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EMS Patient Safety: Preventing Medication Errors

Posted on May 22, 2018 by Dawn Mangine

The National Institutes of Medicine reported in its well-known paper “To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System,” that as many as 98,000 people were dying due to medication errors in...

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Using Simulation to Prevent Emergencies

Posted on May 21, 2018 by Evan Stiger

Emergency scene simulations, such as a mock car crash, can do more than help prepare EMS providers and other first responders. They can help high school students avoid becoming statistics.

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Stroke Education for EMS Professionals

Posted on May 3, 2018 by Dawn Mangine

Stroke, which is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain, is the number 5 leading cause of death in the United States. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries...

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Virtual Reality in Nursing Education

One of the newest and most exciting tools that is being introduced into nursing simulation labs is virtual reality (VR). Although VR systems differ in the details, they all offer a similar...

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4 Key Elements for a Simulation Scenario

Posted on April 17, 2018 by Katy Mogg

Earlier this month, I had the privilege of tagging along to observe the Ross/West View EMS Division on one of their quarterly training weekends. During the exercise, I learned what it takes for an...

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Making Social Media Work for Emergency Responders

Posted on April 3, 2018 by Evan Stiger

Social media is an invaluable tool for contemporary emergency medical service (EMS) agencies. With it, first responders can provide real-time information on community emergencies to their local...

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Women in EMS: Leaugeay Barnes

Leaugeay Barnes, educator, writer, and experienced paramedic, was kind enough to talk to us about her career in Emergency Medical Services for Women’s History Month. Thanks for taking some time!

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EMS Patient Safety Goals: Bariatric Patients

A current and on-going challenge in the area of patient safety is the transport and treatment of bariatric patients. EMS providers are on the front lines of this issue, and EMS education should...

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8 Signs of Autism to Teach Healthcare Providers

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that is estimated to currently effect 1 in 68 children. Children and adults with ASD do not have a visible disability, which can make...

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EMS Patient Safety Goals: Airway Management, 4 Tips for Simulation

Airway management in healthcare is defined as procedures or use of devices that ensure an open pathway for air exchange between a patient’s lungs and the atmosphere. In the simplest of terms,...

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