Suicide: An EMS epidemic

An astounding 37% of the respondents contemplated suicide.

Psychiatric elopement

It’s not just a matter of winning litigation. It’s doing our best to care for those entrusted to us.


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

Liability issues with ride alongs

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

The difficult patient

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

Motorcycle awareness

Motorcycles move as rapidly as automobiles, are tougher to spot, less stable and provide less protection. We don’t see motorcycles because we don’t look for them.

Teaching safe stretcher operations right the first time

There are many components of safe patient handling, such as, a review of proper body mechanics, choosing the right equipment, lifting techniques, and employee wellness that must be covered first.

Complacency kills

Those who are complacent are by definition self-satisfied or unconcerned. A great definition of complacency is “self-satisfaction accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies.”

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.


The three main factors that contribute to hydroplaning.