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EMS Have Best Opportunity to Detect Signs of Child Abuse

EMS is an important point of contact for children who suffer from child abuse, which is also called non-accidental injury (NAT).  In North Carolina, and many other states, EMS is required to report s... Read More...

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The Active Shooter Threat: Fire and EMS Response Considerations Scene Safety: Fire and EMS at Active Shooter Events

As discussed in the first edition of this series, fire departments and EMS agencies have had to reassess their role in active shooter response after a series of deadly mass shooting events. For so lo... Read More...

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EMS Perfect to Help With Needle Exchange Program

The use of injection drugs has been exploding over the last several years. More people now die from an overdose than car crashes. As we all know intravenous drug users are at high risk of death from ... Read More...

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South Carolina EMS Protocols Updated, Released and Ready for Use!

EMS Colleagues: It was great to see so many familiar faces recently at South Carolina Fire Rescue 2017. Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth to pick up some literature, had a question ... Read More...

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EMS: It is Time We Advocate For Us!

The other day I was at an event and met up with another paramedic and had an interesting conversation. It started with the idea of how far EMS has come in terms of changes in scope, equipment and the... Read More...

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National Tactical Medicine Competition to Challenge Providers from Around the Country

SOARescue, in partnership with multiple organizations, officially announced the National Tactical Medicine Competition (NTMC) to be held on Sunday, May 21st in Charlotte, North Carolina at the Charlo... Read More...

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Improving Prehospital Care of Athletes

There are many athletic events that EMS may be standing by or called to that traverse the contact and collision spectrums. High school football games are perhaps the most high profile events that EMS... Read More...

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Challenging Pediatric Dogma — A Human Factors Engineering Win

As a Nobel Prize winning scientist, Daniel Kahneman gave us a deeper understanding of the human brain and how it makes critical decisions. The fascinating thing is that EMS providers must make decisi... Read More...

Relevant Tags: EMS 2016

HCN and CO in Fire Fighting and EMS

It isn’t just Carbon Monoxide (CO) we need to worry about. Hydrogen Cyanide (HCN) is probably an even greater danger. If you or members of your team have experienced a headache, sore throat or n... Read More...

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North Carolina Association of Rescue and EMS 60th Annual Convention

The North Carolina Association of Rescue and EMS will hold its 60th Annual Convention at the Hickory Metro Convention Center Sept. 8-10, 2016. It is a great opportunity for rescue and EMS responders ... Read More...

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Don’t Disappoint Your Ambulance

For the last year or so, I have been providing commentary and information in this forum about ambulances.  The ambulance is a fundamental component to an EMS organization, regardless of whether you a... Read More...

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EMS and Law Enforcement Work Together to Reduce Overdose Deaths

We all choose prehospital medicine to help people during their time of greatest need. People are perhaps in their time of greatest need when they have overdosed on narcotics. This country, and especi... Read More...

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What Happened? ‘If it is Predictable, it is Preventable’

You have just walked out of a stressful meeting with the budget staff when your phone rings. One of your ambulances has been involved in a collision with another motorist. A myriad of things are now ... Read More...

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Albert and Allen Jones Twins talk about their 44 years in the rescue service

Twin brothers Albert and Allen Jones started their career in Emergency Medical Service (EMS) on Nov. 1, 1971 at the age of 21. They joined Goldsboro Volunteer Rescue Squad. At that time, the only req... Read More...

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EMS Continuing Education: Pain or Pleasure

About a month ago I was heading in to EMS Base where I was going to spend the day participating as a student in our monthly continuing education. Entering the classroom I saw Richard Stump setting up... Read More...

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Issue 32.2 | Fall 2017

Keeping First Responders Safe
Ideas to improve safety on the job, leadership, serving our community and keeping the desire to serve others...
 



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