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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...

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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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Mini Me — Pediatric Patient Assessment

In 1989, Robin Williams’ movie Dead Poets Society talked to students about the importance of perspective in looking at the world. This movie, which took high school aged young men in a prep school in... Read More...

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Updates on EMS Practices

Here is a quick update on some news related to EMS in North Carolina. First of all, the North Carolina Medical Board working with the North Carolina Office of EMS is setting up an advisory group to g... Read More...

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Evidence-Based Prehospital Diagnosis of Heart Failure

EMS receives a call for a 68-year-old male with shortness of breath.  Reported history includes coronary artery disease, heart failure, hypertension, COPD and diabetes.  On arrival, he is tachycardic... Read More...

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Be the Safe Ambulance Operator

In May of 1976, the folks at Twentieth Century Fox released the EMS cult classic film “Mother, Jugs, and Speed.”  The storyline focused on the operation of two Los Angeles private ambulance companies... Read More...

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When I Say Stay, I Mean It!

In the old west there was a code of honor that applied to the horse that was tied up outside of the local saloon — if it wasn’t yours, you left it alone. Today, the unfortunate reality is that the sa... Read More...

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Issue 31.4 | Spring 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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