With the long-awaited COVID-19 vaccine finally being administered, there has been a lot of public confusion about its efficacy, safety, and development.
Ever wondered what it would be like to practice as an EMT or paramedic in another state? Let’s explore what it's like to work in California EMS.
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.
Communication can be a major learning curve when working with a transgender colleague. Learn why it's important to understand how to talk to transgender people, so you don’t cause unintentional harm or say things you don’t mean to say.
Open communication creates a workplace safety net when job stress runs amok. Learn how your EMS team can build a safety culture based on peer support.
Interested in learning more about the community paramedic role? Subject matter expert David O. Johnson, BS, NRP, CP-C, shares why he loves this new role and what you can expect if you decide to try the career path.