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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.

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.

Tragedy prevention

Strategies the may help prevent EMS burnout and depression.

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.

Lights and sirens - not so fast

It is common knowledge that 70% of fatal ambulance crashes occur with lights and siren activation.

Flu safety measures

Recommendations for healthcare workers

A culture of safety

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

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.

What we do know about Ebola

Ebola is a simple virus. It consists of seven genes that are wrapped in two layers of protein. This is packaged with a polymerase (enzyme) and wrapped in a membrane studded with glycoproteins (proteins with sugar attached).