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John Todaro, BA, NRP, RN, TNS, NCEE

John Todaro, BA, NRP, RN, TNS, NCEE, is assistant director of the Center for Experiential Learning & Simulation at the University of South Florida in Tampa. He is a member of the EMS World editorial advisory board.

Recently I had a conversation with several EMS administrative personnel of varying titles. The subject was crews wanting hot-weather uniforms for summer—more specifically tactical shorts and t-shirts…
Over the last 40 years or so, I’ve had the opportunity to have the “public health or public safety?” conversation with some of the most remarkable people in prehospital care. Unfortunately, some of…
I find it interesting that the national fire service organizations (International Association of Fire Chiefs, International Association of Fire Fighters, National Volunteer Fire Council, and National…
As a prehospital healthcare professional, I sometimes wonder if we are not our own worst enemies.  We say we want to be recognized as professionals and paid appropriately, but we argue…
The purpose of having EMS students participate in clinical (hospital and specialty area) and field (EMS unit) shifts is to provide them with the opportunities to hone their critical thinking…
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