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Leadership Lessons: Are Your Leaders Acting like Parents or Substitute Teachers?

Fire department leadership lessons

The chief emphasized that he didn't mean that all of his people were acting like children, although the look in his eye implied that maybe some were. I wasn't suggesting anything about the maturity of his people, but rather that parents don't stop being parents when their children grow up. In fact, this is exactly what I meant by helping agency leaders acting like parents rather than substitute teachers.

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RescueDigest Resources: Top Ten Resuscitation Headlines

Resuscitation Headlines

Are the Headlines the whole story? We have to read more to find out! Top Ten Resuscitation Headlines : It’s no wonder that some services have more effective resuscitation programs than other similarly staffed, comparably funded organizations? We all read the “Headlines” of cardiac resuscitation. “Use the right medications.”, “Medications don’t matter.”, “Airway first!”, Don’t worry about the airway!” It ...

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RescueDigest Resources: Spinal Stabilization

Christopher Miller Spinal Immobilization

RescueDigest’s Top Picks of essential resources for critical topics in emergency services. What have we been doing all these years? Spinal injuries cause an estimated 6,000 deaths and 5,000 new cases of quadriplegia each year. It’s no wonder that EMS providers have been taught, “Better to board them all than miss a single injury.” But universal spinal immobilization has its ...

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RescueDigest Resources: Patient Care Hand-Off

ED Nurse

A critical safety and quality problem in the United States, patient care hand-off has been described as “The Bermuda Triangle of Healthcare”. Miscommunication is so common that it’s been found that ED staff members remember less than half of the information that EMS relays during verbal reports.

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