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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 branded 2020 with fear, grief, widespread death and suffering, unemployment, political tensions, and perhaps above all, uncertainty—uncertainty about our health, our…
Su compañero y usted se dirigen hacia una escena en la que una mujer de 35 años experimenta un dolor abdominal moderado. El esposo les abre la puerta y les muestra la sala de estar donde ella se…
Chronic fatigue. Exertional dyspnea. Myocarditis. Hypercoagulopathy. Brain fog. Muscle aches. Paresthesia. Altered sleep patterns. Psychiatric disorders. Lung scarring. Gastrointestinal issues. COVID…
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…
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