Psychiatric elopement

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

Are near-misses better than simulations?

What's a near-miss? The simplest definition is something bad almost happens, but doesn't.

Safe transport of children

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

Taking the stress out of heat

When the ambient temperature gets high enough to overcome the body’s ability to dissipate heat, heat-related illnesses occur.

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.”

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.

Medical marijuana

The use of marijuana for medicinal purposes has a long history. It began around 2737 B.C.E.

Ride-alongs and apprenticeships

Ride-alongs are common recruitment tools, but not without risk. They should be handled in a thoughtful manner with adequate input from local counsel.

Lights and sirens in the driver's seat

The reality of the driving and safety environment must temper the manner in which the Emergency Vehicle Operator (EVO) chooses driving behaviors.

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.