Three Critical Areas to Watch in EMS

By Will RunyanHot TopicsLeave a Comment

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Of the more than 13 million calls in Firehouse Magazine’s yearly survey of fire departments and EMS agencies nearly nine million needed emergency medical services. The need for EMS is great. We’re not just responding to car accidents. We’re in post-acute facilities. We’re collaborating with hospitals. We’re seeing change. Though they affect the healthcare system as a whole, these three … Read More

Three Roles Caregivers Must Take on to Help Fight Opioid Epidemic

By Rhonda BaliffHot TopicsLeave a Comment

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It’s troubling what medical personnel are seeing as our country’s opioid problem worsens. The CDC just released their latest report on opioid overdoses and emergency departments are working furiously because of the increase – a 30 percent jump in ED visits in 2017 over 2016. We’re asking emergency room staff, and paramedics and EMTs to take on this burden, but … Read More

How Engaging the Family Will Improve Patient Safety

By Martie L. MooreHot TopicsLeave a Comment

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Google patient safety and you will receive millions of opportunities to read research, ideas, expectations and statistics. Medical errors are the third leading cause of harm and death in the United States.1The World Health Organization has been bold in their statement that patient safety is a fundamental principle of healthcare. I stand behind that bold statement. A Global Effort and … Read More

A CNO’s Four Considerations for Your Practice Based on New Stroke Guidelines

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Stroke is still the second-leading cause of death in the world. In America, stroke kills about 140,000 Americans each year—that’s 1 out of every 20 deaths and it also contributes heavily to adult disability.1  It has impacted my life and I am sure it has impacted yours. I’m a healthcare professional whose blood pressure changed silently, making a few changes … Read More