Tag Archives: Teaching

Sandy Hook, Newtown Connecticut Shooting

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As you may know, Rescue Digest is located in Western Connecticut, just a few minutes away from the town of Newtown. While Rescue Digest consists of only two regular staff, many of our contributors are emergency responders who live or work in and around Sandy Hook, one literally next door to where the incident took place.

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Web Site Size Up: Statter911

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A former firefighter and EMT Dave Statter provides the latest emergency service news and commentary. His expertise as a TV and radio reporter in the Washington DC area bring particular insight to the (often raw) video clips that are the hallmark of his site.

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RescueDigest Resources: Difficult Airway Management

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RescueDigest’s Top Picks of essential resources for critical topics in emergency services.   Difficult Airway Management: BLS through ALS, what’s the best? Airway management is the first and most critical objective in emergency patient care. We’ve found simple methods to rapidly identify and assess difficult airway conditions, new techniques to improve your odds of success, and novel ways to use the tools ...

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RescueDigest Resources: Critical Thinking in Emergency Services Education

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RescueDigest’s Top Picks of essential resources for critical topics in emergency services.   Critical Thinking in Emergency Services Education: Teaching not just “how”, but “why”! An emergency responder who is an independent thinking is a valuable commodity.  It’s clear that critical thinking must be part of an education program in order to teach students to become intelligent, compassionate and skillful emergency responders. But ...

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RescueDigest Resources: Social Media Policies and Marketing for Emergency Services

RescueDigest’s Top Picks of essential resources for critical topics in emergency services.   Social Media and Emergency Services: Promoting and policing your service. While department social media feeds are becoming commonplace, few agencies are using social media tools to promote their organization  effectively. What policies and guides to use to keep your social media use on target and out of hot ...

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RescueDigest Resources: Caring for Geriatrics

RescueDigest’s Top Picks of essential resources for critical topics in emergency services.   Caring for Geriatrics: The Challenge of Elder Care Today the proportion of the elderly in America is greater today than ever before and is growing even larger. What’s more, the elderly tend to be our sickest and most challenging patients. What signs and symptoms may indicate common ...

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RescueDigest Resources: Prehospital Intubation: To ET or Not ET?

RescueDigest’s Top Picks of essential resources for critical topics in emergency services.   Prehospital Intubation: To ET or Not ET, that is the question. Do field-placed ET tubes improve patient outcomes? Should all cardiac arrest patients arrive at the hospital intubated? Exactly what airways qualify as BLS now? Should your airway choices change if the problem is medical illness or ...

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RescueDigest Resources: Difficult Student Behavior

RescueDigest’s Top Picks of essential resources for critical topics in emergency services. Do YOU have difficult students like this? Dealing with Difficult Student Behavior: Is the solution policies, parenting or perhaps something else? The Know-it-all. The Worrier. The Heckler. The Rambler. The Cheater. Is one rotten apple going to spoil your whole program?  How can educators differentiate between difficult students and difficult ...

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RescueDigest Audio Podcast Episode 5: Tips on Student Questions

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   Audio Podcast Episode 5 The RescueDigest Audio Podcast brings you news, interviews and tips you can use to make your life in emergency services a little easier and help you in your job protecting the members of your community.   [powerpress] In this episode, tips on how to get students to ask questions.   For News, Interviews and Tips You ...

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