Ask good assessment questions to get good answers

Posted on Tue, 15 Jan 2019 09:51:34 +0000
Remember that a patient can be your best source in acquiring clinical information. By asking good questions and getting good answers, you can start treatment more quickly than you otherwise would.

6 lifesaving seat belt tips for EMTs and paramedics

Posted on Mon, 07 Jan 2019 04:51:11 +0000
Whether you're treating a minor cut or a MCI, there's no excuse for not using proper restraint while riding in an ambulance.

1 simple question to increase audience participation

Posted on Wed, 05 Dec 2018 08:34:08 +0000
Tackling the difficult challenge of encouraging participation by asking this simple question and waiting for a response

Cold weather response tips for EMS

Posted on Tue, 04 Dec 2018 05:25:09 +0000
While great for sports, cold and snow present risks to EMS folks. Take these extra precautions if responding in such conditions.

7 ways to best use, or avoid, capnography in the field

Posted on Mon, 08 Sep 2014 05:33:03 +0000
EMS1 readers shared their suggestions on how to get the most out of the method

Active-shooter response: Are you physically ready?

Posted on Thu, 03 Jan 2013 10:28:10 +0000
Normally, I am strong believer that paramedics are at their best when they saunter into a scene, slowly walking and looking for clues and risks. But an active-shooter incident is going to require repetitive bursts of significant physical activity.

3 energy-saving tips for your EMS station

Posted on Tue, 17 Apr 2012 12:03:49 +0000
Earth Day, or any day, is a good time to see what you can do at your agency and home to save both resources and money.

How this video can "Keep Yourself Safe"

Posted on Thu, 15 Mar 2012 12:06:32 +0000
Consider using this PPE safety video in your EMT course or refresher class

CPR class instruction tips: 5 ways to make it great

Posted on Thu, 16 Feb 2012 02:03:03 +0000
My most recent health care provider recertification was memorable for all of the things the instructors did well.

Patient assessments: How to avoid free-for-alls

Posted on Tue, 03 Jan 2012 11:30:18 +0000
Substantial cajoling and adult guidance from mom in a Santa hat was required to initiate an orderly process of taking turns, appreciating a gift after it was opened, and taking occasional pauses for a meal or to welcome additional relatives.