Tag Archives: Learning

JEMS Publishes National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE) Position Paper Calling for Better Sepsis Education for EMS

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National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE) Position Paper Calls for More Consistent and Improved Sepsis Education for EMS I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to be the lead author on the National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE) Position Paper On Sepsis Education Standards For EMS with Dr. Chris Nollette, Dr. Bill Reynovich, and Kevin Collopy.   As a ...

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Communications: Be Clear, Concise, and Compelling

RescueDigest Rules of Three: Clear, Concise, & Compelling RescueDigest is about improving three things and emergency services: Leadership, Education, and Career Development. What is the key to improving all three of these things? Communication! So that’s the focus of today’s Rule of Three. The 3 C’s as your framework for communication. If you’ve ever walked away from a conversation and felt, “It was so ...

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Controversies in Fire and EMS: Reading Past the Headlines

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Lately it seems the people of been more attracted to headlines and controversies than real conversations. It’s understandable in a way. If someone wants to be the center of attention, one of the easiest ways is to say something controversial. Someone is sure to refute what you’ve said, and soon a crowd gathers. While I don’t expect to have much ...

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What to Wear at a Firefighter or EMS Conference

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Emergency service providers are proud bunch and they like to show their colors. It shows you’re proud of where you come from and let’s other people know little bit about who you are. Still, there are a couple of rules that you want to keep in mind about how you represent yourself, your agency, and your profession in what you ...

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RescueDigest Resources: Crush Injury, Compartment Syndrome and Suspension Trauma

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RescueDigest’s Top Picks of essential resources for critical topics in emergency services. Crush Injury, Compartment Syndrome, Suspension Trauma and Rhabdomyolysis Resources Pinned in a car for two hours, trapped in a building collapse for 12, fallen on the floor for 24. Each of these patients may be experiencing different, but deadly aspects of crush injury, compartment syndrome, suspension trauma, and rhabdomyolysis. Why are some victims okay under ...

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RescueDigest Resources: Classroom Activities for Critical Thinking, Teamwork, and Soft Skills

RescueDigest’s Top Picks of essential resources for critical topics in emergency services. “Teamwork makes the difference between 'three musketeers' and 'three stooges!'" As a profession, emergency services is nearly unique in it’s demands for providers to be able to act as both coordinated team members and independent operators. Critical concepts such as group dynamics, teambuilding, leadership, followership, and interpersonal communications can be ...

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RescueDigest Resources: Myth Busting and Innovations In Trauma Care

RescueDigest’s Top Picks of essential resources for critical topics in emergency services. “We used to do WHAT?!?" Much of what we’ve been taught in trauma care from the “ABC’s”, to “raising patients legs”, to “giving oxygen can’t hurt” we now know to be wrong. As providers we’re left with the questions “Why?”, “When did this happen?”, and “What should we do now?” ...

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