The COVID-19 pandemic has revolutionized safety protocols in prehospital care and opened many eyes to the importance of keeping patients and crews safe from infectious disease transmission. Innovative EMS systems are adopting ICU-level attention to detail in their disinfection protocols for vehicles, equipment, and PPE. Host Mike McCabe sits down with Alexander Isakov, MD, MPH, professor of emergency medicine and executive director...
The new safety measures built into ambulances will positively affect patients, providers and the environment. Listen as Host Mike McCabe interviews safety experts about features like real-time driving coaching that can actually prevent ambulance crashes.
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Michael Bascom, president of the New Jersey EMS Task Force, explains the history, formation and responsibilities of his state's Task Force. Host Mike McCabe interviews Bascom about the group's recent activities such as COVID, Ebola, Superstorm Sandy and the Superbowl.
Ann Hirschman is a founding member of the group of healthcare providers known as street medics. She has a rich history of helping patients in various protests and gatherings, including working at Stonewall and Wounded Knee, beginning in the 1960s. Join host Mike McCabe as Ann details the origins of street medics and their training: "Our job is to be where EMS can't." Read the accompanying article here.
The COVID-19 vaccine is here and EMS is on the frontlines of receiving and administering it. Host Mike McCabe interviews Florida's State EMS Medical Director Ken Scheppke, MD, who addresses all of your coronavirus vaccine questions and concerns.
When the idea of taking 911 calls from home was proposed in 2019, Alexandria Department of Emergency and Customer Communications Supervisor Sally Price said, "Naw, that's never going to work." But when the pandemic hit, Alexandria's PSAP succeeded in having call-takers work from home and hotels to keep them safe. Read the accompanying article here.
CAPCE Executive Director Jay Scott shares his perspective with host Mike McCabe about the changes to, innovations in, and successes of EMS education in the age of COVID-19. Will we ever go back to how we taught before? After all, a record number of EMS providers recertified this year. Read the accompanying article from our Nov. 2020 issue at https://www.emsworld.com/article/1225057/ems-education-age-covid-19
How does a conference go from in-person to virtual? With a lot of work, no doubt, but that made the 2020 EMS World Expo Virtual a success. Join host Mike McCabe as he interviews Senior Editorial and Program Director Hilary Gates for the story behind putting together this year's conference. More coverage on Expo's success in the November magazine here.
COVID-19 survivor Scott Cohen tells his incredible story about being on a ventilator and losing his father to the disease. Cohen, a retired paramedic from Nassau County, New York, was profiled in this Sept. EMS World story about long haulers. Have you or a loved one survived COVID-19? Check out Survivor Corps for support and information about clinical trials.
SeniorCare EMS in New York City uses specially trained paramedics to assess patients in their homes, consulting with Mt. Sinai physicians via telemedicine. With expansion to pediatrics, point-of-care lab testing, nurse triage and alternate destinations in their future, SeniorCare looks to more positive patient outcomes. Host Mike McCabe interviews Mordy Lax, CCEMT-P, CIC, community paramedicine program director and training and e...
One tool to measure multiple vital signs--Nonin's Tom Cosler speaks with EMS World Podcasts host Mike McCabe about their new device. Tom helped develop the new CO-Pilot product which measures COHb, MetHb, SpO2, pulse rate, and rSO2, all in one device. This podcast is sponsored by Nonin Medical.
With less muscle mass, you need more personnel, adequate resources and lots of training: the average age of the EMS volunteer at Sun City Center Emergency Squad is 72 years old. Stop the Bleed, CPR and fall prevention are just some of what they do. They are the winners of the EMS World Expo Volunteer EMS Service of the Year; read more here!
Back in January 2000 EMS World (then Emergency Medical Services Magazine) asked prominent industry experts to foretell the future of EMS. They obliged (find their responses here), not knowing we'd circle back 20 years later to review how they did. Supplementing that September 2020 cover story, the USFA's Rick Patrick—a contributor to that package in 2000—shares his take here on how the industry has evolved and what we all g...
COVID-19 patients have been found to be hypercoagulopathic: how should EMS providers consider this condition when treating patients? Host Mike McCabe dives into the pathophysiology with Tjasa Hranjec, MD, the co-author of a recent article on the topic published in the August 2020 issue of EMS World magazine.
Should EMS providers wear a body cam during patient encounters? Cypress Creek EMS (CCEMS) says yes. Join Clinical Training Coordinator Zach Dunlap from CCEMS as he discusses with Senior Editorial & Program Director Hilary Gates the clinical, safety and training benefits of body-worn cameras in EMS. Interview follows the article readaloud from the August 2020 issue of EMS World magazine.
In 2019, the Philadelphia Fire Dept. helped handle a refinery fire that lasted 3 months. Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel speaks with Editorial Assistant Jacob Sorensen about where he sees the need for EMS on hazmat incidents. Major hazmat incidents might be uncommon, but preparing for their response—triage, incident command, specific injury patterns—is a critical component of keeping communities safe.
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Major hazmat incidents might be uncommon, but preparing for their response—triage, incident command, specific injury patterns—is a critical component of keeping communities safe. Associate Editor Val Amato reads her article "A Blast in the Backyard" describing a 2019 oil refinery explosion in Philadelphia, and Editorial Assistant Jacob Sorensen talks with Randy Kearns, DHA, assistant professor in the College of Business Adm...
Double sequential external defibrillation (DSED) is a potential new intervention for patients in ventricular fibrillation who don't respond to traditional resuscitation, but it has yet to be supported by sound evidence. EMS World's Jonathan Bassett sits down with paramedic, researcher and educator Ian Drennan to discuss his research into the novel method and his article in EMS World's July 2020 issue.
First responders often receive little training or experience with emergency childbirth in the field. A new partnership between UT Health San Antonio and local EMS agencies is bringing medical students with an interest in OB/GYN to fire and EMS services to teach paramedics and EMTs about the intricacies of field deliveries. EMS World’s Jonathan Bassett speaks with Nicholas Stansbury, recent graduate of UT Health San Antonio Medical ...
June's unfortunately timely cover story deals with EMS management of civil unrest events, and Rob McDonald, operations director for AMR in Multnomah County, Ore., discusses the de-escalation and defensive tactics training personnel have gone through.