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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.

“We’re going to have a conversation about how you and I can make EMS a better place and push forward,” said Lillian Bonsignore, EMT-P, CIC, Chief of EMS Operations of the FDNY, in her EMS Today…
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If you’re dispatched to a call for a sexual assault, there are certain things unique to this scenario that are important to keep in mind for the mental and emotional wellbeing of the patient. “The…
As EMS providers, we know the signs and symptoms of different kinds of shock, whether hypovolemic, cardiogenic, neurogenic, anaphylactic, or septic—but can we identify those of psychological shock?…
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Cooper University Hospital is home to several military training programs for healthcare providers. Located in Camden, N.J., Cooper trains special operations medics from every branch of the military.…
Since a string of bushfires sparked by drought and record-high temperatures began ravaging Australia in the summer of 2019, fire and EMS services have ramped up their operations to protect their…
You and your partner walk onto a scene for a 35-year-old female experiencing moderate abdominal pain. Her husband answers the door and shows you to their living room where she is sitting on the couch…
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-…
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