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Paul Murphy, MS, MA, EMT-P

Paul Murphy, MS, MA, EMT-P, has administrative and clinical experience in healthcare organizations

As mobile integrated healthcare grows in popularity throughout the U.S., each new program looks a little different, based on the community it serves. The Rockford, IL, Fire Department (RFD) is…
On a hot summer afternoon, an ambulance is dispatched to a park to evaluate a patient complaining of weakness. The EMS crew finds an adult male sitting on the grass next to a shopping cart filled…
As mobile integrated healthcare grows in popularity throughout the U.S., each new program looks a little different, based on the community it serves. The Rockford, IL, Fire Department (RFD) is…
Healthcare is continuously experiencing innovation and transition. The anticipated implementation of ICD-10 on October 1 is a prime example. Healthcare leaders must ensure their organizations are…
You arrive at work to start your shift. A few weeks ago you completed the EMS agency’s orientation program and are glad to be “on the streets.” For today’s schedule there have…
A BLS ambulance is dispatched to transport a bed-confined patient from a dialysis center back home. After arriving at the center and assisting the patient onto the ambulance stretcher, the crew…
Determining that an individual is overweight or obese may involve a team of clinicians and a variety of assessments conducted in controlled environments, such as a medical office or hospital. There…
An EMS crew responds to a report of a fall from a roof. Upon arrival they find an elderly male patient lying on his right side. He is unconscious, with sonorous respirations. His skin is cool, moist…
You are working with Tracey, a veteran paramedic, on an overnight shift. Tracy is considered to be a solid paramedic with more than a decade of experience. You have worked with her a few times in the…
   Smoke inhalation is a caustic event that can be lethal. In the United States, there are between 5,000 and 10,000 deaths from smoke inhalation each year. In the May issue we reviewed…
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