How to Handle Medical Questions from Friends and Family

How to Handle Medical Questions from Friends and Family

“Do you think this rash is poison ivy, or something worse?” “My co-worker has been feeling really tired lately, what could be wrong with her?” It’s not unusual for EMTs and paramedics to receive lots of unsolicited questions, once people know what you do for a...
The Critical Importance of Car Seats

The Critical Importance of Car Seats

You don’t need to bother with a car seat for a quick drive to the store, right? Fidgeting with straps annoys your tired kid and takes more time. But a few possible tantrums are worth it. EMS workers see first-hand what happens when someone underestimates the...
Common Challenges For 911 Dispatch Centers

Common Challenges For 911 Dispatch Centers

First responders rely upon an efficient 911 system in order to properly respond to calls for help. Unfortunately, the system doesn’t always work smoothly. As with any system that relies on a combination of technology and human activity, issues arise all the time....
Insights on Working with Hospice Patients in EMS

Insights on Working with Hospice Patients in EMS

As an EMS professional, the parts of your job that entail racing to a scene and saving lives are sometimes glamorized. Yet, when you provide ambulatory care, you encounter all kinds of people in different medical situations. Not everyone thinks about working with...