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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 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…
"Tendremos una conversación sobre cómo usted y yo podemos hacer del SEM un lugar mejor y seguir adelante", dice Lillian Bonsignore, EMT-P, CIC, jefa de operaciones del SEM en el Departamento de…
On Friday, June 21, 2019, a massive explosion at an oil refinery shook South Philadelphia and portions of southern New Jersey at approximately 0400. Residents woken by the blast reported rattled…
The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified social injustices so mightily that they are impossible to ignore: inequities in healthcare among minorities, low accessibility to treatment for people with…
EMS World is asking first responders and healthcare workers who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 to talk about their experiences battling the virus. If you or someone you know in the field has a…
EMS World está pidiendo a los respondedores y trabajadores de la salud que han sido diagnosticados con COVID-19 que nos cuenten sobre sus experiencias en la lucha contra el virus. Si usted o alguien…
Te envían a una residencia por una posible sobredosis, inmediatamente reconoces la dirección; es tu tercera vez allí en este mes. Al llegar, el paciente no responde, está pálido, tiene pupilas en…
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