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Too many of us have seen colleagues struggle after tough calls, and we have previously discussed how suicide rates in EMS are unacceptably high.
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Can good old-fashioned grit help providers be more resilient to adversity?
Spaced instruction delivered over weeks or months is shown to improve long-term retention of skills. (Photo: George Serdechny/Wikimedia Commons)
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More evidence favors spreading it out rather than delivering it all at once.
Neighborhoods that had more than 80% of a specific race were categorized as predominantly of that race. Neighborhoods without a predominant racial composition were classified as integrated. 
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CARES data reveals some stark differences.
The authors hypothesized that contemporary HEMS use was associated with substantial overtriage and that increased costs and risks could be mitigated by application of a simple scene-based rule.
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Needlessly flying low-risk patients costs a lot of money.
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Does the ride-share service’s entry into markets reduce ambulance use?
The possible complications of treating opioid overdose patients with Narcan are not well understood. 
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Don’t withhold it, but mind the initial and total dose administered.
Researchers used cognitive task analysis to discover how expert medical practitioners used their knowledge and clinical decision-making to care for children who had sustained blunt abdominal trauma. (Photo: David Shankbone/Wikimedia Commons) , ,
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A study uses cognitive task analysis to understand caregivers’ choices.
PCRF Clinical Articles
As the public embraces the compression-only method, is it improving patients’ outcomes?
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It’s been validated for prehospital use elsewhere—do the results hold for an American system?
At baseline this was not a very sleepy cohort. They were in good health, and those who worked 24 hours were allowed to sleep while on duty. (Photo: Chris  McNerney)
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Do longer shifts contribute to fatigue among air-medical personnel?
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