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Pinnacle: EMS Case Law—Are You Protected?
Accusations of false claims and negligence can send shivers down the spines of even the most careful EMS administrators. During “2019 Legal Update” at Pinnacle July 26, two experienced EMS attorneys…
Jay Fitch at Pinnacle: 'Rock the Boat'
Jay Fitch, PhD, founding partner of Fitch & Associates, outlined six major challenges that will transform EMS delivery in the coming years during is general session “Rock the Boat” Thursday…
Avoiding the Three 'H Bombs' of Prehospital TBI Management
Across the United States, traumatic brain injury (TBI) leads to 2.2 million emergency department visits, 280,000 hospitalizations, 52,000 deaths, and more than $60 billion in economic costs annually…
Five Questions With: Colorado Legislator Leroy Garcia, Jr.
Leroy Garcia, Jr., is the kind of high achiever you want on your side. He was the first in his family to graduate from college. As a Marine he served in Iraq. Then he came home, got into EMS, and got…
There were 60 line of duty deaths in the fire service in 2018. There have already been 19 in 2019 at the time of this writing. in 2017, 179,000 firefighters were injured. Fighting fires is a…
In Trauma Cases, Embrace the Simple
Genius is taking the complex and making it simple, according to Albert Einstein. This principle has invaluable pertinence to trauma care, says emergency physician Chris Hartman, MD, medical director…
Five Questions With: Torin Hill and David Timony on the Panic State
The reasons why some performers excel under intense stress—and others shut down—is an evolving area of study in academic and research institutions, with pervasive implications. EMS training and…
Five Questions With: Mark Merlin on Physicians in the Field
New Jersey’s statewide EMS physician response program was created in 2002 by Mark A. Merlin, DO. Now the medical director and chief medical officer for MONOC, the state’s largest EMS system, Merlin…
Five Questions With: Scott McDaniel, Get Ahead of Stroke
Less than 10 percent of eligible stroke patients receive the lifesaving procedure they need to survive and thrive after stroke. That’s the core issue the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS…
Breaking Down EMS Innovation Barriers
Regular readers of EMS World are well-versed in the Promoting Innovation in EMS (PIE) project, a government-funded, multi-stakeholder, four-year project whose aim is to help agencies overcome common…
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