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President Trump on EMS Week: Providers 'stand ready to answer the call'

Thank your local EMS providers for their sustained commitment to excellence and dedication to service

Report looks at regulatory practices of out-of-state EMS agencies

The report breaks down the findings from a 2016 survey of state EMS offices on licensure requirements, exemptions and special conditions for ground and helicopter EMS agencies

NEMSMA unveils the American College of Paramedic Executives

The ACPE represents the establishment of the first professional college within the field of paramedicine in the U.S.

FDNY ceremonially lights Empire State Building for EMS Week

EMS Week is an annual week-long series of events designed to promote public safety among all New Yorkers

People are the heart of EMS

There are great stories waiting for you on every shift; all you need do is start the relationship

Texas paramedic looks back on 41 years in EMS

Gene Gandy swapped law practice for prehospital care 28 years ago

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

Carry a small personal aid kit with you at all times to treat the aches, cuts and scrapes you are most likely to experience yourself or need to treat in friends and family

White Shirts: Employee conduct and disciplinary action

A comic for EMS drawing off the real experiences of having or being an EMS supervisor

Officials: New opioid could be naloxone-resistant

A DEA special agent said that acrylfentanyl has shown some possibility of being resistant to naloxone

Woman impaled by fallen branch meets her rescuers

Firefighters and EMTs worked for more than an hour to saw down the 4-foot-long, 2-inch-wide branch
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EMS1 Topic Articles

President Trump on EMS Week: Providers 'stand ready to answer the call'

Thank your local EMS providers for their sustained commitment to excellence and dedication to service

Report looks at regulatory practices of out-of-state EMS agencies

The report breaks down the findings from a 2016 survey of state EMS offices on licensure requirements, exemptions and special conditions for ground and helicopter EMS agencies

NEMSMA unveils the American College of Paramedic Executives

The ACPE represents the establishment of the first professional college within the field of paramedicine in the U.S.

FDNY ceremonially lights Empire State Building for EMS Week

EMS Week is an annual week-long series of events designed to promote public safety among all New Yorkers

People are the heart of EMS

There are great stories waiting for you on every shift; all you need do is start the relationship

Texas paramedic looks back on 41 years in EMS

Gene Gandy swapped law practice for prehospital care 28 years ago

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

Carry a small personal aid kit with you at all times to treat the aches, cuts and scrapes you are most likely to experience yourself or need to treat in friends and family

White Shirts: Employee conduct and disciplinary action

A comic for EMS drawing off the real experiences of having or being an EMS supervisor

Officials: New opioid could be naloxone-resistant

A DEA special agent said that acrylfentanyl has shown some possibility of being resistant to naloxone

Woman impaled by fallen branch meets her rescuers

Firefighters and EMTs worked for more than an hour to saw down the 4-foot-long, 2-inch-wide branch
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EMS1 Columnist Articles

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.

EMS Week 2017: What it means to be 'Always in Service'

"Always in Service" is the 2017 EMS Week theme. Like the themes from previous years – "Called to Care" and "Everyday Heroes" – this year's theme of "Always in Service" is not explicitly defined and it is under the umbrella of EMS Strong. EMS Week is an annual celebration and recognition of EMS providers. The American College of Emergency Physicians ...

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 ...

Prove It: Dual defibrillation of refractory ventricular fibrillation

Rescue 23 and Engine 12 respond to a report of an unconscious person at a neighborhood baseball park. On arrival, the crew finds a 36-year-old male lying on the field near the pitcher’s mound with two bystanders performing CPR. A police officer is also present and reports he was passing by the park when bystanders flagged him down. The officer had an AED in the vehicle and delivered two shocks ...
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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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