Category Archives: Paramedic

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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Remembering Lifelong EMS Provider Ronnie Patterson

Jones & Bartlett Learning wishes to acknowledge the lifelong devotion of EMS icon Ronnie Patterson, who passed away on Wednesday. Patterson passed away after devoting nearly 40 years to EMS and rescue in Tennessee. Hundreds of people came to mourn … Continue reading

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Jones & Bartlett Learning Congratulates Sudbury on New ALS Service

Jones & Bartlett Learning is excited to congratulate our former headquarters, Sudbury, on their decision to run their own Advanced Life Support service! The Sudbury Fire Department announced that beginning next week, they will be providing their own ALS service … Continue reading

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New EMS Editions and Digital Resources

Jones & Bartlett Learning is excited to announce our new EMS editions and digital resources! Intravenous Therapy for Prehospital Providers, Second Edition Proficiency in the IV therapy technique is important for most procedures required in advanced life support. Intravenous Therapy for … Continue reading

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Tablets in the EMS World

Since 2010, when Apple released the iPad, tablets have revolutionized several facets of our daily lives as they made their way into education and business. Today, we are on the horizon of yet another technological transformation as tablets infiltrate two … Continue reading

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Recent Overdoses in Boston and New York Linked to Molly

It is hard to ignore the latest headlines regarding the recreational drug “Molly.” This “party drug” contains MDMA, an ingredient found in Ecstasy, and has been linked to several recent overdoses in Boston and New York. The first incident happened in … Continue reading

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NAEMT Announces 2013 Award Winners!

    The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) congratulates its 2013 National EMS Award of Excellence winners: 2013 NAEMT/Nasco “Paramedic of the Year” — Shawn Mease, NREMT-P, Richmond, Va. Sponsored by Nasco 2013 NAEMT/Braun Industries “EMT of the … Continue reading

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80 EMT Programs with High ROI

  The following article appears on www.FireScience.org: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) is projected to grow by 33% between 2010 and 2020. This unprecedented growth rate — more than double the … Continue reading

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The Soup Ladies

The Soup Ladies, a non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, serve hot and fresh cooked meals to emergency responders. When EMS providers are working in times of emergency and disaster, these dedicated ladies make every effort to fuel them with food … Continue reading

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