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James Careless

James Careless is a freelance writer and frequent contributor to EMS World.  

 
The city of Alexandria (Va.) has successfully deployed home-based 9-1-1 services during the COVID-19 pandemic, making it the first jurisdiction in the United States to do so. This innovative move…
The unexpected September 20, 2020 passing of prominent emergency physician Craig Manifold, DO, who served as medical director for the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT),…
The news that a 20-year-old woman was found alive by funeral home personnel just prior to being embalmed—after being declared dead “based on real-time medical data, including heartbeat and breathing…
The fact that COVID-19 has devastated EMS revenues seems trivial compared to the lives it’s claimed. But for the EMTs and paramedics who tend to the sick, drastically slashed revenues matter—this is…
Kirkland, Wash., had some of the earliest COVID-19 fatalities in the United States. The drama unfolded in late February 2020, when Kirkland Fire Department (KFD) EMS personnel went to the Life Care…
Editor's note: Phase 2 recruitment for Dr. Patterson's fatigue study launched on Sept. 10, 2020. If you are the administrator/manager of a 9-1-1 EMS agency that staffs between 50–300 paid clinicians…
Editor's Note: EMS World Expo's "virtual break room" will feature selected EMS-specific videos from Jason's library, including 'What TeleEMS Would Look Like,' 'Every Medic and EMT Scenario Ever,' '…
Editor's Note: The original version of this article has been corrected to clarify the results of the study referenced, and to revise the credential of the article’s interview source.  A…
In the blink of an eye, every piece of electronic equipment in a large part of North America could be disrupted or shut down. That’s the nightmare scenario associated with electromagnetic pulses (…
COVID-19 has disrupted all aspects of EMS life, including EMT/paramedic training and recertification. The need to maintain social distancing just doesn’t work with the traditional hands-on group…
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