An emergency responder for more than 20 years with career and volunteer fire departments, public and private emergency medical services and hospital-based healthcare, Rom Duckworth is an internationally recognized subject matter expert, fire officer, paramedic and educator. He is currently a career fire lieutenant, EMS coordinator and an American Heart Association national faculty member.
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Newborns, children and young adults can all have CVAs
New teaching tools and approaches are nothing to fear.
Many affordable new tools can aid students’ experience
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Can new technology and approaches improve student learning?
FEMA's Operational Templates and Guidance for EMS Mass Incident Deployment document offers several templates to ensure your next MCI response is a successful one
Incorporating lessons for the first due crew
There are many ways you can keep yourself and others educated and trained in mass casualty incident management
The position of staging officer will vary greatly from incident to incident, sometimes coordinating diverse sources of numerous types across multiple staging areas
Improve your care for these patients anytime, anywhere, in any system
You are assigned to be the transport officer at an MCI. What are your responsibilities?
In this MCI you get all the resources. How will you use them?
While the importance of training and practice of MCI management cannot be overemphasized, even relatively prepared EMS providers might find triage algorithms daunting.
While it may seem daunting to be the first due crew to an MCI, if you know your equipment and responsibilities, you’ll be able to manage those critical first minutes of the incident.
One way to make MCI management systems manageable is to focus on five primary jobs and the five steps required for performing each job.
A successful response starts long before an incident.
Just as MCIs come in a variety of forms, so do the size and design of emergency response systems to deal with them.
There are many reasons why EMS providers do not declare an MCI. What's yours?
Customers, clients, co-workers, pupils. Call them what you will, you will improve your results as an educator if you
find out why they are in your class.
What happens when you believe you've done all you can do, but the students still don't seem to learn? In this article,
we'll examine how course content and student attitudes and abilities affect performance outcomes.