This Week in EMS: Paramedic Journal Club...EMS Blogs...

A Recap for December 4 - December 10, 2010


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Indiana EMT Killed in Ambulance Crash

The vehicle hit a tree, killing EMT David J. Gundle.

Wash. Responders Tackle Triggers of Non-Emergency Calls

In an effort to reduce the number of non-emergency calls, the Spokane Fire Department has established the Community Assistance Response Team in collaboration with Eastern Washington University's College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Social Work.

Indy EMS Merger is First of its Kind in the Nation

The new Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services Department will be a partnership between the Indianapolis Fire Department, Wishard Memorial Hospital, Indiana University School of Medicine and the Health and Hospital Corporation.


EMT Training Center

Social Science: Bay Area Medics Serve Dinner Along With Education

Continuing education can be pretty boring business. To the extent educators can liven things up, they'll get more engaged students who absorb and retain more. In California, the Bay Area Paramedic Journal Club has hit upon a format that's participatory, free-spoken and self-directed--and providers are responding.


EMS Life

When Johnny Met Rosie--Women in EMS Part 4: God Save the Queen

In a career that we all acknowledge is male-dominated, where to succeed we often have to work harder, longer and with a different approach just to attain the equivalent respect, why is it that women are harder on each other than anyone else usually is?


Social Media

Grand Rounds from the EMS Blogosphere: December 2010

In this month's round-up of what's being talked about online, Adam Thompson highlights blogs that discuss critical care medicine, mobile apps, equipment research and war stories in EMS.


Featured EMS World Magazine Article

Infor-motion

Broadly defined, health information exchange is the automated electronic movement of people's health information across organizations, independent of information systems or software. It's going to make your job easier, and it's going to contribute to better patient care.


EMS World Webcast Archive

Insights and Explanations of the New AHA Guidelines - Part 1: Basic Life Support

View this archived presentation that will help make sense of the AHA's new 2010 Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care for Basic Life Support (CPR) and Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) for adult and pediatric patients.


Continuing Education

Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription drug abuse is a rampant problem among today's adolescents. In 2004, more than 1.5 million teens met the diagnostic criteria for substance dependence and abuse. Here's what you need to know.

This CE activity is approved by EMS World Magazine, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), for 1.5 CEUs. After reading the article, download the test that accompanies this article or take the CE test online atwww.rapidce.com.


Product News

Braun Industries Releases Freedom Ambulance

"The Freedom is a model that meets the demands of the fire-based EMS community. After our introduction of the Braun Super Chief on the Spartan Furion, we have received numerous calls from customers about developing a product that has a larger module, can carry more firefighting equipment and offers a "built to suit" application," says Chad Brown for Braun.


Featured Video

eSEE Online Storefront Launch

Southeastern Emergency Equipment launches its new eSEE online storefront.


Noticeboard

EMS World Webcasts: New AHA Guidelines

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