Featured Blog Posts – March 2009 Archive (3)

Prehospital Hypothermic Resuscitation - JEMS Webcast April 15th


Added by JEMS Web Chief on March 23, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Advanced Practice Paramedics 2.0

About 15 years ago the buzz in ems academia was the prospect of advanced-practice paramedics (APP) doing patient assessment and treatment that went beyond the Paramedic National Standard Curriculum. Demonstration projects were set up in remote areas with few medical resources.

While one of the demonstration projects suffered from operational issues, there were larger problems. Medicare and health insurance would not pay for services. The Advanced Practice Paramedic competes with the… Continue

Added by Mike Ward on March 14, 2009 at 9:04pm — 31 Comments

How to Deal with Stressed-Out Families

Being an emergency responder comes with a lot of baggage -- including the emotional duress of frequent high-stress incidents. Although I’m not an EMT or paramedic, I know what you go through each day, and I have tips for how to deal with the pressures.

For seven years, I wrote exclusively on stress management topics for the former Emergency magazine in Redondo Beach, California. I traveled America’s highways and backroads to talk with responders at every little station I could find… Continue

Added by Judi Light Hopson on March 7, 2009 at 8:00pm — 5 Comments

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