When patients go into respiratory distress they might require advanced airway procedures. But what happens if you don't know how to intubate patients?
Driving on icy roads with whiteout conditions can make your EMS job that much more nerve racking in an ambulance. In this post we share winter driving safety tips that can help keep your precious cargo safe.
Whether marijuana is legal or not in your state doesn’t stop employers from asking EMS professionals for pre-employment drug testing. A drug-free workplace is a requirement for ambulance companies, EMS facilities and fire stations that operate under federal grants.
EMS professionals who don’t get adequate sleep on a continual basis run the risk of medical errors and poor overall health. Sleep deprivation contributes to errors, lack of concentration, poor cognition and reflexes, lower alertness and mood swings.
EMS instructor Tara Vlaun's advice to her first responder students includes: never stop learning; don’t get complacent; take care of your mental health; stay humble but confident.
When inappropriate behavior starts, it’s critical to address it right away. The worst thing to do is ignore it because it could get worse. Setting respectful boundaries is important.
Amanda Page, NR-P, FP-C, enjoys teaching critical care education topics related to pediatrics, OB and the ventilator. Take a course with her — she's one of our lead critical care instructors with 17 years of first responder experience.
Have you ever dreamed of a job with wings or rotors? Then prepare for liftoff if you’re trying to land a job as a flight paramedic. Here are some tips to position you for this career.
Communication can be a major learning curve when working with a transgender colleague. Learn why it's important to understand how to talk to transgender people, so you don’t cause unintentional harm or say things you don’t mean to say.
Open communication creates a workplace safety net when job stress runs amok. Learn how your EMS team can build a safety culture based on peer support.