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Opioid Training for EMS that Goes Beyond the Call

The use, overuse, and abuse of opioids in the United States is a multifaceted issue that emergency medical services (EMS) face. Although the media has spotlighted the negative impact of opioid...

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EMS Recognition Day: Joann Freel

Posted on May 25, 2018 by Dawn Mangine

Joann Freel is the Executive Director of the National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE). NAEMSE is a member-focused association of EMS educators whose core mission is to inspire educational...

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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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