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EMS Clinical Challenge finalists Megan Wieczenski and Andrew Grandin explain what the Clinical Challenge is and why they love competing. 

The budget cut allowed the department to cross-staff, using firefighters to staff ambulances due to medical calls outnumbering fire calls.
Starting next year, the insurer will reimburse treatment that doesn’t require the emergency department.
One of the two Northern California wildfires have been fully contained due to cooler temperatures and light rain.

One of the coolest things about EMS World Expo is seeing new products and meeting the creators. Long time EMS professional Damon Franklin shares one of the newest products found in the EMS World Expo exhibition hall his Resuscitation Pillow or CPRP.

Kenneth Scheppke challenged longstanding traditions in patient care that have not withstood current scrutiny.

Michael Dailey helps put on the EMS World Expo every year. If you've never come to the expo (or even if you come every year) he'll tell you why you should attend the EMS World Expo.

Nate Andrews is a paramedic student whose research project in PEA cardiac arrests garnered him an invite to speak at EMS World Expo 2017. Innovative minds are imperative for the growth of EMS- kudos to Nate and his team for their work!

Dispatch is not only a valuable part of our team but more and more they are becoming imperative to good patient outcomes. Isabel Gardet shares with us the benefit of over-the-phone CPR instructions on patient outcomes.

EMTs and other first responders who treated the wounded on scene of the Vegas shooting could be at risk for post-traumatic stress.

All EMS, fire, and law enforcement agencies in the county will participate in the drill along with 100 volunteers portraying victims of the shooting.
As the state begins facing the effects of the opioid crisis, medical professionals, law enforcement and prosecutors join the national discussion on possible solutions to the epidemic.
Only one of three in the country, the "rapid extrication team" assists in rescuing injured firefighters while local crews battle the forest fires.
The paramedic-staffed chase car would respond to ALS calls in a timelier manner and help alleviate several local fire departments' calls.

Sigurd Blix is an EMT and medical student from Norway.

EMS World Expo invited him to present his research on the need for more training in wound packing and penetrating  trauma. 

The size and scope of the Expo has him excited to do more research in the hopes of getting invited back. 

Code Green is an EMS mental health campaign that aims at helping EMS providers get therapy and help for the stressors that come with being in EMS. They've had a booth at EMS World Expo going on 3 years and find the expo is one of the best way to get their message out. 

 

For more information please go to www.codegreencampaign.org.

Las Vegas and Orlando massacres set a solemn tone for the normally festive event.
In a project to raise grant funding that began a year ago, the Richmond Ambulance Authority and VCU Health teamed up to provide 35 of Richmond’s Public Schools with Bleeding Control (BCON) equipment. 
Mercy Health's new two-story, 29,000 square foot center features a Level 1 trauma center, an expanded surgical area, and more comfortable patient and visitor access.
Luigi Daberdaku has made 1,500 sandwiches so far for the North Bay first responders managing the wildfires in California.
The Vegas Strong Resiliency Center dedicated to providing resources to those affected by the mass shooting will open on Monday at 1523 Pinto Lane.

Kevin Collopy is giving 5 different lectures on 5 different topics. He sat down with me and talked about one of these topics that he's very passionate about: Drifting from safety standards. 

Kevin also weighs in on EMS World Expo and the impact the expo has on his service's education.

A community of nearly 500 deaf people were the last to be notified and evacuated during the wildfires in Sonoma County, calling for better emergency alert systems.

Erik Gaull has been attending EMS World Expo for almost 3 decades. What keeps him coming back? Education, exhibits, and perhaps most importantly: his friends are all here.

Shawn Rogers of Rogers EMS Consulting explains how a rapid response model can help save lives in rural parts of the country.