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Valerie Amato, NREMT

Valerie Amato is EMS World's associate editor. She holds a B.A. in English and Pre-Law and is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health degree at Temple University. She is also a volunteer EMT with the Philadelphia Medical Reserve Corps and Temple University EMS. Reach Val at vamato@emsworld.com.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the delivery of education drastically and possibly forever. When schools began shutting down in March to curb the spread of the virus, educators had less than two…
In EMS education, we learn that airway management is the most critical aspect of patient care. It’s the first thing we’re taught to assess in a patient, and airway skills are drilled into…
As the EMS community grapples with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, there is no better time than now to discuss the important roles of epidemiology and emergency management (EM). On Wednesday, Sept. 16,…
Chronic fatigue. Exertional dyspnea. Myocarditis. Hypercoagulopathy. Brain fog. Muscle aches. Paresthesia. Altered sleep patterns. Psychiatric disorders. Lung scarring. Gastrointestinal issues. COVID…
Amid the tragedy and challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked on our society, we must seek silver linings and leverage the opportunity to make positive changes, particularly within the healthcare…
El Hospital Universitario Cooper es hogar de diversos programas militares de entrenamiento para proveedores de atención médica. Está localizado en Camden, Nueva Jersey, EE. UU. Cooper entrena…
The field of public safety is plagued by long shifts and interrupted sleep, often resulting in sleep deprivation and fatigue in its workforce. This is a noteworthy issue as fire, EMS and law…
On July 16, EMS World attended the graduation ceremony of 13 paramedics from the Philadelphia Fire Department (PFD). In efforts to address a local paramedic shortage as well as provide career…
On the second day of the virtual ImageTrend Connect Conference, speakers Ben Hastings, director of product management at ImageTrend, and Justin Kelly, answer the question “What is meaningful data?”…
EMS has long struggled with poor retention rates due to low wages, long hours and taxing working conditions characterized by traumatic calls and interrupted meals and sleep. During the COVID-19…
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