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Upcoming EMT and AEMT Online / Hybrid Training Courses

Georgia Institute of EMS would like to announce its upcoming EMT and AEMT Online / Hybrid training courses.  Our new offerings will begin with the EMT class starting on April 22, 2014 and our AEMT course beginning on April 29, 2014.  If you would like more information regarding our EMT class, please go to our April 2014 EMT Course Announcement…

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Added by Thomas Kamplain on March 15, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

“Help Needed:” How Marketing Your Agency Can Spice Up Volunteer Recruitment & Retention

“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…

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Added by Lindsey Korode on March 5, 2014 at 11:42am — No Comments

Living in the ACA World - Community Paramedicine and other Darwinian Thoughts

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…

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Added by Chris Carlson, PhD on February 3, 2014 at 1:42pm — No Comments

EMT, EMT-I, AEMT & Paramedic Refresher Courses - Georgia

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,…

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Added by Thomas Kamplain on January 20, 2014 at 8:36pm — No Comments

Dear Lord

Dear Lord,

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.

Added by Barbi Rainfeather on November 25, 2013 at 10:35pm — 1 Comment

Hesitate, before you Intubate. PLEASE

Megan’s Song!!

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…

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Added by Judy Gilbreath on October 3, 2013 at 10:38pm — No Comments

Baltimore sees immediate EMS collections improvement with Digitech

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.…

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Added by Digitech Computer on September 30, 2013 at 10:37am — No Comments

BEACON: SMS-based emergency medical dispatching for developing countries



By J. Friesen, MPH, EMT-P

(Re-posted by author from mHealthAlliance.org)



Since the conquests of Napoleon, or perhaps even earlier, coordinated triage and rapid evacuation of the critically sick and injured have been recognized as effective ways to reduce premature death…

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Added by Trek Medics Intl on September 20, 2013 at 1:20am — No Comments

Mobile Marketing The Community Cannot Miss: Why ambulances are the greatest billboards never used.

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…

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Added by Trek Medics Intl on September 20, 2013 at 1:17am — No Comments

"911 where there is none" - BEACON: SMS-based dispatching for developing countries

Hi all,

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…

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Added by Trek Medics Intl on September 2, 2013 at 6:29pm — No Comments

At what point does "abuse of the system" become more about a failure of the system to adapt?

Once, in the past, I worked in a very busy urban EMS system. I was well paid, the trucks ran well enough, and the heat and air conditioning worked most of the time. I had a great partner whom which I compare all my subsequent partners to. I was a young paramedic working on the mean streets of a big city. What was not to love? I was living the dream. After a while though, I began to feel bitter. I found myself constantly dispatched to calls that were a waste of time. Calls for sore throats and… Continue

Added by Nathan Stanaway on August 15, 2013 at 11:16am — No Comments

At what point does "abuse of the system" become more about a failure of the system to adapt?

At what point does "abuse of the system" become more about a failure of the system to adapt?



Once, in the past, I worked in a very busy urban EMS system. I was well paid, the trucks ran well enough, and the heat and air conditioning worked most of the time. I had a great partner whom which I compare all my subsequent partners to. I was a young paramedic working on the mean streets of a big city. What was not to love? I was living the dream. After a while though, I began to feel… Continue

Added by Nathan Stanaway on August 14, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

New EMS Novel, Medic Up: Where Criminals, SWAT Teams & Medicine Intersect

Sorry for the self-promotion. It took two years of hard work but it's done.



In this fiction thriller, a maniacal killer is on the loose in a Baltimore suburb and the SWAT team is charged with finding him and his killer-a former love interest.



Danny Weaver, SWAT's newly assigned fire department medic, has just completed a grueling three-week indoctrination course. From the outset, team leader Jack Phillips has disliked Weaver and wants him dropped from the program. Despite… Continue

Added by Dennis R. Krebs on August 2, 2013 at 6:03pm — No Comments

New EMS Novel, Medic Up: Where Criminals, SWAT Teams & Medicine Intersect

Sorry for the self-promotion. It took two years of hard work but it's done.



In this fiction thriller, a maniacal killer is on the loose in a Baltimore suburb and the SWAT team is charged with finding him and his killer-a former love interest.



Danny Weaver, SWAT's newly assigned fire department medic, has just completed a grueling three-week indoctrination course. From the outset, team leader Jack Phillips has disliked Weaver and wants him dropped from the program. Despite… Continue

Added by Dennis R. Krebs on August 2, 2013 at 6:02pm — No Comments

Nationally Registered 'Road Doctor'

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…

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Added by Jennifer Berry on July 11, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Lifesaving Resources to conduct 2nd WATER RESCUE TRAIN-THE-TRAINER ACADEMY

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.…

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Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on June 27, 2013 at 9:43pm — No Comments

Cardiac Arrest vs Heart Attack

Added by Eric L. Astillero, REMT-D on June 13, 2013 at 3:42pm — 1 Comment

The Star of Life and The Rod of Asclepius

Added by Eric L. Astillero, REMT-D on June 13, 2013 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Day 32: And the Final Grade Is...

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…

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Added by Jennifer Berry on May 23, 2013 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

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