All Blog Posts Tagged 'EMS' (43)

“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

Digitech Undertakes $5M Baltimore EMS Contract

City expects to reap rewards of maximum collections efficiency  

 

Briarcliff Manor, NY – December 11, 2012  – Digitech Computer Inc. today announced that implementation of their agreement with Baltimore City Fire Department has been completed and that processing of medical transport claims by the firm has been successfully initiated.  Under the contract, Digitech will provide EMS billing services to Baltimore, and the…

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Added by Digitech Computer on December 10, 2012 at 5:17pm — No Comments

Bob Page Interview on 12-Lead ECG Interpretation

Do you think the time it takes to capture a 12-lead ECG is worth it? Would you argue that a lack of transmission capability or a limit in protocols means you can’t do much with an ECG? This episode will challenge that thinking and encourage you to learn more about the power of an ECG and how much you really can do at first patient contact.



One thing is clear, accurate and consistent ECG interpretation requires broader exposure to 12-leads and the training to recognize issues.…

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Added by chepinc on September 26, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

"Updated Vitals" - An EMS Development Resource

 

 

Hello! Just wanted to put out a quick notice that we've started working on a new resource to share and discuss EMS development in low- and middle-income countries - Updated Vitals. It's pretty much a list of Dos,…

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Added by Trek Medics Intl on April 4, 2011 at 12:52am — No Comments

Where Can We Affect Change?: Part 2

Last time I discussed briefly the importance of change in our profession.  The profession that doesn’t change and adapt with the times will soon find itself outdated, inefficient, ineffective, and maybe even replaced.  That’s why it’s so important that we consider how we can move forward and do our best to enact policies and protocols to see that our profession prospers in the coming future of reformed healthcare.  We’ve already looked at the opportunities and possibilities for improvement…

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Added by Justin Tilghman on January 17, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

International EMS News & Research Feed - Trek Medics

 

International EMS News & Research



In order to help you keep up-to-date on the latest news, research and…

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Added by Trek Medics Intl on January 4, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Paramedic Tutor

Paramedic Tutor

Added by Rob Theriault on December 17, 2010 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Craziest 911 call

OK, I know you all have had just one of those days that you received a call either for Telecommunicators, Fire, EMS or law enforcement. Please let me know what your Craziest call was!! What was that one call that you just had to sit back and laugh? Cause if you didn't then you would just die, or the one that you can say, "you know, God I love my job"



This goes out to all the Telecommunicators, Fire, EMS or Law Enforcement officers. Thank You for all you do. Stay Safe and God… Continue

Added by Tonia Smith on November 7, 2010 at 10:25am — No Comments

What does OH, NC & MD have in common?

Ohio, North Carolina, and Maryland all had crashes involving ambulance's this month thus far. With all of these being in the news lately and it has caused me to do some reflection on my own driving. Whether its due to youth, our inexperience, the inability to handle the adrenaline, or other motorist faults, we are at risk. A constant risk of Motor Vehicle Crashes, some of which have ended with fatalities of civilians and EMS providers.



Emergency Medical Services unfortunately… Continue

Added by Paul C. Bahnuk on September 20, 2010 at 11:03pm — 1 Comment

Ambulance is latin for taxi?

JEMS did its bit for UK EMS practice today and pasted a video about some exciting developments to UK practice and then published it on Facebook and labelled it as the UK's response to 911 abuse.


As usual on the Facebook page the comments come flooding in and I'm sure I said this in a discussion forum earlier in the year, I should really study the epidemic of patients with dental related symptoms seeking EMS care because everyone seems to cite it as their favourite abuse…
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Added by Neil White on August 24, 2010 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

The DIEMS Project (Database for International EMS Systems)





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Added by Trek Medics Intl on August 17, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Mutual Aid

Well, the day has finally come where my lovely friend Jeremiah and I announce the big project we’ve been working on for quite some time now. Everything is in place and we are days away from the start of this…

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Added by MsParamedic on July 12, 2010 at 1:03am — 1 Comment

Down Time

We have all been there, sitting around in our bus at 200 hours waiting for the hand of the clock to click a second closer to the end of our shift. Surrounded by the darkness of the…
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Added by Paul C. Bahnuk on June 26, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Political BS

To quote a wise man "it really grinds my gears" that the world we live in is so careful about not getting into a a lawsuit that we forgo common sense. When did we as Americans turn the page to a new chapter of being scared of what is right and correct? When did we forgo the ability to fire a provider who doesn't do their job, just because the fact he skipped out of work to go to a Pride event. Now I have no issues with life style choice's nor that he was attending an event. I have a problem… Continue

Added by Paul C. Bahnuk on June 16, 2010 at 8:19pm — 1 Comment

Directions from the Lady on a Horse

Now as stories go, this is by far the oddest one I have (to date)

It was a late summers day, I was sitting at our East posting location enjoying the nice weather and the Park walkers when we got a Poll for a call. Responding down the highway me and my partner joked about what fun we could have in this distant village of our county. 28 miles to travel just to reach the village's limits you have plenty of time to talk and joke even reminisce about the time we blew out a tire on the highway… Continue

Added by Paul C. Bahnuk on May 11, 2010 at 8:02am — No Comments

"Ambulance Chaser"

We all know some one who says they are going to write a book about Life in EMS, I my friends am no exception. Here is just a taste of the adventures:



I was dispatched to assist an out of county agency enroute to the Cardiac Center with a full arrest. We headed up the interstate and set to rendezvous just outside the city limits. Sitting there I had no idea what was in store for my medic let alone what was in store for me. As the ambulance pulled up to meet us on the shoulder of the… Continue

Added by Paul C. Bahnuk on April 26, 2010 at 3:04am — 3 Comments

'I Don't Think You're Good Enough'

That’s what Corey Slovis, MD, FACP, FACEP, and JEMS editorial board member told his “EMS Diagnosis and Treatment of AMI” audience Thursday in regards to reading 12-lead ECGs to catch acute myocardial infarction. Now, before you get mad, as Slovis cautioned many times throughout the talk, the same goes for most ED nurses and doctors. Divide and conquer is his advice for those up to the challenge of improving on this skill. He suggests comparing certain lead combinations in certain orders to… Continue

Added by Lauren Coartney on March 6, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

EMS Today Conference, Day I

Wednesday was my first day here at EMS Today, in Baltimore, Maryland. So far everything is going smooth, with the exception of parking, but it is a big city, so that is to be expected. The conference is providing free parking, but it is about .5 mile walk from the lot to the conference. It makes me think of the episode from 'The Office' where they complain about the walk from the parking lot to the office.



Registration was very straightforward... and there were not a lot of lines… Continue

Added by Jason Evans on March 4, 2010 at 8:36am — No Comments

Ten Minutes in the Tank

The JEMS Games team sequester room is not for the faint of heart. This is where the teams are locked in to wait for their turn. On one side of the room, members of the 2009 winning team, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, are doing pushups. And on the other, crowd favorite FDNY is holding court -- ever-present "Bubba" on oxygen no less. It was after I made my way past such JEMS Games luminaries, however, that I…

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Added by Lauren Coartney on March 3, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Hi there...

Hi there, I'm Old Gregg... (Inside joke, I apologize)
All jokes aside, I am Natalie Quebodeaux, or MsParamedic on many many social sites. I am a paramedic from Southwest Louisiana, the Cajun part of the state. No, I don't live in New Orleans, that's Southeast La and is a totally different cultural experience, I assure you. Anyways, I figured that I'd share a little about my life here in the South as a medic.


I've been in EMS for only 3 years now, and I've been a…
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Added by MsParamedic on March 3, 2010 at 1:11am — No Comments

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