6 Tips For Newly Promoted Officers Perhaps no other time in your career in emergency services more challenging than the transition from “Buddy to Boss” EXCEPT maybe when you are an experienced officer moving to a new group.Read More »
Tag Archives: EMS
Are You A One Dimensional Leader?
RescueDigest Rules of Three: Blame, Sympathize, or Fix The RescueDigest Rules of Three are simple, easy to use rules through which emergency responders can improve themselves, the people they teach or mentor, and the organizations in which they work. Today’s topic is for current or aspiring leaders in emergency services: What do you become when a problem arises? BLAMER, SYMPATHIZER, ...Read More »
The Top 10 Reasons Fire and EMS Educators WON’T “Go Digital”
Why are so many emergency responders still not on board with the digital revolution? Here are the top 10 reasons that we've heard from educators (along with our responses).Read More »
What to Wear at a Firefighter or EMS Conference
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 ...Read More »
RescueDigest Resources: Crush Injury, Compartment Syndrome and Suspension Trauma
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 ...Read More »
RescueDigest Resources: Capnography
“Perhaps the most important monitoring tool prehospital providers can use.”, end tidal waveform capnography isn’t just for respirations anymore.Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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?” ...Read More »
September 11th. Are We Honoring Their Memories?
Maybe The Question Should Not Be “Do you Remember September 11th?”, But Rather “How Do you Remember September 11th?” I’ve heard a lot of people ask lately “Do You Remember?”. There are even songs about it. This year especially it seems to me that more and more people are going out of their way to ask if I’m “remembering”, and ...Read More »
IS IT PERSERVERENCE OR STUBBORNESS?
Perseverance vs Stubbornness Whether we’re talking about leadership, career development, or education a word that I’ve noticed keeps coming up is “perseverance”. It’s a great word However, I’ve always been troubled by the thin line that separates perseverance from flat out stubbornness. I’ve heard many great teachers repeat “Never give up” quotes to the effect of “Great works are ...Read More »