“Help needed” is a message that most volunteer fire/EMS members have received in some form or another because, let’s face it, finding quality members and getting them to stick around is downright difficult. While occasionally the problem can be addressed by reallocation of resources, it’s often a numbers game, leaving leadership wishing they simply had more bodies to fill the open spots. Regardless of agency type (fire, rescue, or both) and volunteer status (100% or partially paid), most…Continue
Added by Lindsey Korode on March 5, 2014 at 11:42am — No Comments
The questions come on a daily basis – “Do I reposition my EMS business in the face of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and if so, how?” One of my favorite truisms is ‘the practical function of conventional wisdom is to save one from original thought.’ The banks of the river of conventional wisdom are currently overflowing with the ‘opportunities’ and ‘solutions’ presented by community paramedicine as a response to the post-ACA…Continue
Added by Chris Carlson, PhD on February 3, 2014 at 1:42pm — No Comments
As you all know, it is time once again to gather up all those CEU hours to renew your National Registry. At Georgia Institute of EMS, you can earn all of your refresher hours on a shift friendly schedule. If you are interested, please contact us. You can check us out on our website, www.georgiaemt.com for more information. Our site will have information regarding our upcoming initial EMT and AEMT education courses along with EMT,…Continue
Added by Thomas Kamplain on January 20, 2014 at 8:36pm — No Comments
Please give me the strength to help those in need today without judgement, to steady my hands for that pediatric code, to work through me providing your healing white light
around my patient, my partner, and all my brothers & sisters out there.
By Judy Gilbreath, RN, CEN
I don’t think anyone but another ER Nurse can understand the feeling that you get in the pit of your stomach when that EMS radio goes off and the report is of someone involved in an accident that meets the general description of one of your children.
I had just such a scare in late April of 2010. The radio went off a little after midnight and they were transporting two young people who had been involved in a motor vehicle crash…Continue
Added by Judy Gilbreath on October 3, 2013 at 10:38pm — No Comments
Briarcliff Manor, NY – September 30, 2013 – Digitech Computer, Inc. today announced that collections for emergency transports under its contract with the Baltimore City Fire Department have outstripped projections by more than 50%. Based on current run rates, Digitech will collect several million dollars more from 2013 EMS transports than were collected in 2010, the most recent year for which data from fully resolved claims processed by the previous vendor is available.…Continue
Added by Digitech Computer on September 30, 2013 at 10:37am — No Comments
(Re-posted by author from mHealthAlliance.org)
Added by Trek Medics Intl on September 20, 2013 at 1:20am — No Comments
By J. Friesen
(Re-posted by author from TriplePundit.com)
Ambulances are the greatest billboard never used: they have lights, sirens, move on four wheels, and every time the community sees…
Added by Trek Medics Intl on September 20, 2013 at 1:17am — No Comments
My name is Jason Friesen, and I'm a paramedic and founder of Trek Medics International, a nonprofit that improves emergency medical systems for developing countries.
For nearly 3 years, I've been working with a volunteer group of EMTs, medics, doctors and software developers to improve BEACON, an SMS-based dispatching software we've created for communities that won't ever be able to afford the advanced 911 dispatching technologies we have in North America, Europe, and…
Added by Trek Medics Intl on September 2, 2013 at 6:29pm — No Comments
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All of you out there who hold certifications know how much you want to show that baby off! Especially if you're not actually working in the field yet, just being able to whip out a card that displays your name and some language that you can save a life is a pretty cool parlor trick.
Below, I pose with my National Registry of EMTs certification card at the wedding of a couple that's a friend of JEMS. When the bride gets back from her honeymoon, I hope to jump in her ambulance…Continue
Added by Jennifer Berry on July 11, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Water Rescue Train-the-Trainer Academy Registration Due to its popularity, Lifesaving Resources will conduct one additional Water Rescue Train-the-Trainer Academy, July 8 - 11, 2013 in Kennebunkport, Maine.…Continue
Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on June 27, 2013 at 9:43pm — No Comments
Added by Eric L. Astillero, REMT-D on June 13, 2013 at 3:40pm — No Comments
I am ecstatic to report to you all that I not only passed the class, but I got an A on both the final and the class.
An A is always a sweet reward for a job well done, but this one is even sweeter because I fought so hard for that grade -- literally and figuratively. I not only worked through a lot of troubles with learning how to study and how to manage my time as an adult student, I also fought with instructors over the semantics of quiz questions.
I did it…Continue
In honor of EMS Week, which is happening right now, I want to thank everyone out there in the field for what you do. EMS providers don't always get the recognition they need for the amazing jobs they do. So I decided to post the five things I think make EMS providers most awesome.
Thing is, I couldn't do it. Not because EMS providers don't do five awesome things. Rather, because everything I said was a variation of the following most-awesome thing ever:
Added by Jennifer Berry on May 21, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments