Category Archives: EMS

Community Paramedicine: An Important Puzzle Piece in the Fight to End Homelessness

Did you know? According to The Business Case for Ending Homelessness: Having a Home Improves Health, Reduces Healthcare Utilization and Costs:  Almost 33% of all visits to the emergency department are made by chronically homeless people. Homeless people visit the … Continue reading

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Lead authors of forthcoming Community Health Paramedicine textbook join other thought leaders at CP 360 Community Paramedicine Conference.

Community paramedicine thought leaders gathered at the inaugural CP 360 Community Paramedicine Conference in Maine this week, including Dr. Michael Wilcox, MD, FACEP, FAAFP and Kai Hjermstad, AAS, NREMT-P, CP, lead authors of the new Community Health Paramedicine textbook from … Continue reading

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Systems of Care and Continuous Quality Improvement

Bob Elling, MPA, EMT-P (Part 2 of a 6-part series: CPR, ECC, and First Aid Guidelines: Version 2015) A number of topics were addressed in the 2015 Guidelines on systems of care and continuous quality improvement (CQI) that will be incorporated into … Continue reading

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Navigate 2 Customer Satisfaction Survey [Results]

The results are in! EMS and Fire students and instructors recently completed a comprehensive survey about their experience with Navigate 2. Check out the infographic below to see how Navigate 2 is working for them:   Want to learn how Navigate … Continue reading

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Extinguish the Dangers Associated with Fireworks this Holiday Weekend

With the Fourth of July holiday around the corner, public safety professionals are gearing up for one of their busiest days of the year. Between cookouts, fire pits, and fireworks, it is no wonder there are more fires reported on Independence … Continue reading

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Improving the Safety and Health of First Responders

Organizations across the country are holding events this week to spread awareness about safety and health for all EMS and Fire personnel. Here are some of the events promoting International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week: East Whiteland Fire Department – … Continue reading

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Creating a Culture of Safety in 2015

This year, International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week will be observed from June 14-20. Safety and Health Week is a joint initiative of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), and is supported by … Continue reading

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International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week

June 14 – 20, 2015 is International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week.  This year’s theme is “Creating a Culture of Safety.” The goal of this awareness week is to promote and facilitate a culture of safety within local communities and … Continue reading

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Interested in Sharing Your EMS Expertise with Students and Fellow Educators?

Join the Jones & Bartlett Learning EMS Author Team! If you have a passion for the highest-quality educational content and would like to join the Jones & Bartlett Learning author team, please submit a current CV or summary of your … Continue reading

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Geriatric EMS: Treating an Aging Population

The elderly population is growing in the United States and is estimated to reach over 72 million people by 2030. As this population continues to grow, there will be an even greater need for emergency medical training to deal with … Continue reading

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