Tag Archive: EMS
3 Ways EMS Leaders Make or Break Paramedic Training Programs
Many EMS agencies realize that new employees, whether new graduates of pre-service paramedic programs or employees with experience in other organizations, are not fully prepared to climb into an ambulance and head out to serve the community.
8 tips for talking about sexual harassment with caregivers
The Future of Technology is the Future of EMS
Every year, I love reading about the new technologies on display at the Consumer Electronics Show. This year was no different, but more than ever the highlights of the show seemed relevant to our profession.
Getting the Most Out of Your EMS Billing: An Interview with Anthony Minge, EdD, Fitch & Associates
City and county officials, EMS agency directors and fire chiefs who struggle to balance budgets may want to analyze the efficacy of their EMS billing operations to recover additional revenue.
7 things you should be doing to engage your medical director
Nurturing one of the most pivotal positions in your agency will create a more engaged and aligned workforce
2017 EMS Trend Report: The Forces Shaping the Future of EMS
In its second year, the EMS Trend Report describes revealing changes in clinical care, finance and the use of technology in EMS
The Value of CE and an Advanced Degree for EMS Leaders
Higher education can help EMS providers tackle the five biggest challenges facing emergency services today By Steven Knight, Ph.D. As leaders, we both desire and have an obligation to leave our organizations and people better off than when we started in our roles. But clearly not all leaders succeed at achieving this goal, despite best…
Fatigue, Scheduling are Critical EMS Challenges
EMS Trend Report 2017 findings highlight the importance of fatigue management as a safety issue for both caregivers and patients By Jay Fitch, PhD Caregiver fatigue and increasing negative performance associated with longer shifts are often the underlying reasons for changing schedules that we hear from clients and colleagues. More than 50 percent of the…
EMS Budget Planning Primer for New Paramedic Chiefs
Climbing the ranks of EMS often fails to prepare new chiefs to discuss financial issues with local elected and appointed officials By Dianne Wright Local government budget processes may seem daunting at first, especially for new leaders whose focus has just recently shifted from EMS operations and patient care. Whether you recently took over as…
9 Steps to Fostering EMS Community Support
Being a reliable and engaged community partner takes your EMS organization to lead agency status and makes you the authority when it comes to community health care By Thomas L. Little Every EMS service has many opportunities to build and maintain community support. Providing top-notch patient care is a priority, but public education and outreach pay big…