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Facility Risk Assessment for an Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program

Standard for an Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program 2018, for each identified at-risk location, the following information shall be considered in the risk assessment and made available to the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ).

O as in obese

Obesity related healthcare costs will increase from $48 to $66 billion per year by 2030

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.

Don't be these ways

To create a workplace that fosters information sharing, we must eliminate the four "don't be these ways": bad manners, bullying, burnout and blues.

Flakka and friends

The National Institute on Drug Abuse issues an updated fact sheet regarding such drugs in January of this year.

Opioids

The United States is experiencing an opioid crisis that has clinical and safety implications for EMS.

Seatbelts

It is estimated that we who are not involved in crashes, pay for more than three-quarters of all crash related costs. The costs come from higher insurance premiums, taxes, travel delays, and excess fuel consumption related to traffic delays.

On the job alertness, fatigue and performance in EMS

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

Deer collision advisory

Deer season gives us a great opportunity to practice our defensive driving skills.

Don't be a bully

Common characteristics of bullying include: rumor spreading, insults, exclusion, unfair treatment, overbearing supervision, unwelcome sexual advances, threatening job security, overloading competent workers, and blocking training opportunities.