Resource articles

FDA recalls and updates

Recalls recently issued by the FDA.

A culture of safety

Injury prevention will not occur unless those in harms way exercise vigilance and acquire the skills to protect themselves.

EMS safe driving tips

EMS personnel are 2.5 times more likely to die in a crash than other workers. Roughly 70% of fatal crashes occur while running hot.

Complacency kills

Tips to transport a non-emergency patient safely.

Liability issues with ride alongs

The decision to have ride-alongs requires due diligence that considers the risks and benefits of such activities.

On the job alertness, fatigue and performance in EMS

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

Opioids

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

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.

Preparing for winter weather

The number of fatal crashes decreases in winter, but the number of property damage and non-fatal crashes increases. By anticipating what you might encounter, you may be able decrease risk.

Flakka and friends

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