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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).

Winter weather reminder 

What to consider with driving in winter weather.

Complacency kills

Tips to transport a non-emergency patient safely.

Avoid the burnout | Don't be these ways

To avoid burnout, we must avoid exhausting our personnel with unrealistic schedules. In like manner, personnel have the responsibility to sleep properly, manage stress, and consume healthy foods and exercise.

Fatigue management By guest authors Billy Rutherford and Gerald P. Krueger

Fatigue in EMS activities continues to affect performance for both the operation of an ambulance and for medical treatment provided by EMS crews.

The difficult patient

Thinking ahead and planning will enable us to safely deal with difficult situations and perhaps prevent them.

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.

Tragedy prevention

Strategies the may help prevent EMS burnout and depression.

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.