As COVID-19 continues to spread, first responder shortages are becoming a real threat and states are calling on retirees and volunteers to help.
EMS departments are seeing a huge change in procedure due to COVID-19. Will the changes in PPE use, education and call volume persist after the pandemic?
EMS providers have an exhausting, difficult, and dangerous job. Yet, they are not recognized as an essential service. We explore the implications.
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.
A discussion of diversity and inclusiveness in the EMS profession and how EMS agencies can create a more diverse workforce.
I read it all the time: “They need to pay us better.” But do they need to increase EMS pay? Across the board, there is a lack of professionalism in our industry. I spent several years working in the field before moving to the administrative side of the house. It was an eye-opening experience to say the least.
Whether marijuana is legal or not in your state doesn’t stop employers from asking EMS professionals for pre-employment drug testing. A drug-free workplace is a requirement for ambulance companies, EMS facilities and fire stations that operate under federal grants.
Crew resource management includes everyone from dispatch to the emergency room staff. If we use it appropriately, we can improve teamwork, communication and problem solving; promote input from all team members regardless of level of certification or experience; and decrease the likelihood of a sentinel event.
When inappropriate behavior starts, it’s critical to address it right away. The worst thing to do is ignore it because it could get worse. Setting respectful boundaries is important.
Have you ever dreamed of a job with wings or rotors? Then prepare for liftoff if you’re trying to land a job as a flight paramedic. Here are some tips to position you for this career.