Resource articles

Summer safety

A culture of safety requires that you ingrain safe behaviors so that they become habits. You are not truly safe if you do not engage in safe behaviors 24/7.

New perspectives for the new year

It is common knowledge that EMS is a dangerous profession. Recent work from the joint efforts of the CDC and NIOSH published last July offers insight you may find surprising.

On the job alertness, fatigue and performance in EMS

Sustained performance as it may be affected by degraded levels of alertness, drowsiness and fatigue.

Tragedy prevention

Strategies the may help prevent EMS burnout and depression.

NHTSA on ground ambulance crashes and defibrillation electrodes recall

NHTSA has an Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS). It has the following Mission Statement: “To reduce death and disability by providing leadership and coordination to the EMS community in assessing, planning, developing and promoting comprehensive, evidence-based emergency medical services and 911 systems.”

Initial guidelines for sustaining EMS provider alertness and managing fatigue in EMS operations

Organizational and environmental factors that play important roles in preventing or mitigating worker fatigue and offer guidelines for sustaining EMS provider on-the-job alertness.

Safe transport of children

In order to transport children safely we rely on specialized equipment.

Employee assistance

A formal EAP is structured to help employees with personal and/or work-related problems that impact job performance, health, and mental/emotional well-being.

Suffering from burnout? A little bit of kindness can go a long way

The most common causes for leaving EMS: burnout, which occurs when idealistic professionals work hard, but were not given adequate resources to do their jobs well.

Lights and sirens - not so fast

It is common knowledge that 70% of fatal ambulance crashes occur with lights and siren activation.