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Valerie Amato, NREMT

Valerie Amato is EMS World's Assistant Editor. Reach Val at vamato@emsworld.com.

You’re dispatched to a residence for a possible overdose and immediately recognize the address—it’s your third time there this month. Upon arrival the patient is unresponsive, pale, and has pinpoint…
Medicine has long been practiced based on what’s proven most beneficial to white men, as research has largely been conducted by white males, for white males. This has resulted in applying a one-size-…
When you think of weapons of mass destruction, a bag-valve mask probably doesn’t come to mind. But according to Timothy Redding, NRP, I/C and founder of Emergency Education Consultants, they …
In my first class at Temple University’s Master of Public Health program, we discussed Philadelphia’s raging opioid epidemic and efforts to curb its overdose rates. One of my classmates, a harm…
While cognitive intelligence is one trait that will bring us success, we often forget about another that reaps equally significant benefits in both our professional and personal lives: emotional…
“How many of you think the status quo is fine? We won’t be flourishing or floundering, but pretty much staying right where we are?” Dan Swayze, DrPH, MBA, MEMS asked attendees this question at…
The roles women have been able to play in EMS over the last few decades have developed slowly compared to their male counterparts. On Wednesday, October 16 at EMS World Expo, women in…
When you’re feeling stuck in your career, it usually means you’re ready for a change. But how do you begin that journey? Whether you’re nearing retirement looking for a part-time gig or a rookie EMT…
Cuando entra una llamada de emergencia particularmente desafiante por parte de los despachadores de la Ciudad de Nueva York, ya sea una persona que amenaza con saltar desde el puente George…
In this three-part series, EMS World examines medical errors and preventable harm in the prehospital and in-hospital settings. Medical errors are preventable events caused by procedural or…
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