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Friday, July 22, 2016

EMS 1 Newletter

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Dear EMS1 Subscriber,
EMS is in the middle of health care’s dynamic transformation. Forces within EMS, such as evolving clinical care capabilities and an increasingly educated workforce, and broad economic and social forces outside of EMS are creating new trends in the profession.

To understand and evaluate how the profession is changing, Fitch & Associates, in cooperation with EMS1 and the National EMS Management Association, has undertaken a significant effort to study a diverse population of EMS agencies on topics from clinical care to salaries to operational benchmarks to hiring requirements.

The premiere edition of the EMS Trend Report identifies traits that many EMS systems across the country share and the significant differences that exist. Read the report to see how your agency compares to others. Discuss the findings and send us your thoughts on how EMS is changing at
— Greg Friese, MS, NRP, EMS1 Editor-in-Chief
3 additional EMS employees terminated over Facebook posts
Stolen Dallas ambulance crashes into warehouse
NY first responders on alert after extremist threats surface
Couple parked outside hospital told to call 911: A woman parked outside the ER was told that she had to call 911 so medics could bring her husband into the hospital
Narcan prices increase 'by 1000 percent or more': Companies argue they spend millions to innovate and make the drug easier to administer
Paramedics called to save life of '7-year-old boy,' find a dog instead: The caller lied because he knew the ambulance would arrive quickly
Girl, 3, hit by ambulance suffers life-threatening injuries
Miss. council rejects using single provider for ambulance services
Ambulance agency withdraws service from NY town
Pediatric nurse performs CPR on one of two Fla. teens struck by lightning
Va. county implements publicly accessible AEDs
Bus with Chinese tourists catches fire in Taiwan, killing 26
In Public Safety Presents: Policy Implications of the Veteran Emergency Medical Technician Support Act
This legislation will help streamline the process for former military medics to join the civilian workforce 
Read the article
6 useful sepsis assessment and treatment tips
By Arthur Hsieh, EMS1 Columnist
Here's how EMS recognition and initiation of interventions can lower sepsis mortality.
Catching sepsis early 
Growing leaders is most important responsibility of EMS chiefs
By Greg Friese, EMS1 Editor-in-Chief
Attendees at Pinnacle conference learn important elements of leadership and how to grow EMS leaders.
Key takeaways 
Reality Training: Citizens as first care providers at fire and EMS incidents
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Stay up to date with online EMS training and education
By Robert Avsec, EMS1 Columnist
Paramedic chiefs need to assign training that is current, relevant and accurate.
What to consider 
How mobile integrated health is evolving to meet a patient need
By Center for Patient Safety, EMS1 Columnist
Patient safety methods and lessons learned need to be applied to the evolving subspecialty of community paramedicine.
A new approach 
Highway scene safety for EMS
Working a motor vehicle collision is one of the most dangerous scenes for EMS personnel and firefighters.
Watch the video 
What one simple technique can keep you safe during a violent encounter?
How to cannulate the external jugular vein
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1,138Pa. medic team outfitted with ballistic vests
753Is fire-based EMS destroying our best EMTs?
6773 additional EMS employees terminated over Facebook posts
261Bystander CPR: A key link in the chain of survival
242Off-duty paramedic drives himself to ambulance base after breaking neck
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