Mobile apps designed for first responders promise to increase the quality of care patients receive. By making patient data more accessible, these apps can allow first responders to properly care for the patient, even if they have drug allergies or other extenuating conditions. Currently undergoing beta testing at King's Daughters Medical Center (KDMC) in Brookaven, Mississippi, these apps could save lives by saving time.
Balancing your personal life with your EMS career can be a challenge. We look into some options for child care for EMS professionals.
We spoke with several experts on the NREMT recertification deadline, why the decision was made, and what it means for EMS providers going forward.
911 dispatchers are just as likely to suffer from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as EMS and other first responders. We spoke with a former 911 dispatcher about her experiences, and discuss recent research around first responder jobs and mental health.
As COVID-19 continues to spread, first responder shortages are becoming a real threat and states are calling on retirees and volunteers to help.
Though it doesn't happen often, people who cheat during EMS testing or falsify the necessary documents for certification face severe consequences.
We reflect on the impact COVID-19 will have on EMS Week and share some ideas on how EMS can still celebrate this week set aside in their honor.
Disaster response can be a way for first responders to help communities and earn a little extra money - but make sure to take care of yourself out there.
We explore the need for COVID-19 testing among first responders and the different forms it takes, such as contact tracing.
A discussion of diversity and inclusiveness in the EMS profession and how EMS agencies can create a more diverse workforce.