Featured Blog Posts – April 2009 Archive (8)

Time to Take Ambulance Safety Seriously: Are the answers out there already?

I am Kevin Peters, NREMT-P with Carilion Clinic Patient Transport in Roanoke VA where I am the full-time dedicated Safety Officer. We are a CAMTS Accredited organization providing a full range of EMS, Transport, CCT and Helicopter EMS Services. I spend my time focused on the safety of our 3Ps: Provider, Patient and Public. We have 250 employees, 35 ambulances, and 2 helicopters distributed in 9 bases that cover a geographic area the size of Rhode… Continue

Added by Kevin W. Peters on April 27, 2009 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Need to knows about Swine flu

Introduction:-- A new strain of swine flu that has killed as many as 81 and sickened more than 1,324 in Mexico has spread to the United States and is raising fears of a possible pandemic. Learn more about the disease and why it is causing concern among health officials.



What is it: -- Swine influenza is a respiratory disease of pigs first isolated in swine in 1930, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The illness is caused by four different type A influenza… Continue

Added by Txhazmat on April 26, 2009 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Castles, Cafes and EMS Innovations

Hi JEMS Subscribers,



I’m Wayne Zygowicz, JEMS Editorial Board Member and EMS Chief with Littleton Fire Rescue (Colorado). Have you ever wondered how EMS, fire service or rescue assistance is provided in other countries? What equipment, training and resources do foreign rescue teams use to provide service in other parts of the world? Now you’ll have an opportunity to get a snap shot of what’s available across the Atlantic by following my blog as I travel to Germany to see what new EMS… Continue

Added by Wayne M. Zygowicz on April 25, 2009 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Relationship 9-1-1...Part 3

Part 3 of the series "Relationship 9-1-1". If you have not already read them, I highly recommend you read the first two articles in this series.



Part 1: http://connect.jems.com/profiles/blogs/relationship-911



Part 2: http://connect.jems.com/profiles/blogs/relationship-911part-2



We are discussing the problems we tend to face in our home life and personal relationships and we are taking a look at some simple techniques that are immediately applicable in order to… Continue

Added by Shaun Froshour on April 21, 2009 at 3:51pm — No Comments

What's in a title?

A recent (re)posting of a sappy "I'M AN AMBULANCE DRIVER" 'rant' thingamajig on one of the several forums I frequent (all too often) got me thinking, "Why do people care so much about what we're called?" This isn't to say that what we proclaim ourselves to be is unimportant, but the amount of personal offense some people take when being called by some titles is astonishing.



So, let's review the common titles the public… Continue

Added by Joe Paczkowski on April 21, 2009 at 12:05pm — 11 Comments

EMS Management Degree

I am very interested in pursuing an EMS management degree. Does anyone have any information or advice on the topic? Will this be a good career move? Are jobs plentiful or will a relocation be in my future? I am especially interested in the George Washington University online program. Any feedback?

Added by S V on April 17, 2009 at 10:26pm — 4 Comments

Paramedicine; Defining an Allied Health Profession?

I've thought about this for a long time. Over the years I've listened to and taken part in numerous discussions related to professionalism, professional recognition, and the future of EMS. First, let me make clear that there is a distinct difference between professional behavior, acting and looking like a professional and being recognized by the public and the medical community as a Profession. What I'm interested in talking about is the pathway to recognition as an allied health profession.… Continue

Added by Michael Touchstone on April 11, 2009 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Thom Dick and Donkey Kong

What do Thom Dick and Donkey Kong have in common? Wait for it, wait for it ...



I'm finally getting a chance to decompress after EMS Today, our annual "JEMS conference." I was looking through my photos and videos and notes, and came across a few images of the message boards near the registration area.



Here's the first side, which asked "What is the most important thing you've learned since becoming a part of EMS?"



And… Continue

Added by Lisa Bell on April 4, 2009 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

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