Resource articles

New member orientations

The importance of new member orientations.

Taking the stress out of heat

Protecting yourself from heat-related illnesses.

Establishing wilderness medical protocols

An emerging risk management issue is whether or not trained staff should use their training in remote settings.

The need for standardized endotracheal intubation training

Training, protocols, and confirmation of technical proficiency are necessary components of a safe approach to endotracheal intubation.

Warm water amoeba hazard

Only 3 people out of 138 known infected by Naegleria fowleri amoebas in the US from 1962 to 2015 have survived.

Preventing gymnastics injuries is everyone’s responsibility

The gymnastics environment should promote safety and enforce the use of safety equipment at all times.

Opioids

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

Exertional heat stroke

Review the risk factors for exertional heat stroke.

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).

"Taps" is not a Christmas Carol

There are those of us who have only heard “Taps” on Memorial Day, at presidential funerals or in John Wayne movies. Most of us have watched a president place the wreath on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, salute and stand at attention while “Taps” is played.