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RescueDigest’s Top Picks of essential resources for critical topics in emergency services.

RescueDigest Resources: Cognitive Blindness

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RescueDigest’s Top Picks of essential resources for critical topics in emergency services. Cognitive Blindness: What you don’t see can kill you. Call it size-up, assessment or situational awareness; the ability to perceive and interpret information is critical for managing any emergency incident. But when does focused concentration turn into tunnel vision? Sometimes the training and experience that we rely on to ...

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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 disease ...

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RescueDigest Resources: Emergency Scene Management

RescueDigest’s Top Picks of essential resources for critical topics in emergency services. Emergency Scene Management: It isn’t just a skill for the “white shirts”. From Officers and Managers to the Grunts on the street, we all have the potential to be First Due / On-Scene, arriving at calls that have the potential to quickly get away from us. While many ...

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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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N.Y.C. Fire Dept. Rethinking Tactics in House Fires

Are our tactics up to date with our enemy? Are we doing the equivalent of fighting tanks with cavalry?   Still put the wet stuff on the red stuff? Sure, but not in the same way that we have for 30-40-50 years. Fire behavior has changed because of the stuff that burns, how MUCH of it burns and the construction ...

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Conference Scholarships & Savings Opportunities for Emergency Services

Goal:  To find Conference Scholarships & Savings Opportunities for Emergency Services   Emergency Services Conferences are a great place to network, attend educational lectures and workshops, and see what new products are available on the market.  They’re a fun place to gather with people in your field, and serve as a mini vacation from the day-to-day.  The conference fees, travel and lodging ...

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