates With...

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All of the revised guidelines are at the end. Treatment of cardiac arrest in the time of a pandemic requires changes to the ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support), and NRP...